Go Greased Lightnin’! FOX is stepping into the television musical arena with the smash hit ‘Grease’! The network announced that the beloved movie will be adapted into a made-for-TV live musical special, slated for 2015.
Did you love The Sound Of Music: Live! starring Carrie Underwood? Well then, you’re in luck because another musical is coming to TV and it’s worth jiving for! FOX is giving NBC a run for their money with Grease Live! Keep reading for all the details on the three-hour live event. Plus, who will be cast as Danny and Sandy?
‘Grease Live’ Coming To FOX In 2015
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John became bonafide movie stars in 1978 when Grease hit theaters. Now, the iconic musical is making its way to television, and it’s sure to be even better than summer love!
On Monday April 28, FOX announced that they’re heading to Rydell High for the live made-for TV musical Grease Live!
“From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,” said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for FOX, in an official statement. “Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”
No word yet on who will be cast as the famous couple Sandy and Danny, but the network promises to bring the T-Birds and Pink Ladies to life.
Grease Live continues the latest craze of live TV musicals, following in the footsteps of NBC’s wildly successful The Sound Of Music: Live!, which starred Carrie Underwood in 2013. FOX’s original adaptation of Grease is set to premiere in 2015.
HollywoodLifers, let us know who you think should be cast as Sandy, Danny and Rizzo!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister