Grease

(1978)

.Danny Zuko (Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Newton-John) had the perfect summer romance. But Labor Day comes all too soon for the pair, and they must go off to their separate schools, each mistakenly thinking that this is the end. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease. with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy and all the Rydell High gang. Who could resist all those infectious songs performed by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Frankie Avalon, Sha-Na-Na, Frankie Valli and the rest of the cast?

‘Grease Live’ Attracts 12.2M Viewers; Beats ‘The Wiz Live’ & ‘Peter Pan Live’

‘Grease Live’ Attracts 12.2M Viewers; Beats ‘The Wiz Live’ & ‘Peter Pan Live’

Over the past few years, NBC has started an annual tradition of airing a live musical every year during the holiday season. This year, Fox is starting a tradition of its own with the 3-hour live musical special Grease: Live, which aired last night. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the show was a bona fide hit, attracting 12.2 million viewers, a higher figure than NBC's last two live musicals.

NBC's first musical special, The Sound of Music Live, was a ratings juggernaut in late 2013, attracting a whopping 18.3 million viewers and scoring an impressive 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The network's next musical, 2014's Peter Pan Live!, shed more than half of The Sound of Music Live's audience, with 9.1 million viewers and a 2.3 rating, but December's The Wiz Live! rebounded slightly with 11.5 million viewers and a 3.5 rating.

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‘Grease’ Almost Starred Elvis and the Fonz

‘Grease’ Almost Starred Elvis and the Fonz

Perhaps hard to fathom now, but in the 1970's, Henry Winkler's Happy Days character Fonzie was just as big, or maybe even bigger than superstar John Travolta. And it was Henry Winkler who was initially sought for the role of Danny Zuko in the big screen adaption of Grease. But he eventually turned down the role for one very personal reason.

As Fox prepares to unleash Grease: Live later this month, Vanity Fair has an expose on how the original 1978 movie made it's way to the big screen from the stage. And it's one musical that has certainly stood the test of time in various different formats and mediums. But would the movie be remembered as the classic it is had Henry Winkler decided to stay on board?

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‘Grease: Live’ Lands ‘Brady Bunch’ Star Eve Plumb

‘Grease: Live’ Lands ‘Brady Bunch’ Star Eve Plumb

As if Grease: Live wasn't already shaping up to be something truly special in the history of live TV events, it just got a whole lot cooler. The Fox production has just announced that they've found their Mrs. Mrudock. Yes, The Brady Bunch's Jane Brady is getting ready to do the hand jive!

Eve Plumb is taking on the fan-favorite role of the T-Birds shop teacher. Fox will air the production of the popular musical live on January 31. The role was originally played by Alice Ghostley in the 1978 classic Grease opposite John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

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‘Grease: Live’ Trailer Has Julianne Hough Doing the Hand Jive

‘Grease: Live’ Trailer Has Julianne Hough Doing the Hand Jive

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.

Grease: Live stars Julianne Hough as the angelic Sandy - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Aaron Tveit as bad boy Danny Zuko. Also tapped to star are Vanessa Hudgens as iconic bad girl Rizzo, Keke Palmer as the sassy Pink Lady Marty Maraschino and Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, Danny's tough-guy sidekick. Pop powerhouse and Grammy Award-nominated singer Jessie J will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of "Grease (Is the Word)," written by Barry Gibb.

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‘Grease: Live’ First Look at Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens

‘Grease: Live’ First Look at Julianne Hough & Vanessa Hudgens

Back in April 2014, Fox announced Grease: Live, a live three-hour musical special. Today, Fox, via TV Line, has released the first three photos from this highly-anticipated event, giving us our first look at Julianne Hough as Sandy, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and Aaron Tveit as Danny. Fox will air this three-hour event on Sunday, January 31 from 7 PM to 10 PM.

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. With their friends 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.

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Fox Announces ‘Grease Live’ 3-Hour Musical Special

Fox Announces ‘Grease Live’ 3-Hour Musical Special

Get ready to do the hand jive as Fox enrolls at Rydell High with Grease Live (working title), a live three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical Grease, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox); and Paramount Television. Scheduled to air live during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, Grease Live (wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.

Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.

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‘The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Grease’ Parody Featuring James Franco and Anne Hathaway

The hosting duo reenacts 'You're the One That I Want' in this musical number that was excised from last night's show.

EXCLUSIVE: Randal Kleiser Takes Us Back with the ‘Grease Sing-Along’

The director of the classic 1978 musical talks about this new restored version of the film and what is coming up next for him.