Grease: Live

FOX enrolls at Rydell High with GREASE: LIVE, a one-night musical production of the massively popular crossover musical "Grease." GREASE: LIVE stars Julianne Hough as the angelic "Sandy" - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Aaron Tveit as bad boy "Danny Zuko." Also tapped to star are Vanessa Hudgens as iconic bad girl "Rizzo," Keke Palmer as the sassy Pink Lady "Marty Maraschino" and Carlos PenaVega as "Kenickie," Danny's tough-guy sidekick. Featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE: LIVE 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. Can Danny maintain his bad-boy image as the coolest member of the T-Birds, once he and Sandy start going together, and can Sandy remain a good girl after she joins the Pink Ladies? With their friends Rizzo and Kenickie 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.

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by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This week star of stage and screen Jordan Fisher announced his engagement to long-time love, Ellie Woods!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2019
Last year, NBC announced that its next live musical would be Hair, airing in spring 2019. In July, the network scheduled the event for Sunday, May 19. When Sunday rolls around, however, Hair Live! won't be airing, because in February, NBC shelved the live musical permanently.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2019
Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit, who heads back to the stage this summer in Moulin Rouge, just made the trek uptown to Yankee Stadium on opening day. Watch below as he kicks off the game with the Baltimore Orioles by serenading fans with the National Anthem!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019
Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Deadline reports that Vanessa Hudgens will executive produce and star in The Knight Before Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, the multi-platinum selling American music pioneer, will open at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in the Spring of 2020 prior to a Broadway run.
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 1, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 20, 2019
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially when it comes to their favorite television shows and movies growing up. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, these probably include a few DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movie) and series. Several of the stars of these films and TV shows have gone on to further their acting and singing careers on Broadway, and some even got their start on the stage. Below is a list of stars that you may or may not know have a few theatre credits under their belt!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Broadway, brace yourself for the return of Aaron Tveit! Tveit has had an extremely successful and diverse career, on stage and screen, but Broadway has been missing him since he wrapped up in Catch Me If You Can in 2011. Now, Tveit is making his return to the Great White Way in Moulin Rouge! Take a look back on Aaron's career, and see what he's been up to since we last saw him on a Broadway stage!
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
SHOWTIME has made a series commitment to an untitled musical drama series executive produced by multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys and the Oscar, Tony and Grammy winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman). Pasek and Paul will contribute music to the series. Kyle Jarrow (The SpongeBob Musical) will write and executive produce. Tony winner and Oscar nominated producer Marc Platt (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, The Band's Visit, La La Land), Emmy winner R.J. Cutler (Nashville, American High), and Emmy winner Adam Siegel (Grease: Live!) will executive produce. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
The Directors Guild of America  today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2018.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Unicorn was revealed to be Tori Spelling! Watch her unmasking below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
FOX is renewing the new celebrity competition series THE MASKED SINGER, this season's #1 new series and #1 unscripted show, which captivated a massive audience of more than 17 million multi-platform viewers for its debut episode. Based on an international hit, THE MASKED SINGER features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity.  Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel, playing detective alongside series host Nick Cannon.
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 27, 2019
Everything is RENT as the world gets ready for Rent, live on Fox, airing tonight, January 27. The original production of Rent opened over 20 years ago, and skyrocketed its cast to stardom, kickstarting the careers of some of Broadway's now-biggest names. Today we're taking a look at where they are now...
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 27, 2019
Fox has confirmed that the original Broadway company of RENT will make an appearance during tonight's live broadcast!
by Walter McBride - Jan 26, 2019
Everything is Rent these days as the world gears up for Rent, live on Fox, tomorrow night. Today, we're taking you back into our archives with this photo from the original production of Rent in 1996
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 25, 2019
There are just a few days until the latest batch of bohemians step into the iconic shoes of Jonathan Larson's family of friends in Rent Live. But according to some exciting new social media posts, it seems Broadway's original cast will also take part in the live event.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Poodle was revealed to be Margaret Cho! Watch her unmasking below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
January, 2019 is a big month for Jennifer as the Rent: Live performance is January 27th on Fox and the BroadwayHD streaming of 'A Night with Janis Joplin' began January 19th where Jennifer performs as the 'Blues Singer.'
