I didn’t know whether to compare Debbie & Joey with Steve & Eydie, Sonny & Cher or Donny & Marie. But one song in the duo’s show at Summit Showroom at The Venetian inspired the most apt pairing — Danny & Sandy.
That’s a “Grease” reference, folks. A high moment in the Debbie Gibson-Joey McIntyre show is “You’re The One That I Want,” made famous by John Travolta as Danny Zuko, and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson. These two former teen stars have the chops and gumption to sell it for a Strip audience, and Gibson actually played Sandy in “Grease” on London’s West End.
“Joey is the greatest Zuko who ever played Zuko,” Gibson said in a phone chat last week. “Performing that with him, it never gets old.”