Fox to broadcast live musical 'Grease' next year

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox apparently isn't going to let NBC dominate the world of live TV musicals.

Fox jumped into the theater game Monday by announcing it will broadcast a three-hour live version of the musical "Grease" that will feature "a young ensemble cast" that has yet to be named.

NBC got a ratings boost last December with its live broadcast of "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood. It says it's working on a live production of "Peter Pan" for next December.

"Grease" features such songs as "Summer Nights," ''Greased Lightnin'," ''We Go Together" and "You're the One That I Want." It was made into a 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

The live version will be a production of Paramount Television.

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