What's the Difference between Grease the Play and Grease the Movie?

Musical

Grease

6%
Released: 1972
Playwrite: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Grease

94%
Released: 1978
Director: Randal Kleiser
Characters
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In the Play In the Movie
Danny Zuko
Danny Zuko
Portrayed by: John Travolta
Sandy Dumbrowski
Sandy Olsen
Portrayed by: Olivia Newton-John
Kenickie
Kenickie
Portrayed by: Jeff Conaway
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Stockard Channing
Doody
Doody
Portrayed by: Barry Pearl
Sonny LaTierri
Sonny LaTierri
Portrayed by: Michael Tucci
Roger
Putzie
Portrayed by: Kelly Ward
Frenchy
Frenchy
Portrayed by: Didi Conn
Marty Maraschino
Marty Maraschino
Portrayed by: Dinah Manoff
Miss Lynch
Principal McGee
Portrayed by: Eve Arden
This Character does not appear.
Coach Calhoun
Portrayed by: Sid Caesar
Eugene Florsyck
Eugene Felsnick
Portrayed by: Eddie Deezen
Patty Simcox
Patty Simcox
Portrayed by: Susan Buckner
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Cha-Cha Digregorio
Portrayed by: Annette Charles
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Portrayed by: Frankie Avalon
Vince Fontaine
Vince Fontaine
Portrayed by: Edd Byrnes
Johnny Casino
Johnny Casino & the Gamblers
Portrayed by: Sha-Na-Na
This Character does not appear.
Leo Balmudo
Portrayed by: Dennis C. Stewart
Betty Rizzo
Betty Rizzo
Portrayed by: Adrienne Barbeau
Grease Play vs Movie
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In the Play In the Movie
   Sandy wears the distinctive '50's poodle skirt in her first scene. Patty Simcox wears the distinctive '50's poodle skirt in her first scene.
   It is Kenickie who sings Greased Lightnin' The song was given to Danny
   Rizzo goes with Danny to the dance but ends up with Kenickie She goes with Leo
   Cha-Cha Digregorio is overweight, doesn't like the "crummy" dance decorations, and prides herself as a good dancer. She's also the girlfriend of a member of the unseen Flaming Dukes rival gang which is the cause of the rumble that never happens. Cha-Cha is a sexy ex-girlfriend of Danny's.
   This does not happen Putzie, Sonny and Doody moon the crowd at the dance
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