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Hamilton Will Become Only The Eighth Broadway Musical EVER To Perform At The Grammys!

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The Grammys are getting historic, y'all!

It's been announced that the cast of the hit Broadway show Hamilton will be performing a number from the acclaimed musical at the 58th Grammy Awards!

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his cast announced that they would be performing via satellite from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York!

This performance will mark only the eighth time in history that musical theater has been featured on the award show — the most recent being the cast of American Idiot back in 2010.

Related: Lady GaGa Performing David Bowie Tribute At The Grammys!

Other musicals that took to the Grammy stage were Godspell in 1972, The Magic Show in 1975, Sophisticated Ladies in 1982, La Cage Aux Folles in 1984, Will Rogers Follies in 1992, Riverdance and Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk in 1997!

But the Hamilton segment will be historic for another reason — it's also only the fourth

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Tony Winner James Corden Hosting The 2016 Tony Awards!

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From carpool karaoke to theater's biggest night!

James Corden is no stranger to the Tony's stage, having won the award for Best Leading Actor in a Play back in 2012. But now he's about to have an even bigger moment in the spotlight.

That's because it was announced on Tuesday that The Late Late Show star will be hosting the Tony Awards this year!

Video: Adele Raps Nicki Minaj's Monster In Carpool Karaoke

Two-time Broadway babe James confirmed CBS' news in a statement, saying:

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Vanessa Hudgens Is All Class As She Thanks Fans For Support After Grease: Live & Her Father's Death

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Vanessa Hudgens is such a champ!

On Monday, the High School Musical alum took to Instagram to thank the fans who tuned in to watch Grease: Live — which totally crushed it in the ratings! LOVES it.

Of course, the show must've been such an emotional experience as the 27-year-old revealed that her father passed away after a battle with cancer mere hours before the big production. How sad!

Related: Anna Kendrick Perfectly Live-Tweeted Grease: Live!

Nonetheless, Miz Hudgens proved that she was all class and put her fans first, despite her recent loss. She posted:

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Now That Grease: Live Is Over, Which Broadway Hit Should Get The Live TV Musical Treatment Next? Vote Here!

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With stunning performances, cutting edge camera work, and an AH-Mazing cast, Grease: Live was a smash hit!

If the three-hour FOX broadcast proved anything, it's that these primetime musicals are here to stay — because we'll be seeing a lot more iconic Broadway hits getting new life on network TV!

NBC announced their live broadcast of Hairspray for later this year, and ABC is joining the party with a production of Dirty Dancing!

Related: Find Out What The Critics Had To Say About Grease: Live!

And luckily, networks have no problem running out of material — because there are so many classic musicals to choose from!

We would LOVE to see classics like Dreamgirls, Chicago, or even Cats get the primetime musical treatment!

Vote (below) for which Broadway hit you'd like to see next!

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Grease: Live's Numbers Are HUGE — But Did Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, & Vanessa Hudgens Dethrone Sound Of Music Live?

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They've got ratings, and they're multiplyin'!

Grease: Live may have captured America's hearts Sunday night, but did the new name in live TV musicals do enough to dethrone its predecessors?

Believe it or not, Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and the rest of the cast pulled in an impressive 12.18 million viewers — a number practically unheard of for FOX aside from Empire and The X-Files revival.

Video: Relive Grease: Live With Every Musical Number!

Unfortunately for the T-Birds and Pink Ladies, however, their 4.3 rating was just a note shy of beating Carrie Underwood's 4.6 for The Sound of Music Live… but that one was critically panned, so we know who the real winner is.

Grease did manage to surpass both of the other NBC musical outings — The Wiz Live and Peter Pan Live – so hopefully this means we get to see Grease 2: Live in the near future!

Do U think Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan will be able to scare up similar numbers with Rocky Horror Show this December??

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Grease Is Still The Word, According To Reviews — Find Out What Critics Had To Say About The Latest Live Musical!

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Tell us about it, studs.

Now that we've had some time to sit and think about the amazing production of Grease: Live, we're still just in awe of what FOX was able to accomplish with their take on the live TV musical.

Sure, NBC was the first network to try to make theater cool again, but Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the cast really shined on Sunday night, blowing us away visually, technically, and sonically.

Related: Celebs React To Grease: Live!

But don't just take our word for it — the critics are all in agreement that Grease: Live was certainly the bee's knees.

Plus, it didn't hurt that we got tons of star-making moments from Kether Donohue, Keke Palmer, Elle McLemore, Jordan Fisher, and Haneefah Wood!

However, everyone did agree on one thing… Mario Lopez was kinda the worst…

Ch-ch-check out what today's top critics had to say about Grease: Live (below)!!!

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Taylor Swift & Gigi Hadid Were Hopelessly Devoted To Grease: Live! Watch As They Passionately Sing Along!

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No one can watch Grease and not sing along — not even pop stars!

Certainly not Taylor Swift, who sang through her entire three-hour broadcast of FOX's Grease: Live! with bestie Gigi Hadid!

Taking to Snapchat, Gigi shared a video of herself and the Wildest Dreams songstress channeling their inner Sandy!

Related: Celebs React To Grease: Live!

In the clip, Tay and Gigi both sing along with Julianne Hough as she belts out the words to Hopelessly Devoted To You!

Taylor is SO into it! Or maybe she's just auditioning for next time..? LOLz!

While the duo certainly got into it for this song, we aren't sure if they were singing as passionately when their mutual ex Joe Jonas performed later on with his band DNCE!

Watch the celebs watching the performance (below)!

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