The Musical Special “Grease Live!” airs on FOX

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26 January 2016
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Grease Live
Courtesy of FOX
“Grease Live!”
Premieres Sunday, January 31 from 7 to 10 PM ET live/PT taped delayed
on FOX
 
          GREASE: LIVE stars Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Rock of Ages”) as the angelic SANDY YOUNG – Rydell High’s most talked-about newcomer – and Aaron Tveit (“Les Miserables,” Broadway’s “Catch Me If You Can”) as bad boy DANNY ZUKO. Also tapped to star are Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway’s “Gigi,” “Spring Breakers”) as iconic bad girl RIZZO; Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, “Masters of Sex”) as sassy Pink Lady MARTY MARASCHINO; CarlosPenaVega (“Big Time Rush”) as KENICKIE, Danny’s tough-guy sidekick; multi-Platinum Grammy®Award-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen as Pink Lady and beauty school dropout FRENCHY; Kether Donohue (“You’re The Worst”) as Pink Lady JAN; David Del Rio (“Spare Parts,” “The Troop”) as T-Bird PUTZIE; Jordan Fisher as DOODY; and Andrew Call as SONNY.

 

          Additional guest and cameo castings for GREASE: LIVE include Jessie J performing  “Grease (Is The Word),” Boyz II Men as “Teen Angel,” Mario Lopez (“Extra”) as “Vince Fontaine,” Ana Gasteyer(“Saturday Night Live”) as “Principal McGee,” Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”) as “Mrs. Murdock,” Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (“The Fresh Beat Band”) as “Cha Cha,” Elle McLemore (Broadway’s “Heathers”) as “Patty Simcox” and Noah Robbins (“Aardvark”) as “Eugene.”

          The event will reimagine and reintroduce some of the most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. In this live television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. Can Danny maintain his bad-boy image as the coolest member of the T-Birds, once he and Sandy start going together, and can Sandy remain a good girl after she joins the Pink Ladies? With their friends, Rizzo and Kenickie, pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.

          GREASE: LIVE is based on the original 1971 musical “Grease” and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation.
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