BWW Asks: Who Would You Cast in FOX's Live Broadcast of GREASE?
Yesterday, the FOX network announced that they will bring the kids from Rydell High to life once again with a LIVE three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical GREASE. Scheduled to air LIVE during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE (working title) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.
Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.
"From Broadway to film, and across generations, 'Grease' is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told - and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for FOX. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."
So BWW asks, who would you like to see cast in this exciting upcoming project. Singers from the WORLD of country music, pop or hip hop? Seasoned Broadway veterans? Contestants from Fox's American Idol? Or perhaps the network should give a shot to a brand new up and comer.
Let us know your dream casting!