Back in March, Music Theatre International chairman Freddie Gershon said a deal bringing Glee to the Broadway stage was in the works. Then Fox released an "oh, no he didn't" comment and slammed the rumors down.
But is Fox reconsidering? Series co-creator and top Gleek Ryan Murphy just signed himself a spiffy new contract that entitles him to $24 million over the next four years, plus a whole lot more.
Glee has already been green-lighted for two more seasons and Mr. Murphy is under contract to be there every step of the way. Ryan, who is also the executive music producer, will see a cut of the profits from the show's downloads and album sales, live tour, and merchandise sales.
And, yup, that fancy contract also includes the option for Ryan to create a Glee Broadway show if he so desires.
Peer pressure, schmeer pressure. Do the Broadway show, Ryan. You'll like it. We promise.