John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John arrived and dressed up as the iconic lovebirds Danny and Sandy for the Meet n’ Grease sing-along event at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, December 13.
In a backstage photo shared by the 71-year-old actress, Newton-John was wearing her signature yellow cardigan and matching skirt replicating the same outfit her character wore in the 1978 film, while Travolta sported an all-black ensemble with his character’s iconic leather jacket.
“First time in costume since we made the movie,” Newton-John captioned her Instagram post. “So excited!!”
Later in the evening, she ditched the “good girl Sandy” outfit for a leather jacket and black leggings, like the one she wore during the movie’s finale. She also joined Travolta for a Q&A panel with fans following the sing-along event.
The Grease stars also made an appearance at the Meet n’ Grease event in Tampa on December 14 and Jacksonville on December 15.
The actor and actress reunion came after a month after Newton-John auctioned off the iconic leather jacket she wore during the last scene of Grease. The jacket was purchased for $243,000 to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center. The Grease star’s jacket was recently returned to her so it could be put on permanent display at the Melbourne, Australia-based research institute.
In an emotional video, the media tech entrepreneur who bought Newton-John’s jacket said, “The odds of beating a recurring cancer using the newest emerging therapies is a thousand-fold greater than someone appearing out of the blue, buying your most famous and cherished icon, and returning it to you, which is what I’m going to do right now.”
“This jacket belongs to you and the collective soul of those who love you. Those for whom you are the soundtrack of their lives,” he continued on. “It should not sit in a billionaire’s closet for country club bragging rights.”
“For this reason, I humbly and respectfully return it to its rightful owner, which is you. Godspeed for a quick recovery,” he finished.
Newton-John founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre during her first battle with breast cancer in 1992. The actress overcame her cancer again in 2013, but in May 2017, she was told her breast cancer had metastasized and spread to her bones.