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Sony Masterworks Broadway announces the release of RENT - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE FOX LIVE TELEVISION EVENT, with music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, as performed by cast members, with a live orchestra on stage, during FOX's highly anticipated live broadcast.  Available for preorder now, the soundtrack will be released digitally on Friday, February 1, and as a two-disc CD set on Friday, March 1.  Included with today's preorder and available now to stream and download is the show's classic anthem 'Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)' - listen here.  The live broadcast event airs Sunday, January 27 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
You and a guest will get the one-of-a-kind experience of sitting in on the final dress rehearsal for Fox's 2019 production of Rent Live on January 26th in California!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Carrie Manolakos stars in the title role of this first-look benefit performance of IRENA, a new musical by Megan Cavallari (The Game, Hot Shoe Shuffle) and Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones, The Bad Years), directed by Jonah Platt (Dog Sees God) at Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills on January 26th (7pm) & 27th (1pm). Proceeds from the event will go toward the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent and now you'll be able to take home all of Jonathan Larson's timeless tunes from the broadcast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar'), adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's Grease Live!), and Vardalos, and directed by Globe favorite James Vasquez (American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Tiny Beautiful Things will run February 9 - March 10, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on Thursday, February 14. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. 
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 12, 2019
Rehearsals for Rent Live! are underway, with just over two weeks to go until the big premiere. Brandon Victor Dixon is giving us a sneak peek at himself singing Santa Fe during rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Pineapple was revealed to be Tommy Chong! Watch his unmasking below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Raven was revealed to be Ricki Lake! Watch her unmasking below!
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. It was previously announced that Weiss would be returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing producing duties with Gigliotti for the first time.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men announced additional 2019 performance dates at The Mirage Hotel & Casino are on sale now. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, perform at the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Lion and the Rabbit were unmasked! The Lion was revealed to be Rumer Willis and the Rabbit was Joey Fatone!  
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Alien was revealed to be La Toya Jackson! Watch her unmasking below!
by Review Roundups - Feb 12, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda's comedy hip hop group Freestyle Love Supreme celebrated opening night of their new off-Broadway show tonight!
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
NBC's unrivaled and beloved summer sensation "America's Got Talent" revs up the excitement for season 14 with award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union and actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough joining the judging panel. In addition, Terry Crews will serve as host of the hit series, a role he currently fills on the highly rated "America's Got Talent: The Champions."
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 28, 2018
This Past Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 was the perfect Christmas entertainment for so many families, including me, that was filled with fun before, during and after this fabulous show. If you haven't gone to see it, you still have this next weekend to experience a fun-filled pre-show, star-studded filled-with-fun and laughs performances including a special appearance by the one-and-only Kermit The Frog! It is guaranteed to entertain and satisfy your entire family, especially children. It is the perfect way to enjoy a family outing for the Holidays.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2018
Fox goes bohemian on January 27, 2019 when they premiere RENT LIVE. Key art was revealed today for the highly-anticipated live adaptation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical. Check out the brand-new artwork here!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (NBC's 'Grimm' and ABC Family's 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager') as The Cowardly Lion for the final 4 performances of the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) on December 29 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and December 30 at 12:00pm and 4:00pm. The role of The Cowardly Lion is played by Juan Pablo Di Pace ('Fernando' on Netflix's number one show Fuller House, leading contestant this season on ABC's Dancing With The Stars) at all other performances. THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ opened to rave reviews December 15, and must close December 30.
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2018
Below, watch as the cast opens up about the themes of the show, the impact of its message, and the legacy of Jonathan Larson.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, presents their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Fox Concerts has announced that Boyz II Men will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
by Paul Smith - Aug 2, 2019
With a voice that brings us a world full of happiness,  Grammy nominee Jessie J. posted a cover of the iconic  'On My Own' from Les Misérables. 'For those who don't know. My training is musical theatre. I have always wanted to be on the stage.' the singer says, 'It's also a great way for me to see where I can improve vocally. My timing, pitch, delivery, diction etc. I do this a lot. But thought I would share today. Practice makes better.'
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Variety reports that the stars of 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' have revealed its sequel's release date -- and announced that the third film in the franchise has already moved into production for good measure. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Producers Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson today announced the cast and creative team for Almost Famous, a world premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin and features original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Performances will run September 13 a?' October 20, with an official opening night on September 27.
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Paramount Players is developing a Grease prequel, titled Summer Loving, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Seattle Rep today announced the cast and creative team of its final production of the 2018/2019 Season, Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Torch, Brave Enough, Wild, 'Dear Sugar') and adapted for the stage by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom). Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman ('Dietland'), Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease Live!'), and Vardalos, and directed by Courtney Sale (Artistic Director for Seattle Children's Theatre), Tiny Beautiful Things will run May 17 - June 23, 2019 (opening night is May 22) on the Leo K. stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org.
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Marketing and communications professional Shannon Ryan has been named president of Marketing for ABC Entertainment and Disney Television Studios, it was announced today by Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, and Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios, to whom she will report.