Fox has released the trailer for its upcoming live one-night-only TV production “Grease: Live”.
The clip features Rydell High jivers Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens don their dancing shoes in a taste of what’s to come.
The original “Grease” is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’ 1971 musical of the same name about 2 lovers in a 1950s high school. The film starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway.
It was successful both critically and at the box office, with its soundtrack album ending 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the US, behind the soundtrack of “Saturday Night Fever”, another film starring Travolta.
A sequel, “Grease 2”, was released in 1982, featuring few cast members reprising their roles.
In “Grease: Live”, the angelic Sandy is played by Hough, while male lead Danny Zuko is played by Aaron Tveit. Vanessa Hudgens stars as Rizzo, and Carly Rae Jepsen takes on the role of the lovable Frenchy. Featuring a young ensemble cast, it aims to reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation.
Watch the cast do the hand jive in the trailer below:
The show will air on Fox on 31st January 2016.