RIALTO CHATTER: Lea Michele to Return to Broadway?
The New York Post is reporting Lea Michele may be returning to Broadway in a role specifically crafted for the GLEE actress. The musical, entitled Speargrove Presents, surrounds a Texas high school attempting to put on a production of Rent, and their fight in order to get the show produced.
Reed Prescott, executive producer on the project, told the Post, "We've crafted the lead with Lea in mind. As a veteran Broadway trouper, she can relate to her character's frustration over the show, in this case Rent, not going on."
Lea Michele is best known for her starring role as Wendla in Broadway's Spring Awakening, and for her role as Rachel Berry on GLEE. She also appeared as a child on Broadway in Les Miserables in the 1990s. For Spring Awakening, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. For GLEE, she has received a Golden Globe nomination and a Satellite Award. GLEE returns to FOX Tuesdays on April 13 at 9pm EST.