It’s safe to say that Glee‘s Rachel (Lea Michele) and Blaine (Darren Criss) both enjoy a nice Broadway show tune. The pair get to pay homage Tuesday night to Stephen Sondheim, one of the masters of musical theater, whose work is highlighted on the latest episode of Glee, airing at 8 p.m. on Fox. In this exclusive clip, Rachel and Blaine perform “Broadway Baby” from Sondheim’s Follies for NYADA’s Carmen Tibideaux (guest star Whoopi Goldberg) at their mid-winter critique. Watch below.
Raise your hand if you’d so watch a Glee spinoff that was a Darren Criss-hosted game show.
Both of your hands should be in the air right now…especially after watching this exclusive video below, featuring Criss playing “Broadway Baby Brain Busters: Glee Edition” with his costars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer.
The Fox hit’s stars are hilariously grilled by Criss on their knowledge on all things Broadway and let’s just say we’d be totally fine with Blaine becoming a game show host now that he’s situated in NYC. (As long as he can be a singing host, of course!)
So who won the reigning title of the biggest Broadway Baby: “The wickedly talented” (Oh hey, Adele Dazeem shoutout!) Michele or the “unstoppable” Colfer? Watch our exclusive clip to find out!
Pounding 42nd Street to be in a show?
That pretty much sums up the current journeys of Glee‘s musical-theater students Rachel and Blaine, who’ll team up to deliver that lyric from Sondheim’s “Broadway Baby” in next Tuesday’s installment of Fox’s musical dramedy (8/7c on Fox).
In the following exclusive video, stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss discuss what it means to them to sing a classic show tune together, preview the return of Whoopi Goldberg as NYADA’s Madame Tibideaux and tease a second (solo) number that Criss will deliver during the hour.
Check out one of the performances from the new episode of Glee:
Now that’s what I call a field trip!
In Tuesday night’s episode of Glee, Gwyneth Paltrow again guest stars as Holly and takes the Glee Club on a field trip to a foam party — though it’s still not clear why Paltrow is dressed up like Temple Grandin at the beginning. But, she ends up shedding that look when she takes the kids back in a 70s time warp to “Party All The Time”, even though the original Eddie Murphy version was released in 1985. Get your disco on below with a sneak peek of the number:
In addition to Paltrow, Kristin Chenoweth also returns as April to plot a plan to save the New Directions.
Glee airs Tuesdays on Fox at 8pm ET.
Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, and more stars of the Fox dramedy talk about the first time they ever performed on the Glee stage.
Glee comes full circle with the March 25 installment, as the two-part 100th episode celebration concludes exactly where the pilot did: with the cast performing “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the McKinley High stage.
BuzzFeed was on the set as the cast prepared to shoot the bookend performance and asked Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Alex Newell (Unique Adams), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), and Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn) to look back at the first time they performed on the now iconic stage.
Kevin McHale: Our first real experience on that stage was “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and it felt like camp at the time because we were all trying to figure out what the hell this show was. None of us knew what we were doing.
Lea Michele: And we got in trouble.
Chris Colfer: We got in a lot of trouble for goofing off during Matt [Morrison (Mr. Schue)]’s coverage.
Michele: When they were filming Matt, we were messing around so much that [creator] Ryan [Murphy] came up and yelled at us.
Colfer: I wasn’t messing around. I was very serious.
Michele He was back then, but we broke him.
Amber Riley: That was the first time — of many times — we got in trouble with Ryan.
McHale: The best memory I have is of us all sitting on the stage and getting to know each other in between takes. Also, that number was probably one of the simplest we’ve ever done, and it took a day and a half to shoot. It was also re-choreographed at least 12 times.