'Grease Live' set to air on Fox in 2015

By Gina DiFalco,

Fox has ordered the three-hour live television event, Grease Live, based on the 1971 Broadway musical and 1978 feature film of the same name. The network announced Monday that it will hit the small screen in 2015.

"From Broadway to film, and across generations,Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told -- and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," senior vp event series Shana C. Waterman said in a statement, Fox News reports.

"Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

Fox is following in NBC’s footsteps, who aired a special live broadcast of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood last year. They announced Peter Pan! would be their next live musical in January, E! Online reports.

Grease, the film starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, has made over $400 million globally to date.



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