That’s right, Grease is the word that you heard.
Fox is getting into the live musical game with a live three-hour version of the Broadway high-school classic. The network’s Grease Live special is billed as the first-ever live broadcast TV production of the 1971 musical from Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, which also inspired the 1978 hit film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
“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,” said Shana C. »
- James Hibberd
Fox is taking a page from NBC's The Sound of Music Live. The network has ordered a three-hour live broadcast of Grease set to air during 2015, Fox announced Monday. The live event will feature a young ensemble cast and be based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name, with the book, lyrics and music by the team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs and the 1978 hit feature film that starred Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. The film has grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, ranking as the highest-grossing movie musical ever. Grease Live hails from
- Lesley Goldberg
“Grease” is the word of the momenf at Fox. The network will air a live, three-hour production of the musical “Grease” next year, the network's chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly said Monday. The special, which bears the working title “Grease Live,” is based on the 1971 Broadway musical, which spawned the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. (As for the idea of airing a live musical special, that might just be a little bit based on NBC's live special “The Sound of Music Live,” which yielded big ratings for the network in December 2013.) Also read: ‘Sound of Music Live’ »
- Tim Kenneally
Score one for those hopelessly devoted to musicals: Fox has added a three-hour live production of “Grease” to its 2015 calendar, Fox chairman of entertainment Kevin Reilly announced today.
“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,” said Shana C. Waterman, senior VP of event series for Fox. “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.”
Paramount released the 1978 feature rendition of “Grease, »
- Whitney Friedlander
"Grease" is the word over at Fox: The network just announced that it will air a live version of the hit musical sometime in 2015.
Taking a cue from NBC's successful live staging of "The Sound of Music" in December, Fox revealed Monday that it, too, is jumping into the live musical game, scooping up the production that made John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John household names. In a notable deviation from NBC's choice to adapt the Broadway version of "Music," not the more well-known movie version, Fox will stage the version of "Grease" presented in the hit 1978 film, which includes some songs not found in the 1971 stage production.
"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," said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for Fox, »
- Katie Roberts
A live Grease musical special, an adaptation of the Broadway show and 1978 movie, is reportedly coming to Fox in the near future.
Grease Live Coming To Fox
“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,” said Shana C. Waterman, senior VP of event series for Fox. “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.”
Grease, originally a musical written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, first appeared on Broadway in 1971. The high school dramedy was reimagined for the small screen later on in the decade, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. »
Ever been at an event where you know it’s going to be great but then the unexpected happens? It happened once to us where somehow I ended up at a private Kanye West gig in Cannes accompanies by Jamie Foxx and Leonardo Di Caprio. When Golddigger came on, West pulled Foxx up on stage to perform as it was meant to be seen.
The same happened to a chap named Robbie Johnson who was at an Olivia Newton-John gig. Little did he know that John Travolta was in the audience too and then before he knew it, he was responsible for filming one of the greatest musical moments when Newton John invited Travolta up on stage to relive ‘You’re the One that I want’ from the 1978 movie Grease.
If you’re a fan of the movie, this is a must watch. They’ve still got it even 36 years after the fact! »
- David Sztypuljak
[BRIGHTCOVE_PTV "3493653793001"] Get ready to par-tay! Monday night's Dancing with the Stars showcased party anthems, with guest judge Redfoo from Lmfao helping to weed out the ho-hum from the fun. James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd entered as the charmed couple after getting a perfect score on Disney week, while Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas were just holding on and Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke hoped that audience scores would prop them up for another week. Except, that didn't happen. In the end, Carey's stage presence couldn't save him, and he and Burke were eliminated from the competition. A long-time fan of the show, »
- Michele Corriston and Michele Stueven
Leave The World Behind, 2014.
Directed by Christian Larson.
Like John Travolta, I got chills and they’re multiplying. It was not the sight of Olivia Newton-John in shiny black spandex that made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, but the concert footage from ‘One Last Tour’ from Swedish House Mafia, of which this is a documentary feature, directed by Christian Larson, teaming up with the band again after their collaboration on Take One, another documentary about the band, released in 2010, and a handful of their music videos.
- Steve Leadbetter
Lawyer who defended Proposition 8 at Supreme Court says his views on gay marriage evolving. Because he learned one of his own kids is gay.
Openly Gay College Athletes Explain What It’s Like To Come Out To Their Team (warning – annoying auto play)
James Franco’s Interior.Leather.Bar is now available on Vimeo for rent or purchase.
