Live musical will air Jan. 31 on Fox
Fox released the first photos of the cast of “Grease: Live” in character on Monday.
The photos show stars Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit in character as star-crossed lovers Sandy and Danny Zuko, complete with leather clothes and lofty hair. Vanessa Hudgens is also featured in one of the photos as Betty Rizzo.
Fox’s live production of the musical also stars Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie; Keke Palmer as Marty; Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchie; Kether Donohue as Jan; David Del Rio as Putzie; and Jessie J, who will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of “Grease (Is the Word).”
Much like the musical and film, the TV adaptation sees the beginning of senior year spelling an end to Danny and Sandy’s summer romance — until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school. With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.
The Paramount Television production will be directed on stage by Thomas Kail, and on TV by Alex Rudzinski. Broadway writers Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins will write the script.
See the photos below:
“Grease: Live” airs Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. on Fox.