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Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin

Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin 'Glee' Runion in New ‘Supergirl/Flash’ Crossover >>

Tonight, 'Glee' fans are in for a special treat. Marley Rose actress Melissa Benoist and Sebastian Smythe actor Grant Gustin are coming together into tonight’s all new 'Supergirl/Flash' crossover special, “The World’s Finest.”

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison Kicks Off Tour in Kansas City >>

Matthew Morrison found and left Neverland and now he is back on tour. The 'Glee' star recently kicked off a brief set of concerts, starting in Kansas City. Check out the report below for a list of dates.

Amber Riley

Amber Riley is Effie From ‘Dreamgirls’ And We Have the Video to Prove It. >>

It was recently announced that former Glee star Amber Riley will heading to London’s West End for the first UK prodcution of 'Dreamgirls.' Riley will be stepping into the role of Effie, which was made famous in 1981 by Jennifer Holiday in the original Broadway production and played on the screen by Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film of the same name.This is a role that Riley knows well having performed Effie’s signature number, “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going,” on 'Glee.' Meanwhile, NBC’s production of 'The Wiz Live,' which featured Riley as Addaperle The Good Witch Of The North, has won two NAACP Image Awards.

Kristen Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison Host Broadway at the White House >>

Sure, most people would think that the turkey, the football or even the time with their families are some of the best parts about Thanksgiving Day. However, for us here at Classicalite, the best part has to be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The musical numbers, especially.

Jonathan Groff

Off-Broadway Hit 'Hamilton' Moving to Broadway: Jonathan Groff Joins Cast >>

'Hamilton,' the off-Broadway musical about rapping founding fathers which recently opened to rave reviews, will be moving to the Great White Way this summer. Even bigger news: Broadway sweetheart Jonathan Groff will take over the role of King George III from Brian D'Arcy James in the Broadway production. With lyrics, music and book all done by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Public Theater production opened Feb. 17 to some of the best reviews in years. There was little doubt that the play would make it to Broadway, but many were surprised at how quickly it got there. 'Hamilton' is already an early frontrunner in the 2016 Tony Awards race. Groff, known for his work in 'Spring Awakening' and the television show 'Glee,' will take the stage as King George III after James leaves to star in the Broadway production of 'Something Rotten.'

Elton John

HBO Orders Pilot For 'Virtuoso,' Alan Ball; Elton John, Peter Macdissi to Produce >>

HBO is ordering a pilot episode of new Alan Ball, classical music period drama Virtuoso. Elton John and his husband,David Furnish, are on board to produce alongside True Blood writer Ball, his frequent collaborator, Peter Macdissi and Steve Hamilton Shaw.

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison 'Finding Neverland' Casting Confirmed for Broadway Premiere >>

The 'Glee' star and Tony Award nominee will play 'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie in the Broadway premiere of the musical.

Matthew Morrison

'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison Hints at Return to Broadway in 2015 >>

There's speculation that the Tony-nominated actor will star in 'Finding Neverland.'

Waiting for my Man: Seth Kaufman Dreams a Lou Reed Glee-iesta, Complete with 'Wild Side' Renditions and Cafeteria Courtrooms

New Yorker's Seth Kaufman Dreams of 'Glee' Episode Featuring Lou Reed, Complete with 'Wild Side' Food Fight >>

Lou on 'Glee,' a righteous would-be episode, indeed, thanks to Seth Kaufman at the New Yorker.

Lea Michele

Classicalite's Five Best: Made-Up Musicals >>

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy's purchase of the rights to 'Funny Girl,' now in a fictional revival on TV's 'Glee,' made us think about some of the great fictional musicals of the past.

Carol Channing

50 Years Ago at the Tony Awards >>

"Frozen" out of the Tonys this year, Idina Menzel might look back to 1964 when 'Hello Dolly!' and Carol Channing took 10 awards to 'Funny Girl' and Barbra Streisand's zero.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, 'Glee' Crossover Stars, to Light Up Season Six Finale >>

The hit musical comedy-drama's creator, Ryan Murphy, has a star-studded finale planned for the sixth and final season of the show about aspiring Broadway performers.

Fan Fic: Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks Confesses to Penning 'Game of Thrones' Poetry, Wants to Write Music for the HBO Series >>

It turns out Stevie Nicks is just like us: a crazed, binge-watching fan of cable programming. With some great cameos in the can already--she appeared in that Fleetwood Mac episode of Glee as well as American Horror Story: Coven--Nicks now wants to try her hand at scoring music for HBO's fantasy phenomenon Game of Thrones.

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'Glee' School Shooting Episode, 'Shooting Star,' Angers Newtown >>

Last night's 'Shooting Star' episode of 'Glee' aired just four months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

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