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10 Best 'Grease: Live' Moments to Relive

1 February 2016 11:51 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fox's Grease: Live production was as flashy and fun as one would hope the adaptation to be. Fusing the Broadway show with the familiarity of the film, the three-hour television event was a fun, entertaining event packed with strong performances, gorgeous costumes and massive sets. While the show overall was one of the strongest televised musicals from the recent influx of them (and only beat by The Wiz), here are 10 of our favorite moments, performances and aspects of the TV spectacle.

1. The Live Audience

Unlike the other televised live musical »

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TV Review: ‘Grease Live!’

31 January 2016 7:44 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Grease Live!” won’t make anyone forget the original film any time soon, but that wasn’t the point. The idea was to cook up a must-see event that got attention on social media and delivered a crisply executed and energetic final product. Thanks to exceptional work from director Thomas Kail and several sterling supporting performances, much of “Grease Live!” was as sweet and tasty as a root beer float.

The weakest links of this otherwise entertaining event were stars Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit, who are terrific dancers but both are about as charisma-challenged as they come as actors.

Tveit has a fine voice, but it’s nearly impossible for any actor to don the leather jacket that John Travolta wore so memorably in the 1978 film, in which Danny Zuko was the chick magnet to end all chick magnets. Whatever its weird gender politics (and they’re plenty weird »

- Maureen Ryan

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'Grease' Almost Starred Elvis and the Fonz

28 January 2016 4:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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?

Henry Winkler isn't the only big name that decided against appearing in the movie at the last minute. A number of »

- MovieWeb

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TV News: Class, Grease, TNT, Dresser

8 January 2016 7:45 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Class

BBC America has announced a 2016 air date for "Class," an upcoming eight episode "Doctor Who" spinoff which was confirmed on Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Young-adult author Patrick Ness is behind the series which will be executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales will co-produce the Cardiff-shot series. [Source: Variety]

Grease Live

Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men will make a cameo appearance as a group version of the Teen Angel character to perform the iconic song "Beauty School Dropout" as part of the "Grease: Live" event airing January 31st on Fox. Frankie Avalon played the singular version of the role in the classic 1970s musical. There's also a new featurette for the production which you can see below:

TNT

TNT is making an unprecedent move - planning to cut the number of advertisements during three new 2016 drama series by 50% - roughly 8-9 minutes. »

- Garth Franklin

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Boyz II Men Join Cast of Fox's 'Grease: Live'

7 January 2016 11:18 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Yes, as you can see in the above tweet, R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel(s) in the Jan. 31 production of "Grease: Live" which will be broadcast on Fox. The network confirmed the announcement yesterday.  For the uninitiated, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (to be by Carly Rae Jepsen in the "Live" production on Fox), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school, and who performs the »

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Boyz II Men Join Cast of Fox's 'Grease: Live'

7 January 2016 11:18 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Yes, as you can see in the above tweet, R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel(s) in the Jan. 31 production of "Grease: Live" which will be broadcast on Fox. The network confirmed the announcement yesterday.  For the uninitiated, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (to be by Carly Rae Jepsen in the "Live" production on Fox), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school, and who performs the song, “Beauty School Dropout.” The role was played by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 movie version. Boyz II Men (Nathan MorrisShawn Stockman and Wanya Morris) will all play Teen Angel (why settle for one »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Boyz II Men Will Serenade Carly Rae Jepsen With ‘Beauty School Dropout’ in Fox’s Grease: Live

6 January 2016 11:02 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In a dream scenario only Carly Rae Jepsen could've written, Boyz II Men will soon descend from that malt shop in the sky: Fox's Grease: Live has tapped the R&B group to play the Teen Angel opposite Jepsen's Frenchy in their upcoming musical. The cameo role was famously played by Frankie Avalon but will apparently now expand to a trio of angels — Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman — who'll serenade Frenchy with the timeless "Beauty School Dropout" — slow-jam-style. Just watch what they do to "Grease Is the Word," and try to keep your panties on: »

- Dee Lockett

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Boyz II Men Joins 'Grease: Live' to Sing 'Beauty School Dropout'

6 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Meet your new Teen Angel(s): Boyz II Men.

The '90s R&B boy band has joined the cast of Fox's "Grease: Live" to perform the classic song "Beauty School Dropout."

The silky-voiced trio — Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Wanya Morris — will step into the shoes of Frankie Avalon, who played Teen Angel in the 1978 movie. They'll appear to sing to Frenchy (Carly Rae Jepsen) after a mishap in beauty school leaves her downcast.

Boyz II Men previewed their "Grease" role with a short video on Twitter:

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4

Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Julianne Hough stars as the sweet, innocent Sandy, with Aaron Tveit as tough, golden-hearted Danny. The three-hour musical event also features Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, Keke Palmer as Marty, »

- Kelly Woo

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‘Grease: Live’ Casts R&B Group Boyz II Men as its Teen Angels

6 January 2016 10:19 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The current members of Boyz II Men are reviving their teen angel status.

The R&B group has joined Fox’s production of “Grease: Live” for a three-part harmony version of the guardian angel character made famous by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 movie. They will cameo in Fox’s special to sing the classic song “Beauty School Dropout,” a number normally addressed toward the character of Frenchy (played by Carly Rae Jepsen in this version).

The group announced the news via social media.

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4

Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016

The vocal group, which rose to fame as a quartet, is known for 1990s hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day” and “Motownphilly.” In 2014, it released its latest album, “Collide. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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‘Grease: Live’: Boyz II Men Cast As Teen Angel In Fox Musical

6 January 2016 10:13 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox’s Grease: Live has found its Teen Angel. R&B group Boyz II Men will make a cameo appearance as Teen Angel and perform the iconic song "Beauty School Dropout" on Grease: Live airing January 31 on Fox. The trio just announced the news on Twitter. We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 In the live television adaptation of… »

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Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’ Adds Boyz II Men to Cast (Video)

6 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

R&B trio Boyz II Men have been cast in Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” the network announced Wednesday. The group will appear as “Teen Angel” and sing the song “Beauty School Dropout,” which was performed in the 1978 film version of “Grease” by Frankie Avalon. Boyz II Men remains one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history. The threesome’s four Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout its 25-year career, Boyz II Men has also won nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, a 2011 Mobo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a star. »

- Joe Otterson

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Grease: Live Welcomes Boyz II Men as Surprising Trio of Teen Angels

6 January 2016 9:59 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Why settle for one angel when you can have an entire heavenly flock?

That’s clearly Grease: Live‘s philosophy, as Fox announced on Wednesday that R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel in the Jan. 31 (7/6c) production.

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For those who don’t speak fluent Grease, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (played here by Carly Rae Jepsen), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school — hence the song he performs, “Beauty School Dropout. »

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