If we’ve learned anything from networks’ recent fixation on televised musicals, high ratings do not always equal standing ovations. In fact, only three musical productions from the past few years received high marks on Rotten Tomato’s Tomatometer: NBC’s The Wiz Live!, Fox’s Grease: Live!, and NBC’s Hairspray Live!. And no, this isn’t because of the power of the exclamation mark — NBC musicals Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live! are both on the Rotten end of this list.
Critics Consensus: Grease: Live took the pressure and threw away conventionality -- it belongs to yesterday. There was a chance that it could make it so far; we started believin' we can be who we are. Grease: Live is the word.
Synopsis: The first-ever live television production of "Grease" will re-imagine and reintroduce some of the most memorable moments, great music and... [More]
Critics Consensus: Laverne Cox's fabulous portrayal of Frank N. Furter leads a strong ensemble effort, but the stars can't infuse this reimagining with enough energy, creativity, and quirk to make TRHPS: Let's Do the Time Warp Again a worthwhile endeavor.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the cult film that follows a young couple as they end up at a strange convention hosted... [More]