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"Grease: Live" on FOX is a live three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical "Grease" that will feature a young ensemble cast and reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation. Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.

The production will electrify audiences everywhere with live performances of the unforgettable Casey/Jacobs songs "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'" and "We Go Together," as well as the iconic songs written by John Farrar, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "You're the One That I Want." The broadcast will reimagine some of the story's most memorable moments and characters from the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, including Danny Zuko, Rizzo and Sandy.

The cast includes Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") as Sandy, Aaron Tveit ("Graceland," "Les Miserables") as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway's "Gigi," "Spring Breakers") as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega ("Spare Parts," "Big Time Rush") as Kenickie, Keke Palmer ("Scream Queens," "Masters of Sex") as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino, and Carly Rae Jepsen as Pink Lady Frenchy. Kether Donohue ("You're the Worst") rounds out the Pink Ladies as Jan, while David Del Rio ("Spare Parts," "The Troop") plays T-Bird "Putzie."

"Grease: Live" is a Paramount Television production. Marc Platt ("Wicked," "Into the Woods") is the executive producer; Thomas Kail ("Hamilton," "In the Heights") is the director overseeing the stage direction; Alex Rudzinski ("Dancing with the Stars") serves as the live television director, and Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") are the writers of the live adaptation.




GREASE LIVE (FOX TV): FACTS

Network: FOX
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 180 mins.
Premiere Date: January 31, 2016
Production Company: Paramount Television





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