“Grease: Live” Promo Promises Hand-Jiving

November 24, 2015 • Category: Grease: Live, Television News 0

Fox has released a brand new promo video for “Grease: Live,” just one day after the first promotional photos debuted. Although only a thirty-second clip, we get to see the cast having fun as they show off their hand-jiving skills. And, there are even more looks at who will help fill Rydell High, including Carly Rae Jepsen (Frenchy), Keke Palmer (Marty Maraschino), Kether Donohue (Jan), and Carlos PenaVega (Kenickie). Aaron Tveit also appears as Danny, along with Julianne Hough (Sandy) and Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo). “Grease: Live” airs on Fox January 31st.

First Promotional Photos from “Grease: LIVE”

November 23, 2015 • Category: Gallery, Grease: Live 0

The first promotional photos for “Grease: Live” have been released, courtesy of People! In these new promo shots, we get our very first look at Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko, Julianne Hough as Sandy (before and after her iconic transformation), and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. (Pick up the latest issue of People to learn some insight about Hough’s take on Sandy.) “Grease: Live” airs on Fox January 31st.

Aaron Revisits Career Milestones

From his first filmed appearance in Ghost Town to his extensive involvement in two original Broadway shows (Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can) to Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” Aaron has a lot to talk about. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, he sat down to reminisce over these career highlights and milestones, including his curly Enjolras wig and which role of his has yielded a lot of very strong opinions.

Check out an excerpt below before heading to the source for the full piece — not to mention a few new gifs sprinkled throughout:

GRACELAND:

Aaron Tveit: The word that really comes to mind is “us.” It’s such a collective experience between myself and my cast, and our creators and our showrunners, and our crew — we just really love each other and have so much fun. We all live in Florida to shoot the show, so I think that creates a sense of our own little community because we’re all transplanted. So when I think about “Graceland,” I really think about the entire group of cast and crew.

Do you guys do fun stuff after filming?
AT:
Yeah, it’s interesting because we all kind of live there in a place where we don’t live. We all do our own thing, but then we all feel the itch of loneliness at the same time and we’ll all text each other like, “Hey, want to go get dinner this weekend?” So we all feel this at similar times.

Do you have any crazy Florida stories?
AT:
You take your life in your own hands driving down the street every day. Having to drive I-95 every day in Florida is like, the most dangerous experience.

SOURCE: BUZZFEED

Aaron to Star as Danny Zuko in Fox’s “Grease: Live”

July 9, 2015 • Category: Grease: Live, Stage Work, Television News 7

You won’t have to be in New York to catch Aaron in his next musical role: he’s the one that Fox wants as Danny Zuko in their upcoming staging of “Grease: Live,” to air in January.

After the success of NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, Fox announced back in 2014 that they would produce a “spectacular live event” of the Paramount Pictures musical, Grease. Entertainment Weekly initially reported that the iconic roles have been “tricky” to fill. Now, months later, Fox has finally found their Danny Zuko in Aaron Tveit.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical,” Aaron said of his involvement. “Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role and I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television.”

In addition to Aaron’s recent involvement, Carlos PenaVega is also joining the production. He’ll be portraying Kenickie, Danny Zuko’s sidekick. They will star alongside previously announced actresses Julianne Hough (playing Sandy), Vanessa Hudgens (Rizzo), and Keke Palmer (Marty Maraschino), with further casting yet to be announced.

Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing With The Stars”) will serve as the stage and live television directors in this new production of Grease that Fox states will “re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation.” Adapting the 1950s-set movie-musical into its new live format are Broadway writers Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins. Marc Platt – who recently produced the movie adaptation of Into The Woods – is set to executive produce “Grease: Live.”

The live television event is currently scheduled to air January 31, 2016.

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