UPDATE: On September 9, both Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele tweeted photos of Rachel Berry standing outside a sign for Funny Girl: The Musical. At first, we thought this might be confirmation that Rachel gets the part. However, a new spoiler clip from Glee’s Season 5 premiere shows that Rachel is only at the theater for a call back audition, a chemistry test with a potential co-star.
Unfortunately, we've seen the video, and we know that Rachel's callback does not go well. This isn't proof that Rachel won't get the part — this is Glee, anything can happen — but it's not necessarily a good sign, either.
Original story: During Glee Season 4, Episode 19: “Sweet Dreams,” Rachel (Lea Michele) heard what could potentially be the biggest news of her career so far. She has a callback for a role in a Broadway musical!
Rachel auditioned for the part of Fanny Brice, the lead character in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. It’s a role she was born to play. Fanny’s originator, Barbra Streisand, is Rachel’s celebrity idol. The opportunity to play this iconic role feels like fate.We know Rachel has a callback, but does that mean she makes it to the end and ultimately walks away with the part?
Sadly, we just don’t know yet. But what we do know is this: Creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that he hopes for a big chunk of Season 5 to “follow one particular story that we're getting ready to launch at the end of this year.”
He says that this particular story will involve Rachel, as well as several other characters, and that it will be a “big cliffhanger.” Of course, there are plenty of ways to interpret this. However, the idea of Rachel getting a role on Broadway certainly would fit the bill. If she got the part, the course of Season 5 would have to change dramatically.
We’re sure that Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) could find some sort of way to get involved in the production, too. What do you think: Would Glee Does Broadway be a good direction to take the show for Season 5?