Grease Live Carly Rae Jepsen

Grease: Live: Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie J Among New Additions to Fox Musical

With the arrivals of two Pink Ladies and a T-Bird, Grease: Live‘s main cast is (nearly) complete.

Fox on Wednesday announced that singer Carly Rae Jepsen is joining the Jan. 31 event as Frenchy, while Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) and David Del Rio (The Troop) are also coming on board as Jan and Putzie.

Additionally, singer Jessie J will open the show with a live performance of “Grease (Is the Word),” a song written by Barry Gibb for the 1978 movie.

And in behind-the-scenes news, choreographer Zach Woodlee (Glee) will put together the cast’s live dance routines.

These four new recruits join previously announced cast members Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) as Sandy, Aaron Tveit (Graceland) as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as Kenickie and Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) as Marty.

Your thoughts on the four new additions? Drop ’em in a comment below.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

8 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    Kether Donohue as Jan? Yes, I am all for this!

  2. S says:

    I really don’t see this being successful. Am I the only one???

  3. Dude says:

    Oh! She’s perfect for Frenchy!

  4. But Vanessa Hudgens isnt an Alto – shes more Mezzo and in range of Sandy, how will she sing Rizzo with that raw deep voice, every other character seemed perfect casting until i noticed that, for me Rizzo is always the most important one to get right!

  5. Natalie says:

    Putzie? I thought this was a live version of the stage show? He wasn’t called Putzie in the stage show, he was called Roger. It was changed to Putzie for the movie but any live version I’ve ever seen has still called him Roger.

  6. Sandra Tew says:

    Is it going to be on free tv