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Carly Rae Jepsen lands role in Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’

Canadian singer and song writer Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the MTV World Stage Live in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
Canadian singer and song writer Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the MTV World Stage Live in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. AP

Fox is finalizing its cast for “Grease: Live.”

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has been tapped to play the iconic role of Pink Lady Frenchy, the network announced Wednesday. Also joining the cast of the live musical is “You’re the Worst” breakout Kether Donohue, who is set as Pink Lady Jan, and David Del Rio (“Spare Parts”), who will play T-Bird Putzie.

Grammy nominee Jessie J will open the live event, set for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, from 7-10 p.m., with a new version of the Barry Gibb’s “Grease (is the Word)” that was featured in the opening title sequence of the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

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