It’s almost time to say goodbye to McKinley High School for good and say hello to the bright lights of Broadway.
As of right now, “Glee” shifts back and forth between McKinley High and New York, but soon the entire storyline of the show will take place in New York City.
Some of McKinley’s graduating class will relocate to New York to join the major characters — Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry, Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel and Naya Rivera’s Santana Lopez — who are trying to make their dreams come true in the big apple.
“We are filming, currently, episode 16 of season five and then we have 22 to shoot next year so we have a lot ahead of us,” Michele recently told MTV News. “Right now, the show is only in New York. The high school has been — it’s over … Amber [Riley] comes in for a few episodes, which is great because it’s so nice having her there. So we are in New York, all of us, it’s kind of like ‘Friends.’ ”
Here’s two new interviews with Lea and Chris from the ’100th Episode of Glee Celebration’. Click on ‘continue reading’ to watch the second video.
Rachel Berry’s Fanny (Brice, of course) is finally ready her closeup.
In the first of two exclusive first-look photos, Glee‘s leading lady (played by Lea Michele) channels her inner Barbra Streisand and participates in a photo shoot promoting her starring role in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
The second image obtained by TVLine for your viewing pleasure finds Rachel’s roomie Santana (Naya Rivera) auditioning for — and landing — a gig as Ms. Berry’s understudy.
The aptly titled “Frenemies,” which serves as Glee‘s spring premiere and marks the show’s return to a Tuesday timeslot, airs Feb. 25 at 8/7c on Fox.
TVLine’s own Matt Mitovich recently reported that the subsequent tension between Rachel and Santana will “turn violent” and significantly alter their current living situation.
The highly-anticipated Glee reunion may not air until March, but the cast has been busy shooting the special two-part episode over the past few weeks. We recently got the chance to talk to Lea Michele, who has been promoting her debut album Louder, and she revealed how great it has been working with her original Glee castmates again.
“I’m so happy that Heather [Morris] is back and Amber [Riley] is here,” Lea EXCLUSIVELY tells J-14.com. Heather is one of my closest friends so it’s nice to have her at work and hang out with her.”
“We’re a family,” she adds. “We’re always seeing each other and we’re always around each other. Whether or not we’re at work together, we’re a huge part of each other’s lives. So for me, it’s just an extra treat to get to be at work together.”
Lea Michele, Glee
No one would have faulted Michele, who was in a long-term relationship with co-star Cory Monteith when he died in July, for not wanting to appear in the episode paying tribute both to him and his now-deceased character, Finn Hudson. However, Michele channels her grief and sadness into a moving performance that includes both a teary one-on-one with Mr. Schue about Rachel’s new future without Finn, and her unforgettable rendition of Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” (Fun fact: The song was written by Bob Dylan.) Although Michele, naturally, only appears in a few scenes in the episode, she is without a doubt “The Quarterback’s” shining star.
‘Cannonball’ singer reveals what fans will see when the Fox show returns from hiatus on February 25.
“Glee” is pulling out all the stops come February. At least that’s what star Lea Michele promises viewers.
“You guys have no idea,” she told MTV News, sharing that she recently filmed a scene with guest star Adam Lambert that featured the twosome dueting on an “awesome” song. “It’s so exciting. [Ryan Murphy] calls me every day and gives me all the scoop.”
Luckily, Michele spilled some of that scoop, dishing out what fans will see when the Fox series returns from hiatus on February 25.
“I know that me and Adam have a really exciting story line coming up. [Lambert's] Elliott and [my character] Rachel become really good friends,” she said. “And there’s a big Santana and Rachel shocker coming out in February.”
‘Cannonball’ singer opens up to MTV news about reuniting with her old cast in 2014.
Come 2014, the original cast of “Glee” will all be back together again when the 100th episode airs on Fox. And there’s no one more excited than Lea Michele.
“I’m so excited. I can’t wait to [see] everyone at work. I’m so excited to see Amber [Riley]. I’m so excited to Mark [Salling] and Harry [Shum Jr.] and Dianna [Agron] and Heather [Morris]. I think Kristen Chenoweth is coming back,” she told MTV News. “I’m trying so hard to get Jonathan Groff to come back for an episode. It’s gonna be great… I think the 100th episode is going to be very emotional, obviously, surrounded by the family. It’s like we can do anything together.”
In addition to welcoming back familiar faces, the March 18 episode will also include the cast performing updated versions of some of the show’s most memorable covers, as voted on by fans. And, the “Cannonball” singer has one sequence she’s hoping she doesn’t have to recreate come 2014.
After a rough summer, Lea Michele says she was happy to return to the Glee set after boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death to have the love and support of her caring costars.
“All I know is that Glee is my home,” the 27-year-old actress told E! News last night at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event in NYC. “They’re my family and it just made sense that we would all want to be back together so that we have each other for support and I love everyone there so, so very much.”
Michele says she’s also happy to be back in her hometown for the holiday season. She added, “Absolutely, I’m so happy to be in New York right now with my mom and my dad, to get to see some of my family.”
Meanwhile, Michele teamed up with L’Oreal for last night’s bash to celebrate women. “This is such a beautiful event, it’s so inspiring what L’Oreal does,” she dished. “The slogan for L’Oreal is ‘Because you’re worth it’ and tonight, I just think it totally encapsulates that whole message. All of these women are so incredible in what they do and I’m really honored to be here.”
Michele is equally excited for her upcomingdebut solo album Louder and new bookBrunette Ambition.
“I’ve been working on both Louder andBrunette Ambition for the past year now,” Michele gushed, adding, “so to finally have the opportunity for people to hear and to read the things that I’ve been working on…it’s so awesome.”