I did a search, and did not find a thread about this event. So, I'll start one.
First of all-I am not associated with this production in any way. I'm just a viewer.
Last night, I got to watch the first half of the live show "Grease" on Fox (I'll watch the last half tonight).
In a few words--I am AMAZED AND ASTOUNDED by this live production. This puts the live "Peter Pan" show to shame. The logistics, coordination, talent, etc. were just stunning, IMO. I feel this was a harder show to do than doing a show like the Super Bowl! The long steady-cam "walks" were spot-on. The "jib" work was great. The lighting was very well done. The audio was also well done. The wardrobe coordination (quick-change scenes) were just amazing! The cueing/coordination of back-to-back and split-screen talents just made my mouth drop open in wonder. The dance routines by all were great. The logistics/training of the hundreds of extras was mind-boggling. I'm just running out of superlatives for this production. And, consider this production was spread out over several acres and many stages-both indoors and outdoors. I read that this show was in production/rehearsal for the last two years. I truly believe it!
The only "oops" I saw, was, in the early part of the show in front of the high school when "Sandy" was trying out for the cheerleaders. When one camera was taken, it was definitely the wrong color temperature (very "cold"/blue). This was on the screen for maybe two seconds, then they cut to another camera. But, what amazed me was, they cut back to this same camera a few seconds later and it was the right color temperature--matched to the other cameras. My hat is off to the video shader for correcting this so VERY quickly.
I worked in a major market tv station for MANY years and have just recently retired. So, I think I am qualified to say that I can't impress enough to anyone what an ENORMOUS feat this show was. The hundreds of meetings/rehearsals/corrections that were done to do this show is beyond impressive. My hat is off to all at FOX and to all cast members, crew, talent for the undertaking of this show. THANK YOU TO ALL! What a magnificent job you ALL have done!! You all have earned your pay for this one!