The cast also includes Andrew Call as Sonny, David Del Rio as Putzie, Kether Donohue as Jan, Jordan Fisher as Doody, Ana Gasteyer as Principal, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchie, Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, Eve Plumb as Mrs. Murdock and KeKe Palmer as Marty.
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Click here to read more about Kitt's new song, penned specifically for Jepsen, and click here to read more about the costumes that are designed by Long.
Broadway writers Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins are writing the television adaptation based on the original musical Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. Musical numbers will be staged live outside (come rain or shine!), an audience will be incorporated into the set (and the action), and the Greasers of 2016 will hand jive their way into the hearts of teens across the country.
Unlike NBC's annual live musical event, which has proved to be a success year after year by bringing the theatre into millions of homes, Fox is taking a slightly different approach. This television event will be more of a hybrid between film and stage. The cast is shooting on multiple locations on the Warner Bros. Studio lots in California with sets that resemble those seen on TV and in movies ("It's going to be like you're watching a live movie," says star Aaron Tveit. "I think that's the best way to describe this."), and an audience will surround them.
DNCE, the four-member band fronted by Joe Jonas, will play Johnny Casino and the Gamblers, "the questionably wholesome school dance band that takes the stage at Rydell’s high school hop."
Grease begins airing at 7 PM ET (4 PM on the West Coast). Check out the show's official Playbill here, and follow Playbill on social media for exclusive coverage throughout the entirety of the broadcast.