Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson posted a video to her instagram of her wedding to Carson McAllister. You can watch it below. It’s beautiful. Also, if you want to know how they pulled off such a quick wedding, see Glamour as Witney tells them all about it.
Only one more day until “Grease Live”! Below some of the cast talks to Broadway World and ET. Also below is some photos of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough performing! Click the pics to see even more.
More Julianne Hough “Grease Live” Interviews, Rehearsals Footage, Sunset Strip Performances, And More
Two more days and counting down until “Grease “live”. Below are more interviews and rehearsal footage. Thanks to Abby for the Entertainment Weekly video. She says it has more of the Sirius interview that we posted yesterday. You can also view some Grease Live performances on the Sunset Strip. Also, be sure to tune into the Rachel Ray Show today. Julianne is one of her guests. Video should be posted here a little later.
ETA: Oh and one more thing. The New York Post reports come rain or shine, the live show will go on. The cast is ready for anything.
In the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants chaos that is live television — and which in some of NBC’s previous TV musicals has made the hate-watchers call out every misstep on Twitter — “Grease: Live” has chosen to embrace its live theater roots by design. Under director Thomas Kail, who helmed the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” viewers will the see the backs of sets and actors changing costumes; the prologue (with Jessie J performing the theme song) will feature her walking among the stages and props on the backlot.
“If it’s raining we’re going to see rain; if it’s sunny we’ll see sun,” production designer David Korins (who also worked on “Hamilton”) tells The Post. “So much of TV and film is about control. In doing it this way, we give up control. We accentuate the now of it.”
“Grease: Live” aims to use the best elements of stage (rotating sets, sliding walls) and film (camera tricks to recreate the Thunder Road car race) in its three-hour TV production. Two songs from the original Broadway production not in the classic 1978 movie are included: “Freddy, My Love,” and “Those Magic Changes.” Choreography (by “Glee’s” Zach Woodlee) has been updated, like the T-Birds’ classic arm movements in “Greased Lightning.” But, for the most part, “Grease” still lives in the innocent 1950s.
ETA2 and 3: Keep scrolling below for updates….
Kym Johnson sure knows how to work a dress, doesn’t she?!! Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro and boyfriend Robert Herjavec attended the G’Day USA Gala Dinner in Los Angeles. You can see some photos and video below. More at Getty Images.
Enjoy some more Grease Live goodies below. I love how Eve Plumb is in the show. THREE more days and counting….
ETA: See Billboard for a really cool new feature and photos. Thanks to Lori for sending and all of her help with Julianne and Grease Live news these past few weeks.
ETA2: I’m loving the instagram Derek Hough posted yesterday. You can see it below too.
ETA3: Updated with Hand jive tutorial.
ETA4: Variety interviewed Julianne. Be sure to see the full interview at this link.
ETA5: See all new LIVE Pics featuring full Costumes in a Photo Flash at Broadway.com.
ETA6: Go straight to E Online if interested and if you still haven’t had enough. More photos, video footage, comments from the costume designer, cast, and more.
Last night, Mark Ballas and BC Jean performed at the BMI Snowball presented by Canada Goose during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You can see some fun photos below. To view more, see Getty Images. I love BC’s fur coat! I’m liking Mark’s hair longer like this too.
One of our readers named Cathy was able to attend Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson’s “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” book signing in Ridgewood, NJ last week. Below she tells us all about it and what it was like to meet Kym. Note how Robert Herjavec was there as well. Cathy even mentioned our review and PureDWTS.com to Kym. She also sent us some fun photos. With that said, don’t forget to order Kym’s “The 5-6-7-8 Diet” book if you haven’t yet at ReganArts.com and be sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price. Thanks so much, Cathy!!! And here she is….
Guest Blog On Kym Johnson’s Ridgewood, NJ Book Signing And Photos
On 1/19/16 I had the awesome opportunity to meet Kym Johnson at her book signing at the Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ, with an added bonus of Robert Herjavec making a special guest appearance. Once I purchased her book “The 5 6 7 8 Diet,” we were all directed to go downstairs, where seats were set up for Kym to first give a talk about her book before she would actually begin her book signing. This was a very different set up from when I was there for both Derek Hough and Amy Purdy’s book signings. Within a few minutes, the press…Bergen.com…arrived and took pictures of some fans in the audience before ultimately taking many photos of our guest speaker! Then Kym made her grand entrance, and she was absolutely stunning!! She began to talk about herself…her background, DWTS both here and in Australia, her role as a pro and as a judge, her book and the meaning of 5 6 7 8 in the title, and lots of other interesting facts. Her story was extremely fascinating, and she captured and held our attention for the full 30 minutes she spoke. And her Australian accent…I love it!! Immediately following her talk, there was a Q&A session, which gave us further insight into her life. It was truly wonderful to get to know her. Right after she answered a few questions, it was time for us to meet Kym individually and have her sign and personalize our books. What a real pleasure it was to meet her personally and talk with her! She is such a sweetheart…most gracious and personable. During our conversation I told her that I read a fantastic review of her book by Vogue on PureDWTS, and she acknowledged that she had already seen it and said she was going to thank Vogue! What a real popular website!! I then told her that this was the bookstore where I had met both Derek and Amy for their book signings. A real popular place! Then as I turned around, about to walk away, I could see another line starting to form…this one was to meet a special guest, Robert Herjavec! He had been there throughout Kym’s talk, but remained out of the spotlight…until then! It was great meeting and talking with Robert for a few moments, and he most willingly signed everyone’s books as well. Overall, it was truly a wonderful evening meeting both Kym and Robert and seeing the beautiful relationship between them. I am thoroughly enjoying Kym’s book and am looking forward to seeing her perform on DWTS again!
Only 4 more days until we get to see Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough in “Grease Live”. Below are some more teasers and interviews…
ETA: To see some “behind the scenes” photos of the cast at rehearsals, see the Hollywood Reporter (thanks to Jennie for the heads up). Parade also has some fun teasers and quotes from the cast. Also, for those in the UK, you’ll be able to watch Grease Live on ITV2 on February 3rd. More at this link.
As previously reported, Mark Ballas and BC Jean are currently in Park City, Utah to perform for the Sundance Film Festivities. Below you can see them attending and performing at the 2-16 ChefDance. If you live or are visiting the area, you can see them perform on January 27th for the 14th Annual BMI Snowball. For more information how you can attend, see this link. People has a nice feature on their engagement as well. To view more photos of them, see Getty Images.
How about another periscope with Emma Slater And Brittany Cherry? They and the cast of the Dancing With The Stars Live tour had a day off today. So, Brittany and Emma answer some questions from fans. Thanks to @Idoxfactor1 for recording…