STAGE TUBE: Jamie Lee Curtis, John Stamos, and More FOX Stars Tackle GREASE Lyrics
How many lyrics do you remember from your high school's production of GREASE, or that time you were obsessed with the movie soundtrack? Stars of multiple FOX shows have put that question to the test.
Jamie Lee Curtis (SCREAM QUEENS), John Stamos (GRANDFATHERED), and many more stars of the network's shows recently tackled a sing-along challenge in honor of the upcoming broadcast, GREASE LIVE. Below, watch the actors attempt lyrics from, "You're the One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," and more!
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/songwriter Carly 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," Andrew Call will portray "Sonny", Jordan Fisher will take on "Doody", and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer takes on "Cha Cha."
Pop powerhouse and Grammy Award-nominated singer Jessie 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.