Carly Rae Jepsen and Jessie J Join Grease: Live

30 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Carly Rae Jepsen signs on as Frenchy in Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’.

The Canadian singer behind the 2012 pop smash “Call Me Maybe” has signed on as Frenchy, a member of the Pink Ladies gang at fictional 1950s Rydell High. “Grease: Live” is set to air in a live three-hour block on Fox on Jan. 31, with Julianne Hough of “Dancing With the Stars” fame as Sandy, the nice girl who falls in love with bad-boy gang leader Danny (Aaron Tveit).Fox’s “Grease: Live” has found its remaining Pink Ladies, announcing Wednesday that “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen will play Frenchy and “You’re the Worst” actress Kether Donohue will play Jan in the live musical production. But that’s not the end of the good news: Fox has announced that Kether Donohue, a.k.a. the newly single trainwreck Lindsay on FXX’s totally underrated and hilarious You’re the Worst, has signed up to play Jepsen’s fellow Pink Lady, Jan. The trio join the previously cast Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie and Keke Palmer as Marty.

The 1978 movie version of “Grease” — itself an adaptation of the Broadway musical — starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy. Jepsen won’t be the only pop star playing a role in Fox’s reimagining, as Jessie J will open the live event with a performance of a new version of “Grease (Is the Word).” Also, the network revealed that Glee choreographer Zach Woodlee, who has worked on previous television specials and major films such as Hairspray and 17 Again, has joined the creative team. will reintroduce and reimagine some of the show’s most memorable moments, great music and timeless love story to an entirely new generation.

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