FOX To Broadcast Live Musical 'Grease' Next Year

April 29, 2014 5:42 PM

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FOX has ordered a three-hour live broadcast of "Grease" set to air in 2015. The slotting comes after NBC found success with "The Sound of Music Live" late last year. The event, featuring a young ensemble cast, will be based on the 1971 musical not the 1978 film.

"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," said Shana C. Waterman, a senior vice president at Fox.

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