FOX Set to Air Live Version of Grease in 2015
Glee put their own spin on Grease last year, but FOX is going to air a live version of the popular musical come 2015! On Monday, it was announced by FOX Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly that a three-hour long live musical version of the hit play was added to the network's schedule.
Though not many details are known — such as an exact air date or cast — we do know that it's currently titled Grease Live. FOX released a statement expressing their excitement for the project saying:
“From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told — and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event. Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”
This announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise, as last year NBC experienced huge success with their live version of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood. In fact, NBC is planning to do the same this year, but with Peter Pan.
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