Saturday, January 23, 2016

TELL ME ABOUT IT, STUD:  I interrupt our ongoing Blizzapocalypse 2016: This Time, We Got It Right coverage to bullet-point the many news items collected in today's NYT preview of Grease Live!:

  • There will be a live audience.
  • The carnival will be outdoors.
  • The actress who plays Kiki in the Fresh Beat Band (and played Vanessa in the first national tour of In The Heights) is the best dancer at St. Bernadette's (with the worst reputation), that hussy Cha-Cha DiGregorio.
  • Oh, and NBC has announced its next live musical: Hairspray. Which, as you know, I love, but ... the film version's pretty damn good, and recent. So, other than restoring some songs which were lost in translation to the big stage ... why? What can they do, casting or arrangement wise, to make this memorable?

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