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Grease Live! (2016)

After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.

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An electrifying LIVE television event!

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Musical | Romance

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31 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Grease: Live  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Didi Conn who played Vi, the malt shop waitress, played Frenchy in the 1978 film version. Barry Pearl who played Stan Weaver played Doodie in the 1978 film version. See more »

Goofs

One of the rides in the carnival scene is the Zipper, which was not invented until 1968. See more »

Quotes

Principal McGee: Nothing makes a cheerleader more nervous then being late!
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Soundtracks

Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue and Carly Rae Jepsen
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Amazing Live version of Grease
1 February 2016 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For the most part, Fox really got it right. The two lead actors were up to the roles. Both could really sing, dance and act. What a far cry from the lame leads on NBC's versions of The Wiz, Peter Pan and Sound of Music. The staging and sets were outstanding. The camera-work was first rate and the audio mix was very good.

Julianne Hough was absolutely outstanding. A very young 27, beautiful and talented performer, she was a perfect choice to play Sandy. I cannot think of anyone who could have done it better.

The guy playing Danny - Aaron Tveit - had the right looks and build for the role and is an excellent singer-dancer-actor.

The supporting cast was enthusiastic and well-rehearsed.

Except for a 20 second audio loss during Hand Jive, there was no major technical glitch. Unlike NBC, the cameramen did not wind up in each other's shots. The movie was virtually all white as fit the setting of 1959. This Grease version tried a little too hard to integrate the cast and with the exception of the Coach, that really didn't work. It was the equivalent of sticking a bunch of Whites or Asians in The Wiz or Purlie. However, the forced diversity wasn't too glaring and didn't hurt the show overall.

Fox's Grease Live sets a new standard for live TV musicals. Congrats to all - cast, crew, producers.


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