Starring Julianne Hough as Sandy and Aaron Tveit as Danny, FOX's Grease: Live pays homage to the original 1971 musical and the iconic 1978 film adaptation while adding a few 21st century updates. Jessie J performs "Grease (Is the Word)," which Frankie Valli immortalized in the movie, and Boyz II Men sing the highlight "Beauty School Dropout" to Carly Rae Jepsen, who plays Frenchy. Jepsen performs the production's only new song, the wistful "All I Need Is an Angel." Elsewhere, Grease: Live delivers all the expected high points, including Hough and Tveit's version of "Summer Nights" and Vanessa Hudgens' turn as Rizzo on "There Are Worse Things I Could Do."
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares