Grease, the 1971 Broadway musical with an overrated film of the same name, is getting some souped up greased lightning treatment — it’s being remade as a live 3 hour event for the FOX network.
More info from The Hollywood Reporter:
Fox is taking a page from NBC’s The Sound of Music Live.
The network has ordered a three-hour live broadcast of Grease set to air during 2015, Fox announced Monday.
The live event will feature a young ensemble cast and be based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name, with the book, lyrics and music by the team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs [...]
“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,” said Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox. “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.”
Okay, let’s chill out there a little bit. I will agree that the songs are addictive, but not in a good way. When I hear “You’re The One That I Want”, that goddamn song is stuck in my head for hours. Oooh hoo hoo, honey. Goddamnit, it’s already started.
What do you think? Is Grease overrated? Will you watch this FOX presentation? BUT LET’S GET TO THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION…
…who would you cast as Danny and Sandy?