Ian Brennan News

Confirmed! Lea Michele to Sing from FROZEN on GLEE's Season Premiere!
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

As BWW previously reported, rumors indicated that Lea Michele would offer up her own version of the Oscar-winning song, 'Let It Go,' from Disney's mega-hit FROZEN, in the premiere episode of the sixth and final season of FOX's GLEE. (more...)

Lea Michele Reveals She'll Be Singing 'A Very Popular Disney Song' on GLEE's Final Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

A report today on Eonline gives us more reason than ever to believe that the rumor just may be true. (more...)

Lea Michele to Sing 'Let It Go' on GLEE Premiere? Song List & Episode Title Shared!
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Lea Michele will offer up her own version of the Oscar-winning song in the premiere episode of the sixth and final season of FOX's GLEE. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Back-Up & Break-Up Plans
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 30, 2014

Navigating the treacherous territory of super-stardom - well, at least on Broadway, headlining FUNNY GIRL - GLEE's 'The Back-Up Plan' gave us a generous dose of showbiz razzle dazzle and flash, while also showing some of the ugly side. Plus, Shirley MacLaine and Darren Criss rock Janis Joplin! (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE 100! The Original Ten Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 19, 2014

The Beatles once sang, 'You say goodbye / I say hello,' and so it goes with the gang on FOX's hit musical dramedy GLEE - new beginnings; new endings; and, well, New Directions, too. GLEE's '100' episode reunited the original crew - minus, of course, the tragically deceased Cory Monteith, who played headlining football hero Finn and who was paid elegant tribute with grace and class both last week and this week in his absence - with the addition of the new gleeks added in the ensuing seasons. While many of the new stars never managed to capture the lighting in a bottle that the originals commanded, it is undeniable that they each provided their own special spice in the GLEE stew and a handful broke out to considerable prominence on Broadway and beyond, particularly in the case of Darren Criss aka Blaine. Nonetheless, what made us all fall in love with GLEE in the first place, lo, more than five seasons ago, was that original recipe - and it's still as savory, spicy, sweet and mouth-watering as ever, as last night's spectacular celebratory entry showcased in spades; and hearts, too. But, yet, we are forced to ask: is this the end or the beginning? (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Goes Three Ways
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 05, 2014

Gloria! GLEE is nearing graduation season, complete with senior flings, faculty faux pas and Fat Tuesday-befitting festivities on the NYC side of the show, as well. Last night's ep gave us some major '80s gems, '90s lite rockers, '00 anthems and even an obscure '60s tune, too, showing the dependable diversity of not only the music but the general themes of the one and only hit musical dramedy series in history. Heart to The Supremes to Simple Minds, Wilson Phillips and Destiny's Child - it was a delight. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Elijah Wood in New Film COOTIES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

New images have been revealed from Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan's COOTIES, premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Get a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Poster for COOTIES with Elijah Wood & Rainn Wilson Released
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The first poster for Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan's COOTIES, premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has been released. Check it out below! (more...)

GLEE's Michele, Salling Hit Recording Studio for Milestone 100th Episode
by TV News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

While it remains a secret as to which songs fans voted to hear on the highly anticipated upcoming 100th episode of GLEE, series stars Lea Michele and Mark Salling were hard at work recording tunes for the milestone event. (more...)

Films in Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, & New 'Sundance Kids' Section Announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new 'Sundance Kids' section of films for younger audiences. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

All Original GLEE Cast Members Invited Back for 100th Episode
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Murphy took to Twitter this afternoon to break the news, posting: 'ALL The Glee Originals received invites today to be in our 100th episode! More to follow.' (more...)

GLEE Fans to Decide Which Songs Will Be Featured on 100th Episode!
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

From auditions to Nationals, New Directions to Cheerios, tracksuits to slushies and Journey to Madonna, GLEE marks yet another milestone, as the hit musical comedy series prepares to celebrate its 100th episode with a special reward for its fans. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Fabulous Feud Featuring Katy Perry & Lady Gaga
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 08, 2013

Pitting two of the most influential and instrumental pop culture icons of modern music against one another, GLEE's 'A Katy Or A Gaga', written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, directed by Ian Brennan, was a welcome return for the series following the short hiatus following the third episode of the season and the last time we ventured to the halls of McKinley High with the Cory Monteith tribute episode. So, with which pop superstar do your affections actually reside at the end of the day - Katy Perry or Lady Gaga? After all, that's what this week's ep was all about! Well, that and the debut of guest star Adam Lambert! (more...)

GLEE Considering Gay Rights Storyline in Russia for Kurt and Blaine
by TV News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

E! News sources confirm that Fox and the Glee team of Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan are discussing the idea of focusing an upcoming episode of the sixth and final season of the series on gay rights in Russia. 'We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt to Russia,' says one source. (more...)

CSUF Theatre to Present INSPECTING CAROL, 11/22-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

California State University, Fullerton's Department of Theatre and Dance delivers holiday fun with the cheery A Christmas Carolsatire, Inspecting Carol, by Daniel Sullivan in the Young Theatre of the Clayes Performing Arts Center from November 22-December 15, 2013. Directed by College of the Arts Dean Joseph Arnold, this crowd-pleasing alternative to endless Christmas Carol productions was inspired by a real life incident of a theatre director who tried to bribe an inspector of the National Endowment for the Arts. Author Daniel Sullivan built a plot around this idea while combining it with a small theatre's struggle to produce Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. A case of mistaken identity wrapped up in bundle of laughs, Inspecting Carol delivers a uniquely modern version of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Devastating Cory Monteith Dedication
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 11, 2013

“If there's one thing I've learned from Finn dying it's that shame is a wasted emotion,” Kurt (Chris Colfer) eloquently asserted mid-way through last night's unfortunately unavoidable and unabashedly emotional address of the passing of prominent GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, who portrayed star quarterback Finn Hudson on the series for its entire run until this year - and, unashamed was GLEE in its tribute to the fallen young star. And, unforgettable, as well. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely GLEE Club Band, With Demi Lovato
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 04, 2013

Demi Lovato! The Beatles! Junior-Senior BundleProm! Tina… in the sky with diamonds! The sights and sounds of GLEE's second S5 ep were somewhat slight in the grand scheme of the show but wholly satisfying all the same, introducing an amusing frippery of a show written and directed by co-created Ian Brennan acting as a joyous appetizer before the dramatic and tragic events of next week's tribute to real-life fallen GLEE star Cory Monteith arrives. But, first, GLEE does The Beatles, Side B: Rubber Soul. Plus, let it be she: Rachel (Lea Michele) landed the role of Fanny in FUNNY GIRL! (more...)

Lea Michele Tweets 'Finn' Photo During Filming For GLEE Cory Monteith Tribute
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

As production begins on the special Glee tribute episode for late actor Cory Monteith, his co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele Tweeted a photo (pictured, left) today in memory of his character 'Finn'. (more...)

Details Revealed on GLEE's Tribute Episode to Cory Monteith
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

As production begins on the special Glee tribute episode for late actor Cory Monteith, E! has revealed details on what viewers can expect to see on the emotionally packed show. (more...)

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