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Vanessa Hudgens & Boyfriend Austin Butler Step Out After Amazing 'Grease: Live' Performance

Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend Austin Butler leave their yoga class after practicing on Monday (February 1) in Studio City, Calif.

The 27-year-old actress and 24-year-old actor emerged after her wonderful Grease: Live performance the evening before. Vanessa was praised by so many, including her boyfriend, for taking the stage just one day after her dad passed away.

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If you missed it, the Grease: Live executive producer spoke about Vanessa‘s heartbreak and her decision to do the musical, despite the tragedy.

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'Grease: Live' EP Talks Vanessa Hudgens' Decision to Perform After Her Father's Death

Grease: Live‘s executive producer Marc Platt has opened up about Vanessa Hudgens‘ bravery for performing in the show, despite her father’s death just one day before.

“It was incredibly brave of her. She’s a professional, but she’s also a human being and a daughter. I looked at her in the eyes and said can you do this? I think your dad would want you to do this, and she said she knew that he would,” Marc told Variety. “She knew that she had to do it. She knew that she had to put that in a box for a few hours and use it to fuel her performance. We asked her if her family would come. And they came to the show and watched in a trailer live on the Warners lot. I was with her mom. I think it was for all of them a very cathartic experience given the brutality of the circumstances. Her performance speaks for itself. We were all very proud of her and send her love to her family.”

“At the 11th hour I asked her if we could honor her dad and the memory of her dad in that way and she was very touched by it. Fox jumped on and Paramount and we put it in the last moment. We were happy to do so. The performance was indeed dedicated to his memory,” Marc added about the decision to honor Greg Hudgens at the end of the broadcast.

'Grease: Live' Ratings Top 'The Wiz' with 12.2 Million Viewers

Grease: Live brought in great numbers for Fox on Sunday night and it was the most successful live musical since NBC’s The Sound of Music Live in 2013.

The broadcast was viewed by 12.2 million viewers, a number that was bigger than December’s The Wiz Live, which brought in 11 million viewers, according to THR.

While The Sound of Music was viewed by 18.3 million people, a bigger percentage of Grease‘s audience was among the coveted young demo as it scored a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 compared to the former’s 4.6 rating.

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'Grease: Live's Top 10 Most Rewatched Moments Revealed!

Grease: Live aired last night and was a big success. The show was viewed by over 12 million people and was the most watched live musical since NBC’s The Sound of Music in 2013.

There were so many memorable moments during the show and TiVo (via TheWrap) has calculated which were the top ten rewatched during the broadcast.

Some of them included Vanessa Hudgens‘ songs, a technical glitch when the sound went out briefly, big dance numbers, and more.

Click through the slideshow to find out the top ten rewatched moments…

'Grease: Live' - Watch Every Performance Video Here!

Grease: Live was a huge success last night on Fox and now nearly all the performances from the broadcast have been uploaded online!

Some of the highlights were Vanessa Hudgens‘ “There Are Worst Things I Could Do,” Keke Palmer‘s “Freddy My Love,” Julianne Hough‘s “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and Aaron Tveit‘s “Greased Lightning.”

Make sure to listen to the soundtrack to hear all the great songs again. The album is climbing the charts on iTunes and it currently sits in the top five.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE performance from Grease: Live?


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Click inside to watch the rest of the performances from Grease: Live… More Here! »

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Vanessa Hudgens' Boyfriend Austin Butler Tweets Praise for 'Grease: Live' Performance!

Vanessa Hudgens‘ boyfriend Austin Butler had some super sweet praise for his girlfriend after her performance in Grease: Live.

The 27-year-old actress portrayed the role of Rizzo, and under some very tough circumstances as her father tragically passed away over the weekend.

“#GreaseLive is MIND-BLOWING! Constant chills @VanessaHudgens” Austin wrote during the broadcast.

“WOW @VanessaHudgens singing ‘Worst Things’ had me in tears. Just brilliant #GreaseLive,” Austin added later. Catch Vanessa‘s amazing rendition of the song here if you missed it.

'Grease: Live' Soundtrack - Stream the Music Right Here!

Grease: Live has just started to air live on Fox and the soundtrack for the production has officially been released.

The soundtrack is a studio recording of the classic songs from the musical starring the 2016 cast: Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, and more!

Jessie J kicks off the soundtrack with her version of the classic “Grease is the Word” and Joe Jonas makes an appearance with his band DNCE for a new version of their hit song “Cake By the Ocean,” among other tracks.

Get your copy on iTunes now and stream via Spotify.

100+ pictures inside from the Grease: Live production… More Here! »

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