Television's celebration of popular musicals in live broadcasts continues with "Grease: Live" on Fox, airing Sunday, locally less than live: tape-delayed to run 6-9 p.m. on KDVR-Channel 31.
the word, but "Coke" will be a close second. The overall sponsor has landed a Coke vending machine onstage, front and center, among other mentions.
Unlike NBC's recent efforts ("The Wiz" and, less spectacularly, "The Sound of Music"), "Grease" will be performed in front of a studio audience. How that affects timing and energy level remains to be seen.
The cast includes Julianne Hough as Sandy Olson, Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko, Vanessa Hudgens as Betty Rizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, Keke Palmer as Marty Maraschino and Kether Donohue as Jan.
Coca-Cola signage, trademarks and, true enough to the story's time period, the beverage itself will be omnipresent as part of the 1950s-set musical.