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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Sandy Young
Aaron Tveit ... Danny Zuko
Vanessa Hudgens ... Betty Rizzo
Keke Palmer ... Marty Maraschino
Carly Rae Jepsen ... Frenchie
Mario Lopez ... Vince Fontaine
Carlos PenaVega ... Kenickie
Kether Donohue ... Jan
Jordan Fisher ... Doody
David Del Rio ... Putzie
Andrew Call ... Sonny
Wendell Pierce ... Coach Calhoun
Boyz II Men ... Teen Angel
Jessie J ... Jessie J
Ana Gasteyer ... Principal McGee
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grease Live! See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Production taped the rehearsal the day before the live show day just in case something happened. Luckily, nothing happened and the show was completely live. The only taped scenes/parts of a scene used were of the ensemble and cast bowing in front of Rydell High at the end of the show. It then cuts back to the bowing at the end carnival scene with the main cast, which was live. See more »

Goofs

The scoreboard in the gymnasium has its "Minutes" and "Seconds" signs where the "Home" and "Visitor" signs should be, and vice versa. See more »

Quotes

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

The Fox broadcast version ran roughly 3 minutes longer than the Paramount home video release. As they headed into commercial breaks, Mario Lopez narrated several short behind-the-scenes/making-of segments which were omitted from the DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 February 2016 (2016) See more »

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Maybe (Baby)
Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Performed by DNCE
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Pretty Amazing, All Things Considered
6 February 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a really nicely done musical. The performances are solid and the logistics must have been beyond the pale. The scene changes are outstanding. Compared to others of these live TV productions, this is far superior. The singing is really strong with an occasional dropout, but that's to be expected. One thing that I kept thinking is that Aaron Tveit looked kind of old to be Danny. I checked and apparently he's thirty-three. Of course, that is a challenge they had to face. As demanding as this musical is and the fact that so much professionalism is required, there aren't many true teenagers who could hold up under the pressure. If John Travolta goofed up, he could do it over again sixteen times. Grease has grown on me over the years and it was really fun to hear the songs again.


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