‘Grease': FOX Announces Live Musical Coming To TV In 2015

Mon, April 28, 2014 5:44pm EDT by 12 Comments
Grease Live Musical
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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

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C S

Posted at 5:55 PM on August 17, 2014  

Here’s my casting list for Grease Live 2015:

Sandy – Christina Aguilera
Rizzo – Paulina Rubio
Danny – Prince Royce or Enrique Iglesias
Kenickie – Romeo Santos or Pitbull
Doody – Daddy Yankee
Sonny – Wisin
Putzie – Yandel
Frenchy – Shakira
Jan – Thalia
Marty – Esperanza Spalding
Principle McGee – Mariah Carey
Blanche – Jennifer Lopez
Teen Angel – Ricky Martin
Coach Calhoun – Ruben Blades
Mrs Murdock – La India
Vince Fontaine – Juanes or Mark Anthony
Vi – Gloria Estefan

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Brigitta

Posted at 6:38 AM on April 30, 2014  

Honestly, i hope dat they will cast Drew Seeley! Sure he may not really look a lot like John Travolta’s “Danny”, BUT he’s extremely talented, but often overlooked, n this might b the big break he deserves…He has amazing SINGING & DANCING chops n he’s acting is quite good too..I can c him executing Danny’s dance moves perfectly <3..n heck he was even the singing voice for Troy Bolton in HSM!

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Martha Copra

Posted at 10:23 AM on April 29, 2014  

Adam lambert is the only choice !♡

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lorraine

Posted at 4:59 AM on April 29, 2014  

Adam Lambert—-if you could possibly get him.He’s quite busy now, but there’s no one better….

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Jaqui (@O_Jaqui)

Posted at 2:39 AM on April 29, 2014  

Definitely Adam Lambert for Danny, he’s got the stage presence & voice to be awesome. Demi for Sandy is good idea too. Or maybe Taylor Swift.

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Jess

Posted at 11:41 PM on April 28, 2014  

wouldn’t have thought of Adam Lambert but that’s a great idea. Zac Efron as Kenickie please.

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Pam Wilson

Posted at 10:43 PM on April 28, 2014  

Adam Lambert no doubt about it!

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Sheri

Posted at 8:00 PM on April 28, 2014  

Hands down, Adam Lambert should play Danny. He’s gorgeous and can sing better than anyone on the planet.

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Barbara Schneier

Posted at 7:38 PM on April 28, 2014  

I Agree, Adam Lambert would make a great Danny!!!!

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binahlinda

Posted at 7:29 PM on April 28, 2014  

Yes, Adam Lambert would make a great Danny! Demi Lovato as Sandy.

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jan

Posted at 10:30 PM on April 28, 2014  

great choices

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Sam

Posted at 7:05 PM on April 28, 2014  

I think Adam Lambert would be a perfect Danny!

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