Something musical is coming to Fox, and it’s definitely not “Glee” but something else, something iconic. What is it? Oh, you are going to love it! It’s “Grease!” Yes, “Grease” Live Musical is coming to Fox in 2015! Read on to know more on what we’re talking about.
The Broadway high school classic, “Grease” live will reportedly be featured on Fox for a live 3-hour version. This makes it the first ever live broadcast TV production. The show is set to air in 2015.
“Grease Live” will feature a young cast and will be based on the 1971 Broadway musical with the same name by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs and the 1978 feature film starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
According to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Shana C. Waterman, the senior VP event series at Fox talked to them about “Grease Live.”
“From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event. Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along,” said Waterman in the report by THR.
The adaptation of “Grease” for live TV was inspired by NBC’s “Sound of Music Live” that was broadcasted in December 2014 and acquired a huge number of ratings. That event gained 22 million total viewers and a 5.6 rating. Also, for Fox, they want to follow the success of “Glee” through “Grease.”
This marks the network’s second time that they have featured an iconic film after they have devoted episodes to the movie during “Glee.”
What do you think of “Grease” coming to Fox? Do you think it’s going to be worth it? We sure do! We bet it’s going to be a hit. Share with us your thoughts through the comments section below, and let us know what you think about a live musical broadcast on Fox!
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