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FOX Sets A Christmas Story As This Year’s Live Musical Event!

Inspired by the classic movie A Christmas Story and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit A Christmas Story: The Musical, FOX has announced that its next live musical event will be A Christmas Story – produced by Marc Platt featuring Emmy Award-nominee May Rudolph as the mother of 9-year old Ralphie Parker.

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FOX Announces Pulitizer Prize-Winning Rent As Upcoming Live Event!

Not resting on their laurels after announcing A Christmas Story as a live TV event this December, FOX has now announced that it is bringing the Pulitzer Prize/Grammy Award/Tony Award-winning play Rent to the small screen as a live musical event.

Rent will be produced for the network by Marc Platt and estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson.

Further details are to be announced.

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Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens To Star In FOX’s Grease Live!

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Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens have been cast as Sandy and Rizzo, respectively, in FOX’s Grease Live (working title).

The network’s take on the classic musical comedy will be executive produced by Marc Platt (Into The Woods, Drive, Legally Blonde).

Grease Live is scheduled to premiere on Sunday,  January 31st, 2016 (7/6C). For further details, follow the jump.

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