Sum it up, Mr. Brantley, why don't you: "Changing the channel is not an option."
And that's just his lede.
The surprise today is how much the production (by that Broadway pro Kathleen Marshall) is
criticized. The two newbies don't seem worth the critics' ire and don't get as much ink as you'd expect. While the expectation all along has been that Marshall would mask her stars' inadequacies with a knockout supporting cast and dazzling stagecraft, now everything being called lame, lame, lame.
Or maybe Grease is just a dumb, dumb show?
If the advance and the scattered fans who still remember the tv show can't save them, then at least we can be thankful if the experiment in casting-by-reality-show be deemed a failure not worth repeating.