Grease: Live To Star Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens

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Grease Live

By Daniel Gates

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Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens are going to star in a live musical production of Grease on FOX. Hough will play Sandy. Hudgens will portray Rizzo. The announcement was made on Saturday at the network’s Television Critics Association press tour event. “Grease Live” will air in January 2016.

Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” said Hough in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”

Hudgens said, “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge. She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I’m going to be a Pink Lady!” Indeed.

Grease is one of the most treasured and favored pop culture phenomenons of our time,” said producer Marc Platt. “It’s fun, it’s endearing and we are so excited to reimagine this iconic story with a shared entertainment event suited for today’s audience.” What do you think of the casting? Are you looking forward to “Grease: Live”?

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