“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed plans to turn the hit Fox television show in to a Broadway musical – and he’s already holding auditions.
Music Theatre Intl. announced in March they were in “negotiations” to turn the popular singing and dancing program into a New York stage production.
At the time, 20th Century Fox rep Chris Alexander disputed the report, insisting he was “mystified” about the rumored talks.
But Murphy ended speculation by announcing that a stage show is in the pipeline.
The musical is “definitely” happening, he told the NYDaily News. “I’m auditioning people now.”
Glee is a musical comedy-drama that focuses on a high school show choir (a modern glee club) called “New Directions,” at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio.
Murphy and co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan initially planned Glee as a film.
Murphy selects the series’ music, aiming to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits.
More recently the show has featured high-power guest stars. Britney Spears is the latest pop star who will make an appearance on the show.