Get Ready to Swoon Over Aaron Tveit in the First Grease Live Photos
In case you missed it, FOX is taking a page from ABC and putting on their own live TV musical — Grease Live. You'd be forgiven for not remembering, since they first announced it a whole year and a half ago. The cast includes Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny, and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. My general opinion about the whole thing has been “Well, it could be worse.”
I'm not a Grease fan, so there's no standard I feel like the show has to live up to, and I wouldn't expect to be blown away by it no matter who they cast. But as it is, it ain't too bad. I'm especially intrigued by Aaron Tveit's presence, because, well, take one look at him and guess. The first cast photos that were released this week definitely don't hurt. Above is a group shot featuring Sandy post-makeover. You know, when she (spoiler alert) changes everything about herself to impress a guy. Great message, Grease!
But enough about the musical's questionable plot. Let's talk more about how dreamy Aaron Tveit looks. Here he is with Julianne. Snaps to the photographer for choosing this angle. It's a good ‘un.
If you're unaware, Aaron Tveit is the star of such Broadway shows as Wicked and Catch Me If You Can. He also stole the show from pretty much everyone in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables thanks to that luscious hair of his. Oh, and also his voice. That's good too.
Once you've picked your jaw up off the ground upon glimpsing the above photos, check out the one below of Julianne dressed as pre-makeover Sandy. Julianne Hough, as you know, is best known for dating Ryan Seacrest for a while and also performing uncomfortable dance routines with her brother Derek on a regular basis.
Grease Live will air on FOX January 31, so don't worry about suffering from live musical overload this December.