.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?
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
http://movieweb.com/james-franco-and-anne-hathaway-recreate-grease-for-83rd-academy-awards/Last week, James Franco offered a short peak at the planned Grease parody that was going to open The 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast. Featuring James Franco as Danny Zuko and co-host Anne Hathaway as Sandy Olsen, this atrocious musical number was rightly edited out of the awards show last night. Now, you can watch the whole horrible thing in the clip below.
Grease was released July 7th, 1978.Read More
In the late 70s, a TV director made his feature film directorial debut with a little musical that ended up changing the game as we know it. In 1978, Randal Kleiser's Grease was unleashed on the world and it was a smashing success. The film took in just shy of $160 million at the domestic box office which, if you count the nearly $30 million it took in during re-releases and adjust for inflation, would equate to $611.5 million today. Clearly, this film is a blockbuster in any day and age and it is set to prove that once more with a brand new re-release entitled Grease Sing-A-Long, which will be released with a fully restored print and song lyrics for the audience to sing-a-long to starting on July 9. (For more information on where you can find the film and how you can even Demand It to come to your area, you can CLICK HERE for all the details, as well as take a look at the new Sing-A-Long trailer). I had the distinct pleasure to speak with director Randal Kleiser over the phone about this new theatrical event and here's what he had to say.
This has to be a little surreal for you, this whole process of restoration and bringing your first film back into theaters. Can you just talk a bit about how this whole process has been for you?Read More