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‘Grease Live’ Taps Thomas Kail & Alex Rudzinski As Directors

15 April 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox has a director duo for its foray into the live-tv musical game: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski are set to helm Grease: Live, which airs January 16. Kail — who helms Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap musical Hamilton, which is moving to Broadway in July after earning the best reviews of any show this season — will oversee the stage direction. Rudzinski (Dancing With The Stars) serves as the live broadcast director. Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens are set to star in the… »

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Directors announced for Fox’s “Grease: Live”

15 April 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In the Heights) and veteran television director Alex Rudzinski (director of all 20 seasons of Dancing With the Stars, among many other broadcasts) will direct the live musical event Grease: Live that will air on Fox Jan. 31, 2016, at 7pm Et live/Pt tape-delayed, it was announced today. Kail will oversee the stage direction, with Rudzinski serving as the live broadcast director. Taking the direction will be currently announced stars Julianne Hough as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) is executive producer. Grease: Live is a Paramount Television production based on the original musical by Jim … Continue reading →

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Thomas Kail & Alex Rudzinski to Direct Fox’s Live Musical ‘Grease’

15 April 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail and “Dancing With the Stars” vet Alex Rudzinski are set to direct Fox’s “Grease: Live” musical event, the net announced Wednesday.

Kail, who is currently directing “Hamilton” Off Broadway, will oversee stage direction. Rudzinski, who has directed all 20 seasons of “DWTS,” will be the live broadcast director.

Previously announced, the live TV musical from Paramount Television will be exec produced by Marc Platt of “Wicked” and “Into the Woods.”

Thomas Kail’s brilliant directing work on the explosive ‘Hamilton’ and the cutting-edge ‘In the Heights’ showcase his groundbreaking talent for merging classic Broadway musical storytelling with contemporary song styles and narratives. His productions resonate profoundly with today’s audience, and his sharp instincts make him the perfect director to bring ‘Grease’ to a new generation,” said Platt.

He added, “Alex Rudzinski brings a wealth of experience in live television directing and has a modern »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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