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Keke Palmer Joins FOX’s “Grease: Live” Musical As Pink Lady Marty Maraschino + North West Brings The Tutu Cuteness For Ballet Class

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If you’re a fan of the original classic film GREASE (like we are) we have good news! FOX is bringing a live musical to the silver screen. And Keke Palmer has nabbed a role as Marty Maraschino. Get the deets and peep the adorableness from North West on her way to ballet class inside…

There’s nothing like one of your fave classic films being turned into a live musical with a YBF chick nabbing a role. “Scream Queens” star Keke Palmer has inked another deal with FOX. And this time, she’s hitting the stage for a live musical of the 1978 classic film GREASE. One thing is for sure, she'll be able to hold her own on the live stage play since wrapping up her stint as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadwayearlier this year.

Keke will be playing the mouthy, yet prissy Pink Lady Marty Maraschino…”you know, like the cherry,” in the upcoming musical staging of “GREASE: LIVE.” She will star alongside Julianne Hough, who will play good girl-turned-bad Sandy Olsson, and Vanessa Hudgens who will portray Pink Lady honcho Rizzo. No word on who will play Frenchy and Jan yet.

The special will be executive produced by Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”), director Thomas Kail (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) will oversee the stage direction and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing with the Stars”) will serve as the live television director. Broadway writers Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins have been tapped to write the script.

Mark your calendars! The three-hour special is set to air Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm ET on FOX. We’re SO here for this.

In today's kid candids.... 

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Can North West get ANY cuter? Short answer: Yes, she can.  Nori was spotted in an adorable white tutu, a white custom tailored Balmain blazer (gifted by Olivier Rousteing himself) paired with little white ballet slippers from BLOCH while leaving her weekly ballet class in Tarzana, California today.

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Nori’s cousin Penelope Disick was also dressed for their ballet lesson rocking a black tutu. Kanye's daughter decided (or her mom) to wear her white tutu today after wearing her black tutu a few days ago. She was spotted leaving Miss Melodee Dance Studio toting a camera a few days ago. Peep her epic side-eye HERE.

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Halfway to the car, Nori clearly was over walking, so like most toddlers....

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....she got her mom to carry her to the car. North has a birthday coming up. The celebuspawn will celebrate her 2nd birthday on June 15th. We wonder what the follow up to her KIDCHELLA themed party will be like. We're sure it will be something spectacular.



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