Fox’s Grease: Live Will Feature a Studio Audience

first_img View Comments Musical theater and live audiences: they go to together (like rama lama lama, ka dinga da dinga dong).When Grease: Live airs on Fox next month, be on the lookout for not only an all-star cast (including Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough and Carly Rae Jepsen), but also an audience filling the halls and bleachers of Rydell High. Director Thomas Kail and production designer David Korins (the team behind Hamilton) recently revealed that unlike its NBC-produced predecessors, Grease will invite audience members (by the hundreds) to be a direct part of the live broadcast experience.“There’s something we thought really suited Grease—the rhythm and the music of the show—to have that feedback with an audience,” explained Kail. “If we’re going to say Grease: Live, and we’re owning the “live”ness of it…we want to wrap our arms around that. That’s part of the thrill.”The telecast will utilize multiple sets across three sound stages: an outdoor location, an assortment of traditional three-wall sets and the gym: a four-wall, 360-degree unit that will offer an environmental and immersive space for the performers and the audience. Spectators will be scattered through the sets, so everyone present will experience certain moments in-person and others through monitors. Kail is partnered with television director Alex Rudzinski (Dancing With the Stars), who will oversee the technical elements of the broadcast, including the movement from set to set.When you see audiences on the bleachers, don’t expect them to be in ‘50s drag. “People should look and dress as they do now, because that’s when the show is happening,” said Kail. “The tension between [1959 and 2015] actually gives it a charge. We don’t think it’s going to break the bubble we’re making.”The addition of a studio audience is a step toward ensuring live musical telecasts remain a theatrical experience in the truest sense, and veteran designer Korins is committed to blurring the line between the two mediums: “All of those tropes that we see all the time—turntables and things like that—are commonplace in theater, but you very rarely see on camera.” Korins continued, “We’re looking to infuse our world with many theatrical devices…to let people experience theater on a mass scale.”Audience members will be cultivated through outreach initiatives and contests in the coming week. Whether from the studio or from the small screen, you can catch Grease: Live on Fox on January 31.last_img read more

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Utaka craves support for Super Eagles coach Rohr

first_imgFormer Nigeria international, John Utaka, believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. “The boys know him more than the previous person, so give him that chance and support just like the little they did with Bonfere Jo at the Olympics,” Utaka told Brila FM. “He might do better than what he has done but I think, he will do a good job.” Utaka made 49 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring six goals and featured for the side at the 2002 World Cup. read also:Super Eagles coach Rohr accepts NFF pay cut The former Rennes attacker also played a significant role as Nigeria finished third at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they were eliminated at the group stage and led the side to finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Utaka believes the German tactician can perform better than his predecessors if backed.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A RoleYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img read more

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Cricket News Quinton De Kock 79* Powers South Africa To Series-Levelling Win Vs India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Heading for the toss at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Virat Kohli’s mind seemed to be in Australia. The Indian skipper was apparently planning long-term for the 2020 World Cup. What else would prompt Kohli, who knows the M Chinnaswamy wicket like the back of his hand due to his IPL experiences, bowl on a deck where chasing becomes easier? His rationale at the toss was “I know it’s a ground where teams chase well. Even in the IPL, it’s a chasing ground. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We know we’re one of the top chasing teams. Batting first is something we’re also looking to strengthen. Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Come the World Cup, toss is not in your control, you should be able to perform whether batting or bowling first.”It is a good thing that India wanted to challenge themselves. However, against South Africa, it backfired spectacularly. Shikhar Dhawan was the only Indian batsman to cross 30 while the rest of the batting order fumbled to the discipline of Beuran Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada. In response, Quinton de Kock showed his prowess with the bat and blasted his second consecutive fifty as South Africa leveled the three-match series 1-1 in style with a thumping nine-wicket win. Dhawan started off brilliantly with a boundary in the first ball of the match while Rabada struggled for control, bowling three wides and getting hit for two boundaries by Rohit Sharma. However, Beuran Hendricks picked up on Rohit’s weakness against the inswinging delivery and trapped him plumb in front for 9. Also Read | Virat Kohli Blasts Record Fifty, India Crush South Africa in MohaliThe left-handed Dhawan looked in great touch with a couple of boundaries off Andile Phehlukwayo and two sixes off Tabraiz Shamsi but the bowler had his revenge when Dhawan miscued a flighted ball to be caught at cover. Kohli, on the other hand, struggled big time and Rabada struck the killer blow. Kohli attempted the flick. Chinnaswamy was in anticipation for something special. That shot had made the cricketing world go ga-ga in Mohali. Here, the distance was not there and was caught at deep midwicket. Also Read | Not Sure How Captaincy Will Affect Me As A Cricketer: Quinton De KockThe platform was set for Rishabh Pant to silence his critics. He was playing a high-risk game and he showed his prowess with a scooped six off Dwaine Pretorius but Fortuin turned the game with the wickets of both Pant and Shreyas Iyer in the same over. In the death overs, South Africa bowled with discipline. Only four boundaries came in the final five overs and India were restricted to 134/9.In response, De Kock and Reeza Hendricks started brilliantly. India did not help their causes by wasting a review and when de Kcok missed a sweep off Washington Sundar, India had no reviews left after appealing for an LBW. Replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps and India had a deflated look. De Kock regularly found the boundaries but India had something to smile when Hendricks mistimed a pull off Hardik Pandya only to be wonderfully caught by Kohli at midwicket. However, de Kock notched up his fifty with two boundaries off Hardik while Temba Bavuma got going with a couple of boundaries off Navdeep Saini. Both batsmen ensured South Africa got over the line without much issues. Foresight is a wonderful thing but when it is not executed well, things often fall flat.last_img read more

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