RumorFix is reporting “Glee” stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, who will leave the hit show after the upcoming season, are getting their own spin-off set in New York.
It’s a storyline that was hinted at during the second season finale, when the New Directions kids traveled to NYC for the national showchoir competition. While they were there, Michele’s Rachel and Colfer’s Kurt bonded over a shared love of Broadway and vowed to move to the Big Apple after graduating from high school.
As an admitted Gleek myself (SHUT UP), their friendship makes total sense and I couldn’t see why it hadn’t been explored before. Rachel’s a known and avid lover of musical theater, which means in any normal (read: not scripted for dramatic weekly television) scenario, of course she’d gravitate towards the core group’s only known gay boy — as he would to her. In fact, it seemed patently absurd that they weren’t already close friends.
Hold on to your jazz hands, Gleeks: A shakeup is headed to the halls of McKinley High. After months of speculation, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer — staples on the Emmy-winning series for the past two seasons — won’t be back for Season 4.
In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, Ryan revealed that Rachel, Finn and Kurt will be among characters graduating at the end of the Glee’s third season.
We hear Glee’s Lea Michele is on tap to return to her Broadway roots after lobbying for an audition for the role of Fanny Brice in the upcoming Great White Way revival of the classic musical Funny Girl. Michele — who rose to fame showing off her stellar pipes in the popular theatrical production Spring Awakening — is said to be eager to follow in the footsteps of her showbiz idol Barbra Streisand, who originated the Fanny part in the 1964 original.