On Thursday, January 21st, Aaron Tveit appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” for the second time. Alongside the iconic Laurie Metcalf, he joined host Andy Cohen to share gossip (or not) and play a few games. Despite some prodding, Aaron – and Laurie – remained true professionals, speaking well of their co-stars even with a drinking game in play. You can find images from their appearance in the gallery, or view clips from the show and its after-party at Bravo’s official website.
If you haven’t yet checked out any “Grease: Live” promos (what are you waiting for?), then you definitely need to give the latest promo video a watch. Here’s your main incentive: at the start, we have a vocal tease of Aaron Tveit-as-Danny. Footage from the extensive rehearsals is shown, including new shots of the cast, as well as a clip of Jessie J singing “Grease (Is The Word).” “Grease: Live” airs on Fox Sunday, January 31st at 7PM EST.
The cast of “Grease: Live” stopped by the AOL studios in New York this afternoon, on January 18th. Aaron Tveit was joined by costars Julianne Hough, Carlos PenaVega, and Vanessa Hudgens to talk to AOL BUILD about their ambitious live staging of “Grease” on Fox. It’s a very insightful interview, with the cast clearly good friends as they praise one another and excitedly talk about their updated version of a beloved musical. Check out the video interview below, or head to AOL Build’s website to watch in HD.
This morning (January 18th), Aaron Tveit appeared on “The TODAY Show” in New York City. As promotion for the upcoming live broadcast of “Grease,” he praises the concept of musicals airing on television, pointing out the expense of going to Broadway these days. And, during a round of Greased Lightning, he reveals the cause of his first trip to the principal’s office. (Click the image above to be taken to the video interview.)
Yesterday (January 15th), the Television Critics Association hosted the Fox portion of their promo tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California. “Grease: Live” had their own panel to talk about the much buzzed about live adaptation, with Aaron Tveit and his fellow cast-mates in attendance. Although there is no video of the panel (will update if this changes), there are photos from the event in the gallery. You can also find pics from the Fox-hosted “All-Star” after-party in the gallery as well.
Paul Wontorek of Broadway.com recently flew to California to hang out on the “Grease: Live” set and talk to some of our favorite T-Birds. Aaron Tveit, Jordan Fisher, and Andrew Call were on-hand to give a short tour of the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, where they’ll be shooting “Grease: Live” on three different stages. (For those interested, we get to see what the “Greased Lightnin'” set will look like in this video.) Aaron promises that this new adaptation will honor the original Broadway production of Grease while delivering something completely new.
Bonus video: Which character from Grease would the “Grease: Live” cast have hooked up with in high school? Some of their answers may be surprising. Check out the video on YouTube.
We’ve had lessons on how to rock the Danny look, but now Broadway World has given us further advice on how to be a T-Bird. Unsurprisingly, it involves more leather jackets — specifically, ones custom decorated with T-Bird insignia, courtesy of costume designer William Ivey Long. Some insight is given on the style choices for Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” including the decision to leave Aaron Tveit’s hair blonde – rather than John Travolta’s signature black greaser style in the 1978 film – as an homage to film legend, James Dean.
A new article on “Grease: Live” has appeared in TV Guide, focusing on what we can expect from the upcoming live event on Fox. The new adaptation will be shot on three different sets within the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, CA — including an outdoor spade for the year-end carnival (an iconic scene in the movie-musical especially). Jetting from set to set on golf carts, the cast will also be equipped with social media tools (including GoPro cameras) to further connect to the audience live. Julianne Hough, playing Sandy, muses, “What world do we live in?!”
If you want some tips on how to rock ‘n’ roll like a T-Bird, look no further than the new “Grease: Live” promo video from Fox. In it, costume designer William Ivey Long briefly details the Danny Zuko look, emphasizing that it’s based around the leather jacket (worn with “attitude,” of course). There’s some extra looks at Aaron Tveit in costume as Danny throughout, so comb your hair back and give the video a watch.
Fox has released the first batch of behind the scenes photos from “Grease: Live.” Although there still isn’t too much insight into the production, we do see the cast in rehearsal — and that includes some costume teasers. You can view the entire collection at BroadwayWorld, while just the three of Aaron Tveit are in the gallery.