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SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES


Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a very recognizable showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, the one and only "Broadway Baby".

Fellow Broadway headliners Lea Michele and Darren Criss team up for the sensational new duet edition of the paean to the Great White Way, imbuing it with their characteristic polish and pizzazz all the while - and appropriately so, given the gist of the musical standard.

Of note, in addition to "Broadway Baby", this Tuesday's "Bash" episode of GLEE will also contain three other Sondheim classics - "I'm Still Here" from FOLLIES, "No One Is Alone" from INTO THE WOODS and "Not While I'm Around" from SWEENEY TODD. It's a veritable Sondheim feast!

The official description of GLEE's "Bash" is as follows: "With opening night of Funny Girl rapidly approaching - and despite the producer's concerns - Rachel is granted one night off of rehearsals so she can complete her NYADA "Midwinter Critique" for the much feared and revered Carmen Tibideaux. When her performance doesn't go quite as planned, Rachel finds herself facing an important decision that pits her education against her career. After the close proximity of Sam and Mercedes' living arrangements leads to the seemingly inevitable hook-up, he tries once again to rekindle their romance. But Mercedes - despite her clear attraction to Sam - hesitates, worried about how dating (as one of her backup singers puts it) "a white, unemployed dude she met in her high school Glee Club" may adversely affect her public image and burgeoning recording career. Meanwhile, Kurt gets a harsh lesson in the difference between life in high school and in the real world when he butts up against an all-too-familiar enemy, but he makes an important realization about himself in the process."

For more information on the songs of GLEE, visit the official GLEE: THE MUSIC site here.

GLEE airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on FOX.

Listen to Lea Michele and Darren Criss perform "Broadway Baby" on GLEE below.

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