Rumors swirled on March 19 that theater production company Music Theater International (MTI) was adapting the hit FOX musical series ‘Glee’ into a Broadway play, but the network is now slamming the company. reported on March 22 that FOX is denying MTI’s claims.

In response to the reports, FOX TV spokesman Chris Alexander released a statement, saying the network is very careful when it comes to deliberating with other companies about its franchises and series. “We..are mystified why (Music Theater Intl.) would claim there have been any such discussions about a live theatrical version of ‘Glee,'” the statement also said.

MTI has produced such famous stage adaptations as ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Rent’ for Broadway. So when Variety reported on the company’s claims, the reports seemed even truer. However, the article is no longer on its web site.

However, the hit show will be performing live concerts nationwide. The series’ cast members are part of the traveling live concert show ‘Glee Live! In Concert,’ which premieres in Phoenix on May 18. It will then move to Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, with shows planned for Radio City Music Hall on May 28 & 29.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Glee from Fox
Glee from Fox

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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