Fox unveiled three character posters on November 23, 2015 and then followed that up with the first teaser video from Grease: Live. The live musical event is set to air on January 31, 2016 with Julianne Hough taking on the role of Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John in the feature film. Aaron Tveit (Graceland) is Grease‘s Danny Zuko, the part brought to life on the big screen back in 1978 by John Travolta. The cast also includes Vanessa Hudgens as bad girl Rizzo, Keke Palmer as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino, and Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie. Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be handling the role of Pink Lady Frenchy.
Marc Platt (Wicked) is executive producing and Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail is set as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski is on board as the live television director.
Grease: Live Plot:
Featuring a young ensemble cast, 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.
Watch the Grease Live video: