Boyz II Men to play teen angels in Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’
Fox didn’t have to search until the end of the road to find someone to fill the shoes of Frankie Avalon for its “Grease: Live” revival, turning to legendary R&B recording artists Boyz II Men to don the hallowed halo.
The trio, who throughout their career sold more than 60 million records, seemed thrilled about their inclusion in the Fox special, tweeting out a video to share the news with Twitter fans.
Today’s announcement is just the latest casting news for the live musical event, with the network previously sharing that Julianne Hough (“Rock of Ages”) and Aaron Tveit (“Les Miserables”) would be tackling the roles of star-crossed lovers Sandy and Danny, and that Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) would also star as bad girl Rizzo, recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, and Kether Donohue (“You’re the Worst”) as Jan.
The network hopes to reimagine and reintroduce to a new generation the iconic musical -- a tale of summer love and the attempt to make it last all year long in the face of the sturm and drang that is high school senior year.
“Grease: Live” airs Jan. 31 at 7pm EST on the East Coast. The West Coast will have to settle for a tape-delayed version airing at 7pm PST.
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