Nearly four decades after Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson's delicious youthful romance in legendary Grease (1978), Grease Live breathes new life into everyone's favourite teenage love affair; however, with a twist: the addition of a live audience. Once more, against the colourful backdrop of the iconic late-1950s Rydell High, the riotous gang of greasers, the T-Birds, and Betty Rizzo's delightfully sassy posse, the Pink Ladies, battle for attention, thirsting to become the coolest teams in school. Undoubtedly, this is going to be yet another year filled with passion, innocence, dance, affection, and teen energy, as the students set their mind on excelling in the much-awaited live dance contest. In this high school graduation day, GREASE is still the word.
An electrifying LIVE television event!
Did You Know?
There are three changes from the original stage play that were taken from the 1978 movie in this production. The song "Hopelessly Devoted To You' was written specifically to give Olivia Newton-John
a ballad, the lead song "Grease" was written especially for the movie and, in the original play the song "Greased Lightning" was sung by Kenicki, it was given to John Travolta
(Danny) in the movie because he demanded it and used his clout to get it. See more
Although the set designers went through a great effort to disguise at least one camera as a period-appropriate one in the National Bandstand scenes, a modern-day "handheld"-type camera on a tripod and operator dressed in period-inappropriate clothes is frequently visible in the back of the gym throughout the scenes. See more
Nothing makes a cheerleader more nervous then being late!
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
Beauty School Dropout
Written by Jim Jacobs
and Warren Casey
Performed by Boyz II Men
and Cast See more