Advertisement


Grease Live! Official Thread

AKarp2013 Profile PhotoAKarp2013 Profile Photo
AKarp2013
Broadway Star
joined:7/25/11
Broadway Star
joined:
7/25/11
Grease Live! Official Thread#1
Posted: 12/4/15 at 2:19pm

With the broadcast is just two months away, FOX has just released the show's first poster. So far, I am liking what I'm seeing. I think the three of them look great and I love the logo. From what I can see, I am extremely excited about this broadcast. I really do enjoy NBC's productions and so I am looking forward to see how FOX can handle it.

Grease Live! Official Thread

Updated On: 12/4/15 at 02:19 PM
Theater_Nerd Profile PhotoTheater_Nerd Profile Photo
Theater_Nerd
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/15
Broadway Star
joined:
7/23/15
Grease Live! Official Thread#2
Posted: 12/4/15 at 2:25pm

Grease Live! Official Thread

 

 

Minor quibble, but what happened to the car's window in the logo? The lettering looks a bit off as well. But that picture looks great!

You Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
haterobics Profile Photohaterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#3
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:28pm

They look too old to be in high school. They should cast them more age-appropriate like the movie...

Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
Grease Live! Official Thread#4
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:42pm

^ huh? Travolta was 24 for the movie, Olivia NJ was 30, and Stockard was 34

Aoaron is 32, Vanessa is 27, Julianne is 27.

<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
haterobics Profile Photohaterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#5
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:45pm

Heh, Jane, you should know better than to take anything I post at face value Grease Live! Official Thread

Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
Grease Live! Official Thread#6
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:47pm

Really? you mean I missed the joke in your post?

 

 

<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
gypsy101 Profile Photogypsy101 Profile Photo
gypsy101
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/22/13
Grease Live! Official Thread#7
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:53pm

The entire cast of the movie was so much older than they should have been. I rewatched it the other night, and it's kind of hilarious. Sonny looks like he should be playing someone's father.

"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."
Mike282
Swing
joined:5/9/12
Swing
joined:
5/9/12
Grease Live! Official Thread#8
Posted: 12/4/15 at 3:54pm

Looking forward to it

Theater_Nerd Profile PhotoTheater_Nerd Profile Photo
Theater_Nerd
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/15
Broadway Star
joined:
7/23/15
Grease Live! Official Thread#9
Posted: 12/4/15 at 4:07pm

I am really looking forward to this as well! I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will be releasing a soundtrack to this!

You Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
Grease Live! Official Thread#10
Posted: 12/4/15 at 4:12pm

"The entire cast of the movie was so much older than they should have been. I rewatched it the other night, and it's kind of hilarious."

I agree, but this new cast is almost the same age level as the original film cast. Ages 27-32.

<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
Theater_Nerd Profile PhotoTheater_Nerd Profile Photo
Theater_Nerd
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/15
Broadway Star
joined:
7/23/15
Grease Live! Official Thread#11
Posted: 12/4/15 at 4:27pm

Jane2 said: ""The entire cast of the movie was so much older than they should have been. I rewatched it the other night, and it's kind of hilarious."

 

I agree, but this new cast is almost the same age level as the original film cast. Ages 27-32."

 

And they look so much younger! "Grease" is basically a 50's fantasy. I don't think everything needs to be so literal or true-to-life. It's a heightened reality, not a documentary of 1950's youth. This particular cast looks fine. "Grease" has never really been cast with actual teenagers. Carole Demas was 32 years old, Barry Bostwick was 27 and Adrienne Barbeau was 27 when they originated their roles on Broadway.

 

 

You Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
gypsy101 Profile Photogypsy101 Profile Photo
gypsy101
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/22/13
Grease Live! Official Thread#12
Posted: 12/4/15 at 4:55pm

Their apparent age matters much less on Broadway than it does on TV or film, since you can't see their faces as well. How old was Marissa Winokur when she played Tracy on Broadway? That obviously wouldn't have worked on film.

