Hit television show Glee is set to be adapted for the theater as a new stage musical.
The popular musical comedy series, which stars Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and the late Cory Monteith, has already proved its success on the stage with the cast embarking on a special Glee Live! In Concert! arena tour in 2010 and 2011, but now show producers are working on turning it into a real musical theatre spectacular.
Fox network executive Gary Newman let the news slip last week during 21st Century Fox’s Investor Day event, where he told the audience, “We launched a live stage business with a sold-out arena concert tour in 2011, and now a live stage musical is in the works. And two more seasons of the show were ordered by Fox.”
The fifth season of the show is due to return on television in September.