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Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE BroadcastLin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE Broadcast
by Matt Smith - Jan 31, 2016

There's no doubt “Grease” will be the word of the nation tonight, as millions of people worldwide tune into FOX for the legendary GREASE: LIVE musical broadcast.  As previous broadcasts have shown us, everyone loves to live-tweet the big show, and Broadway's best and brightest are certainly no exception! (In most cases, perhaps, they're even more likely to tweet!)  (more...)

BWW Feature: GREASE Is Still The Word! A Brief History of GREASE from Chicago to LIVE!BWW Feature: GREASE Is Still The Word! A Brief History of GREASE from Chicago to LIVE!
by Alexa Spiegel - Jan 31, 2016

What do you think of when someone says 'Grease'? The movie? The most recent revival? The original Chicago production? Whichever one, chances are hand-jives, summer lovin' and Sandy's iconic 'bad girl' outfit are a few things that come to mind. Grease and it's beloved Pink Ladies and T-Birds (or Burger Palace Boys, as they were originally called!) have had a long journey from Chicago to Fox's upcoming production of Grease: Live, that will air tonight, Sunday, January 31st! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GREASE Broadway Originals Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas Rock Out To 'Summer Nights'FLASH FRIDAY: GREASE Broadway Originals Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas Rock Out To 'Summer Nights'
by Michael Dale - Jan 29, 2016

Broadway's original Sandy and Danny were brought back together thirteen years after their 1972 opening. (more...)

Debby Holiday Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 2/4Debby Holiday Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, singer/songwriter Debby Holiday brings her show, 'The Musical Menagerie of Debby Holiday' to Martinis Above Fourth. From her father's standard 'Put A Little Love In Your Heart' to the music she grew up on, from AC/DC to David Bowie to Bette Midler, to her hard rock days, blues, and her dance music hits, it will be a night of music, song & laughter. Tickets for the 8PM show are $20 and are available at www.ma4sd.com. (more...)

Henry Winkler as Danny, Marie Osmond as Sandy? Find Out Who Almost Starred in 1978's GREASE!Henry Winkler as Danny, Marie Osmond as Sandy? Find Out Who Almost Starred in 1978's GREASE!
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

A new article in Vanity Fair explores the 1978 film adaptation of GREASE, and reveals some shocking never-before-known facts about the making of the movie. (more...)

GORDON LIGHTFOOT Coming To The Washington PavilionGORDON LIGHTFOOT Coming To The Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

After 50+ years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, esteemed musician, Gordon Lightfoot brings his "50 Years of Highway Tour" to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion on June 26 at 8p.m. (more...)

XANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into SydneyXANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

?Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, which plays in Sydney from Thursday 12 May 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

VIDEO: GREASE: LIVE's Julianne Hough Shares Advice from Olivia Newton-John on 'Live'VIDEO: GREASE: LIVE's Julianne Hough Shares Advice from Olivia Newton-John on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Julianne Hough stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to share the advice she got from her Dancing With the Stars co-judge and original 'Sandy,'  Olivia Newton-John. (more...)

Freeform to Present GREASE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL & More This JanuaryFreeform to Present GREASE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL & More This January
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Life moves pretty fast. Take a weekend off to help save Ferris Bueller and sing along with the Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds during Freeform's "That's So Throwback" programming event. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE to Debut on CTV Before Launching Exclusively on CraveTVGREASE: LIVE to Debut on CTV Before Launching Exclusively on CraveTV
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Grease is the word! CTV and CraveTV(TM) have joined forces to bring GREASE: LIVE first to audiences on CTV and CTV GO and then exclusively to subscribers of premium streaming service CraveTV. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 1/20 - 1/29 on NBCScoop: TODAY 1/20 - 1/29 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 1/20 - 1/29, airing on NBC (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Branden James, LION KING's Jelani Remy and More Set for FIGHT SONG Charity ConcertAMERICA'S GOT TALENT's Branden James, LION KING's Jelani Remy and More Set for FIGHT SONG Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

FIGHT SONG, the first annual charity cabaret concert presented by BLOWN by bocaj, will be held on January 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Uptown Underground lounge in Chicago, Ill. (more...)

John Travolta Reveals He Turned Down GREASE: LIVE!; Won't Consider NBC's HAIRSPRAYJohn Travolta Reveals He Turned Down GREASE: LIVE!; Won't Consider NBC's HAIRSPRAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

John Travolta, who took on the iconic role of Danny Zuko in the 1978 big screen adaptation of GREASE, turned down an opportunity to participate in FOX's upcoming live broadcast of GREASE LIVE.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of January 18, 2016Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of January 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of January 18, 2016! (more...)

Sing Along with GREASE at Schimmel Center Before FOX's Live ProductionSing Along with GREASE at Schimmel Center Before FOX's Live Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th, Schimmel Center at Pace University will host SING-A-LONG-A GREASE after a wildly successful run in the fall of 2014. Audiences will sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the costume competition. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW Week of 12/21 on ABCScoop: THE CHEW Week of 12/21 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Dec 18, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW Week of 12/21, airing on ABC (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot to Perform at The VETSGordon Lightfoot to Perform at The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Carefree Highway," "Sundown," "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,' 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy,' 'Ribbon Of Darkness,' 'Beautiful,' 'Song For A Winter's Night' and 'Rainy Day People' to name a few. (more...)

Don McLean to Return to QPAC Concert Hall, 21 MarchDon McLean to Return to QPAC Concert Hall, 21 March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Back by popular demand following his 2013 tour, which saw sold-out performances across Australia, Don McLean will return to Queensland Performing Art Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall on Monday 21 March 2016, for a one-night-only performance of his celebrated works. (more...)

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