'Grease: Live' is a hit among critics and celebrities alike

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'Grease Live'
Actors Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough (R) and other cast members of "Grease Live", spontaneously break into song during the Fox Network presentation at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 15, 2016. Reuters/David McNew

“Grease: Live” is TV musical by Fox that has got the internet buzzing with praise. The show has won great reviews and even celebrities are joining the conversation online to voice their excitement after watching it.

 

“This production wasn't about hitting notes or taking breath, but rather about making things breathtaking,” notes The Hollywood Reporter. There were some concerns about the weather during the show, but the cast members managed to deliver a stunning performance.

The production is based on the characters of the 1978 musical flick “Grease.” The movie starred John Travolta (Danny) and Olivia Newton-John (Sandy) in lead roles. The movie was a love story of the two main characters.

There were a few changes to Sandy’s character in the new musical. The role was played by Julianne Hough and the character was not a part of certain dance sequences. This was done to allow her to come back a little later for her solo performance.

Aaron Tveit played the role of Danny in the production. Although he has been described as a “spirited dancer” and was able to portray “sweet Danny” well, his “T-Bird Danny” portrayal apparently wasn’t up to the mark. “As Danny, Aaron Tveit couldn’t touch Travolta’s goofy-sexy grace,” Entertainment Weekly noted.

Despite this, the performance of the two lead actors was enough for the rest of the supporting cast to give their best and on the whole make the show enjoyable. Director Thomas Kail reportedly made sure that each cast member had their own moment to shine in the production.

There were some technical challenges that “Grease: Live” had to overcome. The sound went out during the performance for a brief period and there was some issue when it came back on. The technical problems were only temporary and the cast and crew managed to pull through in the end and dazzled the audience. 

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