...she won't be playing Rachel's mother. But, don't worry, the role's still very interesting.Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reports
that Broadway star (and Lea Michele look-a-like, or should it be the other way around?) Idina Menzel is in advanced talks to join the cast of Glee
. But the producers have a different role for her.
Word is, she'll be playing choir director for Vocal Adrenaline, definitely the future rivals for New Directions.
If everything pushes through, Menzel will be the fifth Broadway star to appear on the show. Victor Garber, Debra Monk and Kristin Chenoweth have made guest appearances, and Michele's Spring Awakening
co-star Jonathan Groff has signed on
to play Vocal Adrenaline's "miva" slash potential Rachel love interest.
Oooh, crazy thought bubble: Idina and Kristen together in an episode. "This is how you sing 'Defying Gravity'," they could say. (Another off-tangent crazy thought: with Will disqualifying himself after last week's episode, do I see April Rhodes as the new glee club head?)
By the way, since surely many of you gleeks will be struggling to cope with the four-month Glee
break from tomorrow, here's some consolation: they'll be shooting episode 14 this month, and that episode will be called... "Hello".
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