The first photos of Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and Aaron Tveit as Sandy, Rizzo, and Danny (respectively) in January’s Grease: Live on FOX are here and they are REALLY SOMETHING! The special will air Sunday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m., and will also star Scream Queens’ Keke Palmer as Marty, singer Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, You’re the Worst‘s Kether Donohue as Jan, and David Del Rio as Putzie.
Not a huuuuge fan of Julianne Hough (she kinda ruined Rock of Ages, and don’t get me started on the Footloose remake), but if Hollywood is ding-dong determined to make her a musical star, I guess Grease is the place to start. It’s a hard role to screw up. And she’s got the look down.
“Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy. My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”
Meanwhile, Vanessa is always an absolute DREAM onstage. Did you see her on the Tony’s singing “The Night They Invented Champagne” from her Broadway hit Gigi? SO AMAZEBALLS. She keeps getting better with time.
And Aaron. WHATTAHUNK. I’m still swooning over his performance in Les Miserables.
So, yeah, this might be worth your time.