Fox’s Grease: Live! musical will air live on January 31, 2016 at 7pm ET (tape delayed on the West Coast). The three hour event will feature all of the classic Grease songs, and in the new behind-the-scenes video we get a glimpse at the cast practicing their numbers. This new live musical has Julianne Hough playing good girl Sandy, taking on the role played by Olivia Newton-John in the feature film. Graceland‘s Aaron Tveit is Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta in the 1978 movie. Vanessa Hudgens is Rizzo, Keke Palmer is Pink Lady Marty Maraschino, Carlos PenaVega is Kenickie, Carly Rae Jepsen is Frenchy, and Kether Donohue is playing Jan. The cast also includes David Del Rio as Putzie, Andrew Call as Sonny, and Jordan Fisher as Doody.
Grease: Live will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s 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.