TV Bosses Developing Live Production Of Grease

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April 28, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

U.S. TV bosses at Fox are developing a three-hour live production of Grease.
Grease Live will be based on the 1971 Broadway musical, which spawned the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Shana C. Waterman, senior VP event series at Fox, says, “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.”
News of the special, which will air in the U.S. in 2015, comes just four months after NBC bosses aired a live production of classic musical The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood. The special was such a hit that executives at the network are developing a live production of Peter Pan for later this year.

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