"Contentment, it seems, simply happens. It appears accompanied by no bravos and no tears."
Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
Grease Live! Official Thread#13
Posted: 12/4/15 at 5:21pm

I personally don't care too much about the age discrepancy.A lot of the girls who hung around with the Rizzos  in school looked older than teenagers in real life.

 

the original Grease on broadway was my first musical. I loved it so much that I went several times, taking a relative or friend each time. nI loved the show so much and wanted to share it! The tickets were about $10 (or maybe $20?)

<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
Wilmingtom
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/11
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/18/11
Grease Live! Official Thread#14
Posted: 12/4/15 at 5:23pm

I presume the adaptation has transported them from high school to night school.

CindersGolightly Profile PhotoCindersGolightly Profile Photo
CindersGolightly
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/2/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#15
Posted: 12/4/15 at 7:14pm

You'd think people interested in theatre would come up with better jokes regarding age. Guess not.

"Get up the nerve to be all you deserve to be."
Nefertiti
Understudy
joined:8/8/15
Understudy
joined:
8/8/15
Grease Live! Official Thread#16
Posted: 12/4/15 at 7:26pm

Aaron looks fantastic heart

Broadway kid 2
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
Stand-by
joined:
6/7/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#17
Posted: 12/4/15 at 9:52pm
CarlosAlberto Profile PhotoCarlosAlberto Profile Photo
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/29/10
Grease Live! Official Thread#18
Posted: 12/5/15 at 1:33pm

That new logo treatment sucks!

 

But I'm talented. That's what I friggin' luv about myself. 

 

Grease Live! Official Thread

 

Hamilton22 Profile PhotoHamilton22 Profile Photo
Hamilton22
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/15
Broadway Star
joined:
7/18/15
Grease Live! Official Thread#19
Posted: 12/5/15 at 2:03pm

"They look too old to be in high school."

 

So did the film actors. 

EDIT: I see Jane already called you out on your "joke".

.

Updated On: 12/5/15 at 02:03 PM
Tag Profile PhotoTag Profile Photo
Tag
Broadway Legend
joined:11/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/19/05
Grease Live! Official Thread#20
Posted: 12/5/15 at 2:11pm

I find the logo with the window makes it looks like the E has a grave accent over it [ è ]

Updated On: 12/5/15 at 02:11 PM
fbueller
Featured Actor
joined:9/30/07
Featured Actor
joined:
9/30/07
Grease Live! Official Thread#21
Posted: 12/5/15 at 6:50pm

I would have actually really preferred that they stage a producton of 'Grease 2'.  A company in London recently put on a production of the sequel show and released an album.  The soundtrack for 'Grease 2' is so much better!!!

haterobics Profile Photohaterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#22
Posted: 12/5/15 at 7:43pm

fbueller said: "The soundtrack for 'Grease 2' is so much better!!!"

 

Cast recording!

nasty_khakis
Broadway Legend
joined:3/15/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/15/07
Grease Live! Official Thread#23
Posted: 12/5/15 at 8:00pm

I obviously can't speak to the actual production, but it reeeeeeeally seems strange to me that they're using the movie's costumes and hair in all the promotional materials. I mean, I know the movie is beloved and has wide appeal and people tend to always copy things like that in their local productions, but I'd like to think a professional high-profile costume designer and director would think more than "People like it, so just do the movie!"

Mr. Nowack Profile PhotoMr. Nowack Profile Photo
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Legend
joined:2/2/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/2/14
Grease Live! Official Thread#24
Posted: 12/6/15 at 12:50am

I've been led to believe that they are doing the movie, no shame or hiding it. And the imitation costumery so far supports that. It's why I have little interest in this broadcast.

Keeping BroadwayWorld Illustrated
Tag Profile PhotoTag Profile Photo
Tag
Broadway Legend
joined:11/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/19/05
Grease Live! Official Thread#25
Posted: 12/6/15 at 12:55am

fbueller said: "The soundtrack for 'Grease 2' is so much better!!!"
 

Cast recording!

Actually, it's a soundtrack.

Updated On: 12/6/15 at 12:55 AM