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Broadway Vet Andrew Call & More Join Cast of FOX's GREASE LIVE!

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PEOPLE reports exclusively that the final three actors for FOX's upcoming GREASE: LIVE have been cast in the upcoming FOX musical broadcast.

Jordan Fisher will take on the role of Doody, played by Barry Pearl in the 1978 film. The actor is best known for his role in Disney's Teen Beach Movie, and has appeared in Teen Wolf. He can currently be seen in Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie.

Andrew Call will portray Sonny, played by Michael Tucci in the original film. His Broadway credits include Rock Of Ages, American Idiot and Cry-Baby.

Finally, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer takes on the role of Cha Cha, portrayed by late actress Annette Charles. The actress stars in Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band.

GREASE: LIVE, which airs Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show's most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. In this live television adaptation of the musical classic, the beginning of senior year means the end of 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 cast includes Mario Lopez, as smooth talking host of Rydell High's sock hop, 'Vince Fontaine', Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") as "Sandy,"Aaron Tveit ("Graceland," "Les Miserables") as "Danny,"Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway's "Gigi," "Spring Breakers") as "Rizzo," Elle McLemore (Heathers The Musical) as "Patty Simcox", Carlos PenaVega ("Spare Parts," "Big Time Rush") as "Kenickie", Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, "Masters of Sex") as "Marty", and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriterCarly Rae Jepsen as "Frenchy." Kether Donohue ("You're The Worst") rounds out the Pink Ladies as "Jan," while David Del Rio ("Spare Parts," "The Troop") will play T-Bird "Putzie."

Pop powerhouse and Grammy Award-nominated singerJessie J will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of "Grease (Is the Word)," first heard in the animated opening title sequence of the 1978 film, and written by Barry Gibb.

Joining the creative team, led by executive producer Marc Platt, is "Glee" and "Annie" choreographer Zach Woodlee. His work has been seen on previous television specials, including the 100th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and 2008's "MTV Movie Awards," as well as films "Hairspray," "27 Dresses," "17 Again," "Eat Pray Love" and more.

GREASE: LIVE is a Paramount Television production. Executive-produced by Marc Platt ("Wicked," "Into the Woods"). Thomas Kail ("Hamilton," "In the Heights") is the director overseeing the stage direction and Alex Rudzinski ("Dancing with the Stars") will serve as the live television director. Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the LIVE television adaptation. GREASE: LIVE is based on the original musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, andParamount Pictures' 1978 feature adaptation. It is a Paramount Television production.

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Photo credit: Walter McBride


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