This is actually a good question (and I’m usually not a big fan of The Ted)…
During the swan-song performance of Glee Live! Tour in Dublin, Heather Morris, Naya Rivera, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss put on an impromptu midshow skit that caused gleeks everywhere to become giddy with…well, glee!
Morris’ airheaded Brittany took the stage to shamelessly hit on Criss’ Blaine, who she mistakenly still thought was straight. Poor Britt is left all alone with no one to kiss. Enter Santana. The kiss barely lasted a second, but oh Glee gods, hear the roar.
And if fans weren’t convulsing yet, the lovefest continued when Colfer took the stage with Criss to read a poem of his own creation. Are you keeping up? The poem included the line, “Since we’ve met it’s been absolute heaven/For your Emmy consideration, 2011.” When he had finished Criss simply replied, “You had me at Emmy!” and laid a fresh one on a clearly surprised Colfer. We assume that’s about the time the internet exploded.
And we can’t help but wonder: Was the skit purposely planned for a concert rendezvous across the pond?
Fox isn’t saying. But let’s get real: It just seems odd that the overly eager and patient Brittana fans of the U.S. weren’t given the once-in-a-lifetime opp to finally witness their OTP smooch onstage. Especially after Glee exec Brad Falchuk tweeted back in January, “Brittana is on. Brittana was always on.”
As we said, the publicity team behind Glee Live! declined to comment.
But, come on, do we really even need an explanation?
Even though the good citizens of the U.S. of A. are slowly becoming less uptight about equality (hats off to you, New York!), Europe is easily more liberal and inclusive than our lovely nation, especially in terms of media. But when the internet erupts with happiness after a long-awaited kiss hits the web, is there really an excuse as to why America gets left in the dark?
“They Kissed” trended worldwide after Kurt and Blaine first locked lips in March. The phrase reemerged and trended for 12 hours worldwide after news of the Brittana kiss broke. Did you hear that, Fox execs? Twelve. Freaking. Hours.
Well, until the masterminds behind Glee come to their senses, we’ll be chillin’ in our Glee Live! bubble. Where everything’s Klaine and Brittana and nothing hurts.
Dianna Agron, like many of her costars, have been fighting illness all through this whirlwind tour. From her sickbed in Dublin, she posted a “farewell” to the Glee tour and thanked all the fans!
This marks the near end of GL2011. Can’t believe how many memories we’ve made, places we’ve been (especially in such a short time!!), and people we’ve met. Again, we are walking away feeling amazed at the response and the amount of people that have turned out. We are very, very thankful!!
I am so sorry I missed another show on the tour today. Doctor checked in on me, and unlike the other day, I am now taking some medicine. Turns out I caught a little bug that was trying to bring me down. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be back and not get anyone else sick while I’m at it. Meanwhile, I am in bed, drinking tea (which the hotel seems to be bringing me on the hour!), and getting a little stir-crazy I must say!!
We all hope you know how much joy you’ve afforded us. The love and the support you bring speaks volumes. I know we haven’t been able to express our gratitude to each of you personally, but I hope our smiling faces tell you all of that, and more.
Gwyneth Paltrow made a surprise visit to the Glee concert on June 29th and she kicked some serious butt!!
Glee Live! In Concert!’ shows that the show is as much about marketing as it is about music.
Despite its fresh-faced cast, G-rating and untainted, unapologetic air of jubilance (see, please, the two exclamation points, both of which are quite sincere), “Glee Live! In Concert!” seemed very much at home in Las Vegas, where the stars of Fox’s hit show kicked off their second live tour.
Certainly the sold-out crowd Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center could not have been more welcoming. The 7,500 fans all but drowned out the opening strains of “Don’t Stop Believin'” with shrieks, whistles and general paroxysms of joy, some while wearing red-trimmed jackets in homage to the show’s secondary glee club, the Warblers. Later, as cast members threaded their way through a Beatlemania ecstatic audience, it was difficult not to think that this was the rapture everyone has been tweeting about — this is how the world ends, not with a bang but a Warbler.
Say this for the cast of “Glee,” they are troupers. Less than two weeks after shooting the season finale in New York, everyone was on stage singing and dancing their hearts out (Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch made appearances via taped video). Though second-season pet Darren Criss (Blaine) brought down the house with “Silly Love Songs” and still-reigning diva Lea Michele (Rachel) pulled out the stops with “Don’t Rain on My Parade, ” the show’s best numbers were invariably the big ones. Those were the songs that got everyone in the audience singing and dancing too and allowed some of the show’s best-loved performers — Amber Riley (Mercedes), Heather Morris (Brittany), Naya Rivera (Santana) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) — to radiate real star power.
From the moment the show opened at 9 p.m. until the confetti cannons roared at 10:20, the cast members barely paused for breath, racing through songs from the first two seasons as if the devil himself had asked them to compile their own greatest hits album. Although the audience could not have been happier, there was, lurking beneath the undeniably infectious enthusiasm and joy of the performance, the distinctive beat of a marketer’s pen, lining up the demographics, reconfiguring the media platforms and toting up the merchandising potential.
If you’re unable to go see Glee! Live this summer then you’re gonna wanna click HERE. Watch several performances from the shows so far and ENJOY!
Ummmmm then click HERE and get your checkbook ready.
In the second installment of the onstage event that combines the incredible talents of two groups of entertainers and artists, the award winning casts of “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers” (THE LXD) and “Glee” will perform together in this summer’s “Glee Live! In Concert” tour.
The casts of THE LXD and Glee first collaborated during last year’s original “Glee Live!” tour.
The original web-based series was created by Jon M. Chu of “Step Up 2″, “Step Up 3-D” and “Justin Beiber: Never Say Never” fame and showcases the astonishing athleticism and artistry of the dancers involved. The series has successfully completed two seasons, which are now available on DVD, and the cast is currently promoting the upcoming and highly anticipated third season.
“I am thrilled members of THE LXD cast are once again joining the ‘Glee Live! In Concert!’ tour, as it is yet another incredible opportunity to showcase stories through dance,” said Chu. “Our performance will feature the extraordinary talents of some of the world’s best dancers taking audiences on a thrilling, unforgettable journey of discovery.”
Harry Shum, Jr., a cast member of both THE LXD and Glee, created and is the artistic director for this year’s collaboration along with Christopher Scott. Choreography was done by Galen Hooks and Aakomon Jones.
You don’t have to wait for this summer to see the “extraordinary” dancing on THE LXD. The first two seasons are available online on Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, Joost and Voddler, while the trailer for season three is on http://www.thelxd.com now.
For tickets to see THE LXD and “Glee Live!” go to http://www.ticketmaster.com or call (800)745-3000. For more information on the upcoming “Glee Live! In Concert” tour, visit the website at http://www.gleetour.com.