‘Grease: Live!’ Teaser – Watch The New Cast Do The Hand Jive [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
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Fox’s very first live musical event, “Grease: Live!,” is already gearing up with the promotions. The show isn’t going to air until Jan. 31, 2016, but the network released its first poster and teaser this week – much to the delight of fans of the classic musical.
The live TV show will star Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, Carlos PenaVega, Kether Donohue and David Del Rio. Hough and Tveit will play the iconic roles of Sandy and Danny, which Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta played in the popular 1978 movie.
“Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer,” said Hough, who became famous for “Dancing With The Stars,” when she was cast as Sandy back in January, per Us Weekly. “I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy. This is my dream role, and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”
On the other hand, Tveit was recently seen in the drama series “Graceland” but the show was already cancelled by USA Network. The actor is an experienced Broadway performer and was in the “Les Miserables” movie with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
“Grease: Live!” is produced by Paramount Television and directed by Alex Rudzinski and Thomas Kail. Choreography is done by Zach Woodlee.
Watch the video teaser and check out the photos from the television event below: