Grease: Live! Reviews

February 2, 2016
High school itself is the nineteen-fifties of our imagination, always easier in our memories than it was in reality. With Grease, we can pretend we still want to go back.
February 2, 2016
Even within the constrains of a live, televised event-which, let's be clear, Fox DOES know how to blow out, when it wants to-I couldn't help think that Grease: Live was just a dud.
February 1, 2016
Fox raised the bar on TV musicals Sunday night with its ambitious, wildly energetic and mostly entertaining Grease: Live.
February 1, 2016
Thanks to exceptional work from director Thomas Kail and several sterling supporting performances, much of Grease Live! was as sweet and tasty as a root beer float.
February 1, 2016
This... was a show that was more about individual moments than about building a story.
February 1, 2016
Regardless of its flaws, Grease is a reason to look forward to the next round of live musicals on TV.
February 1, 2016
The show wasn't perfect, but it was great fun with touches of film nostalgia and musical theater earnestness.
February 1, 2016
The three-hour production (almost a third of it, seemingly, commercials) was filled with marvelous moments like this: theatrical reveals, cinematic dissolves, television tempos.
February 1, 2016
The ambitious $16 million production of the Rydell High School musical was as impressive as it was fun.
February 1, 2016
Grease: Live reconfirms all the possibilities of the live musical event as a genuine transcendent pop experience: Clever, funny, rapturously huge in a way showbiz used to only want to be.
February 1, 2016
What a triumph. After three years of watching NBC do summer stock on national television, Fox swooped in and stole the live musical format right out from underneath them.
February 1, 2016
Grease Live! raised the bar for choreography - which, given Hough's experience, shouldn't be surprising.
February 1, 2016
As far as overall theatrical-to-TV events go though, Grease Live was a big old win in every possible column.
February 1, 2016
Some technical glitches in such an ambitious production are inevitable... But those were small problems in a production that was otherwise incredibly impressive visually - and one that sprang to life at the end.
February 1, 2016
It took less than five minutes into Fox's Grease: Live for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity.
February 1, 2016
Unlike NBC's previous stage-bound live musicals, Fox's Grease: Live was a 360 degree event that blended theatricality and filmmaking in ways never seen onscreen before.
February 1, 2016
Fox's impressive and ambitious staging Sunday night of Grease: Live was a lesson in what a televised musical ought to look like in the 21st century: able to keep all eyes on the screen rather than the Twitter feed.