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When Glee first debuted in 2009, the Fox series incorporated music in a way that hadn’t been seen on television before. Without any big-name stars in the cast, the show was a definite risk. Now, more than five years and 100 episodes later, the risk has more than paid off. With a 3-D film, sold-out concert tours, millions of albums sold, and Billboard records broken, the cast and crew got together in Hollywood on Tuesday night — the same night the show’s 100th episode aired – with plenty to celebrate. EW was on the scene and asked the cast to look back »
- Jake Perlman
Tuesday's episode of “Glee” may have viewers wondering if they're watching a rerun at first glance. Many graduated cast members are returning tonight for Part 1 of the 100th episode celebration on Fox. Joining the current and former McKinley High School students on stage and screen will be guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth. The old and new choir members will perform 10 new arrangements of classic “Glee” songs — voted on by the fans — between this week and next. “I was really impressed,” Becca Tobin, who plays cheerleader Kitty Wilde, said of the selections. “I think they hit »
- Tony Maglio
Casting director Robert Ulrich is responsible for nearly every character in “Glee’s” 100-episode history. For each of these actors, the first stop was a meeting with Ulrich and his associates in a tiny office.
“They come in and sing five feet from me,” Ulrich says. “We have laid down little mats so they have a dance floor.”
Audiences were treated to an inside look at the show’s casting process thanks to Oxygen’s two-season reality series “The Glee Project.” Through this process, Ulrich discovered current cast members Blake Jenner and Alex Newell, along with a handful of guest actors. The series expanded beyond Ulrich’s tiny office, but it still reflected “Glee’s” casting process.
Even when “Glee’s” characters are written first and cast later, »
- Todd Kushigemachi
Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 62 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again, Glee stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz ( »
- Pietro Filipponi
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