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'Grease: Live' is an exuberant, technically audacious performance

'Grease: Live' is an exuberant, technically audacious performance

Following NBC into the musical-theater as live television event/stunt business, Fox put up a production of "Grease" on Sunday night, filling it with young-ish singing stars, many with roots in the Disney/Nickelodeon industrial-pop complex that is modern kids' television.

Starring Aaron Tveit, whose career encompasses Broadway, "Gossip Girl" and "Graceland," and "Dancing With the Stars" star Julianne Hough, it was an exuberant, technically audacious staging of a work that ads in the run-up were pleased to call "America's favorite musical."

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