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Grease Live! (2016)

After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny's heart again.

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Sandy Young
Aaron Tveit ... Danny Zuko
Vanessa Hudgens ... Betty Rizzo
Keke Palmer ... Marty Maraschino
Carly Rae Jepsen ... Frenchie
Mario Lopez ... Vince Fontaine
Carlos PenaVega ... Kenickie
Kether Donohue ... Jan
Jordan Fisher ... Doody
David Del Rio ... Putzie
Andrew Call ... Sonny
Wendell Pierce ... Coach Calhoun
Boyz II Men ... Teen Angel
Jessie J ... Jessie J
Ana Gasteyer ... Principal McGee
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Storyline

Nearly four decades after Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson's delicious youthful romance in legendary Grease (1978), Grease Live breathes new life into everyone's favourite teenage love affair; however, with a twist: the addition of a live audience. Once more, against the colourful backdrop of the iconic late-1950s Rydell High, the riotous gang of greasers, the T-Birds, and Betty Rizzo's delightfully sassy posse, the Pink Ladies, battle for attention, thirsting to become the coolest teams in school. Undoubtedly, this is going to be yet another year filled with passion, innocence, dance, affection, and teen energy, as the students set their mind on excelling in the much-awaited live dance contest. In this high school graduation day, GREASE is still the word. Written by Nick Riganas

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An electrifying LIVE television event!

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Musical | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grease Live! See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The two songs "Freddy, My Love" and "Those Magic Changes" were both in the original Broadway production, however, "Freddy My Love" is not present in the original film production, although it is listed in the end credits in addition to being on the soundtrack. "Those Magic Changes", in the film, is played at the high school dance scene, performed by Johnny Casino and the Gamblers, and rather than being a major part of the plot, as in the Broadway production, is kept more in the background. See more »

Goofs

During the carnival scene right after the cast gets out of the golf carts when Vanessa Hudgens comes running forward she experienced a minor wardrobe malfunction when her shirt popped open and she quickly covered up before the viewers saw more than just her bra. See more »

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Principal McGee: Nothing makes a cheerleader more nervous then being late!
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Alternate Versions

The Fox broadcast version ran roughly 3 minutes longer than the Paramount home video release. As they headed into commercial breaks, Mario Lopez narrated several short behind-the-scenes/making-of segments which were omitted from the DVD. See more »

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There Are Worse Things I Could Do
Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Performed by Vanessa Hudgens
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Truly wonderful! Grease is still the word!
31 January 2016 | by redsoxjv13See all my reviews

I had just graduated from high school when the movie Grease was released in 1978. I have watched the movie at least 20 times and have seen a Broadway production. This has been my favorite for so long and I am absolutely blown away by what I just watched over the last 3 hours. The talent was amazing. I feel that they paid tribute to the original, but actually made it better with a few minor changes. Vanessa Hudgens was perfect as Rizzo and Julianne Hough was a close second as Sandy. It was great to see Didi Cohn, the original Frenchy. I am giving 10 stars because I was completely amazed by the show, but I do have to mention one negative. It is my opinion that Aaron Tveit, who played Danny Zuko was miscast. His singing voice and his acting were significantly less appealing than the rest of the cast. His dancing was great, though. I also think he looked too old for the part. The sets were amazing. The choreography was sensational. I want to see it again!


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