The show stars Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven,” “Rock of Ages”) as Sandy; Aaron Tveit (“Graceland,” “Les Miserables”) as Danny Zuko; and Vanessa Hudgens (“Spring Breakers”) as Rizzo. Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) is the executive producer; Thomas Kail (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) is the director overseeing the stage direction; and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing With the Stars”) serves as the live television director.
Earlier this month, ITV announced that it had acquired U.S. talk-show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which started airing on ITV2 on Jan. 18, and the channel recently became the U.K. home for the Seth MacFarlane family of shows: “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Bordertown.” Its other U.S. shows include “Royal Pains” and “Two and a Half Men.”
ITV2 is the second-most watched digital channel in the U.K. for 16-34 year olds, and accounts for 82 of the top 500 digital programs for the 16-34s. It carries a broad mix of entertainment fare, including talkshows, comedies, soaps and Hollywood movies.