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27/01/2016

ITV To Air First-Ever Live TV Production Of GREASE: LIVE

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Paramount Television's star-studded production of GREASE: LIVE is to be broadcast in the UK by ITV2. ITV will air the first-ever live television production of the iconic story, with an unedited airing on 03 February.

Filmed and broadcast live in the US on 31 January and featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE: LIVE draws upon both the hit crossover musical and iconic 1978 feature film to create a never-before-seen version with many modern surprises.

The landmark production will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show's most memorable moments, great music, and timeless love story to an entirely new generation.

GREASE: LIVE stars Julianne Hough (Safe Haven, Rock of Ages) as Sandy – Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer; Aaron Tveit (GRACELAND, Les Miserables) as Danny Zuko; Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway's Gigi, Spring Breakers) as Rizzo; Keke Palmer (SCREAM QUEENS, MASTERS OF SEX) as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino; Carlos PenaVega (BIG TIME RUSH) as Kenickie; and multi-Platinum Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen as Pink Lady and beauty school dropout Frenchy.

The live event also features special cameo appearances by multi-platinum pop superstar Joe Jonas and his pop-disco band DNCE as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers; actor and television host Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine in the iconic high school dance scene; and Grammy Award®-winning R&B group Boyz II Men as Teen Angel, singing "Beauty School Dropout".

Plus, two stars from the original 1978 film Grease, Didi Conn (Frenchy) and Barry Pearl (Doody), will also make an appearance. English singer-songwriter Jessie J will give a live performance of the program's title track, "Grease (Is The Word)" written by Barry Gibb. Carly Rae Jepsen will also perform an original song, "All I Need Is An Angel," composed by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
 
GREASE: LIVE is produced by Paramount Television. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Wicked, Into the Woods) is the executive producer; Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In the Heights) is the director overseeing the stage direction and Alex Rudzinski (DANCING WITH THE STARS) serves as the live television director. The live television adaptation is written by Broadway writers Robert Cary (Anything but Love, Ira & Abby) and Jonathan Tolins (Buyer & Cellar, The Last Sunday in June).
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