Miss beauty school dropout! Carly Rae Jepsen is ready to throw on a Pink Ladies jacket and walk the halls of Rydell High School. The “Run Away With Me” singer has been cast in Fox’s upcoming Grease: Live production.
“Tell me more, tell me more!” Jepsen, 29, tweeted on Wednesday, Sept. 30. “I’ll be joining the cast of #GreaseLive as Frenchy!”
The Canadian native is, of course, used to singing live. But besides headlining her own shows, Jepsen played Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway classic last year.
Another actress that recently starred on Broadway is Vanessa Hudgens — who is set to play Pink Ladies ringleader Rizzo. “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge,” the Gigi star said in a statement this past January. “She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television.”
Who else will be singing “doo-wop da doo-bee foo” next year? Check out the full cast list below:
Carly Rae Jepsen – Frenchy
Vanessa Hudgens – Rizzo
Carlos PenaVega – Kenickie
Keke Palmer – Marty
David Del Rio – Putzie
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Grease: Live airs Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.