It’s almost time to do the hand jive! Fox will be premiering “Grease: Live” Sunday, Jan. 31, much to the excitement of “Grease” movie and Broadway fans. For those who don’t want to miss the fun-loving musical event, we’ve got all of the details you need to find out when to tune in.
Being that Fox’s “Grease: Live” is not pre-recorded, the television event will start promptly at 7 p.m. EST Sunday and run until 10 p.m. And trust us, based on the program’s summary, you’re not going to want to be late! The network’s synopsis reveals that singer Jessie J will kick off the special with a performance of "Grease (Is the Word)."
If you’re afraid of missing the three-hour live show, Fox is offering its viewers the opportunity to sign up for an alert when its time to tune in. After entering in your zip code and TV provider on the Fox website, users have the option to add the show time to their Google, Apple and Outlook calendars, as well as getting a mobile calendar alert on their phone. (Sign up here!)
“Grease: Live” is an adaptation of the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and the follow-up to the 1978 motion film by Paramount Pictures. The TV musical, which will film on indoor and outdoor sets in front of a live audience, follows Sandy (Julianne Hough) as she navigates her new life at Rydell High School, her summer fling with bad boy Danny Zuko (Aaron Tveit) and her attempt to fit in with the Pink Ladies. Big names such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carlos PenaVega and Mario Lopez will also star.
Viewers can not only expect hit songs from the "Grease" film to be added into the special but tons of dance sequences as well.
“There’s a fair amount of dance. Some of the larger numbers in the show have real movement in them,” director Thomas Kail told the Hollywood Reporter. “Obviously one of the keystones is that dance at the gym ... Choreographer Zach Woodlee and I have had a lot of really fun conversations about how to take specific characters and make sure that we continue the narrative through that very substantial sequence where a lot of the intersection between our heroes is on the dance floor.”
If you do miss the premiere of “Grease: Live,” have no worries, because you can still rock out with the cast. The 16-song soundtrack is currently available to pre-order on iTunes.
Watch the cast tease "Grease: Live" below, and don't forget to tune in Sunday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. EST on Fox.