ooooh, I get to be an annoying name dropper!
Last year my company did Grease and the guy who played our Danny is in the final 15 for the show! His name is Derek, and he was on last Sunday's show, but just for a minute (he's wearing a blue cut off shirt) he's plastered all over the website, though.
And in the previews for next week, there's a girl named Juliana auditioning who was our Ariel in Footloose 2 years ago. I don't think she makes the cut, though.
AND, the choreographer of the TV show, and the assistant choreographer of the Broadway show is Vince, and apparently he's going to be shown a lot on TV, too.
Vince choreographed our Grease last summer. He's a sweetheart, and a very easy choreographer to work with.
Since Vince and Derek know each other, I don't know if that is some kind of conflict of interest. Maybe Vince won't really have a say in who stays and goes.
Unfortunately, I can't make myself watch the show because those songs now make me want to gouge my eyeballs out with a rusty fork. Too many times hearing them during tech rehearsals...