Yes, yes, YES! Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough will be headlining the ‘Grease’ live musical, which will air in 2016. Find out who they’re playing!
We’ve seen Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!, but it’s going to be all about Grease in 2016! Vanessa Hudgens, 26, and Julianne Hough, 26, have been cast in starring roles for the live musical event, FOX announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Jan. 17.
Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens In ‘Grease’ Live Musical
Prepare yourselves. You’re going to need a minute.
Vanessa will play the sassy Rizzo and Julianne will play the lovely Sandy in the Grease live musical. This is epic.
“‘Grease’ is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Julianne said, according to our sister site Variety.
“Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge,” continued Vanessa. “I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I’m going to be a Pink Lady!”
We all remember Vanessa as Gabriella from her High School Musical days. This will be her first musical since the third movie in 2008. Julianne starred in the musical Rock of Ages in 2012 and has been serving as a guest judge for Dancing With the Stars.
Now we just want to know — who will play Danny? While they could keep it within the FOX family by casting Glee’s Darren Criss, but I’m going to go ahead and throw out American Horror Story’s Finn Wittrock into the mix.
It’s just been a whirlwind weekend of casting news! Ariana Grande will be joining the cast of Scream Queens in a guest-starring role. We are so excited.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Grease live musical casting choices? Do you think Julianne will make a good Sandy and Vanessa a good Rizzo? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson