Vanessa Hudgens, who will star as Rizzo in tonight’s broadcast of Grease: Live on Fox, announced on Twitter that her father passed away from Stage 4 cancer Jan. 30. She said she will perform tonight’s show in his honor.
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Hudgens’ father was in the hospital during rehearsals for Grease: Live. The 27-year-old actress rose to fame by way of Disney’s « High School Musical »; she made her Broadway debut as the title role in Gigi, and tonight she will star as Rizzo in Grease.
Source: Grease: Live Star’s Father Passes Away, But She Says, « I Do The Show In His Honor » – Playbill.com – Grease: Live Star’s Father Passes Away, But She Says, « I Do The Show In His Honor » – Playbill.com http://wp.me/p4rGWh-3mM