For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, »
Beloved “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John takes up residency at Las Vegas’ Flamingo with “Summer Nights” show. When Australian-born Olivia Newton-John first embarked on a career in entertainment, she never could have guessed that she’d become someone we’d grow up with, hold onto, and pass along to our children. Yet, her timeless portrayal of Sandy in Grease and her catalog of singable (and danceable) hits have made her a permanent fixture in pop culture. She’s acted and sang with the best, she’s won her battles against breast cancer, she’s reinvented herself, and, through it all, she’s done more than survive… she’s … Continue reading →
The post TV/Movie Classics: Olivia Newton-John in Vegas with “Summer Nights” show appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Gerry Strauss
A boy, a girl, the breaking surf, some fumbled attempts at automobile lovin’, a hand-jive contest, a lycra-clad makeover, and a dozen of the greatest songs you’ve ever heard. With those raw ingredients, I present the latest installment of EW’s Summer Blockbuster month. Because we are “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, the first movie musical on this list takes the No. 18 slot. So let me tell you about it, studs.
We live in times fueled by a collective passion for nostalgia. Well before our nostalgia covered up a national snarkiness, though, Grease set the template with its saucy yet »
- Lanford Beard
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
“Barney the Dinosaur unexpectedly reached puberty.”
Thanks to dostka for this week’s winning caption!
After collecting dust on the shelf for over a year, ABC has finally scheduled reality series Sing Your Face Off for back-to-back episodes on Saturday night starting May 31st. Hosted by John Barrowman, it features “celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a musical icon.” One of the judges is Debbie Gibson. There go my summer Saturday nights.
Judge to Strike Down Ohio’s Marriage Recognition Ban
Jon Hamm, circa the mid-90′s … on a dating show. There are no words.
There's undeniable chemistry between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - in fact, it's electrifying - in the chart-topping, dancefloor-filling, feelgood musical romance between two star-crossed lovers at a 1950s California high school. She's a good girl who has to play bad to land a bad boy who's really quite good. The perfect soundtrack to happy days - and, uh, summer nights. »
This week: By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John, it's Anchorman 2! Plus: Keanu gets cut down to size with 47 Ronin, and Jennifer Love Hewitt kills The Client List. ► Even after a ten-year wait, can there be too much Ron Burgundy? You’ll certainly get your fill with the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues blu-ray, which includes a two-hour, twenty-minute alternate version of the movie that stretches things past the point of »
- John Law
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …
“Orange Is The New Jack.”
Thanks to Dback for this week’s winning caption!
Mississippi News Anchor: ‘Too Much’ Lgbt Coverage, Take a ‘Gaycation’
Arizona vice mayor praises Fred Phelps on Facebook with link to satirical Onion obituary
Are there any Tbl readers in England and Wales getting married this weekend?
Peyton Reed's 2006 classic subverts the love-conquers-all formula of traditional rom-com to arrive at the more satisfying conclusion that nothing beats falling out of love with a loser
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- Lyle Masaki
A mainstay of worst-sequels-ever-made lists, squirming alongside the likes of Batman & Robin, Speed 2 and Exorcist II: The Heretic, Grease 2 was roundly lambasted upon its 1982 release and its critical reputation has nose-dived ever since. Here's a film that cost $11.2m to make (£6.7m) - almost twice the budget of its much-loved, popular culture-bothering forerunner - and yet failed to secure the return of its two stars, John Travolta and Olivier Newton-John, or its composers, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
It entered its 58-day shoot working from an unfinished script, with Didi Conn (reappearing as Frenchy, though she vanishes halfway through the movie) calling the production "rushed, frantic and unorganised". Its stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield failed to get along, Pfeiffer later labelling her on-screen lover as "self-adoring". It turned away a young Tom Cruise for the role of T-Birds leader Johnny Nogerelli, instead plumping for the strikingly uncharismatic Adrian Zmed. »
Feature Ryan Lambie 19 Mar 2014 - 06:21
The 1977 docu-drama Pumping Iron launched Schwarzenegger's career, and led to an era of fitness obsession and action heroes, Ryan writes...
In February 1976, the Whitney Museum in New York played host to a highly unusual exhibit: Arnold Schwarzenegger, clad in little more than a tiny pair of brown briefs, posing like a Greek statue on a rotating platform. Around him, some of the Manhattan art scene's most famous critics sat and pontificated.
Called Articulate Muscle: The Male Body In Art, the exhibition included two fellow Mr Universe bodybuilders, Frank Zane and Ed Corney, plus a panel of artists and historians, who discussed the notion of "the body itself as an art medium". The event was inspired and organised by Charles Gaines, a former weight lifter and author of the book Pumping Iron, a candid and in-depth account of bodybuilding with photographs by George Butler.
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