'Glee' scoop: Patti LuPone to guest-star on season finale

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The cast of Glee are currently shooting the season finale in New York City and hitting various Big Apple landmarks like Tiffany’s and Times Square. So it’s natural for them to run into one of New York (and Broadway’s) biggest icons: Patti LuPone. While early reports have LuPone acting opposite Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, EW has learned it’s actually Michele (Rachel) and Cory Monteith (Finn) who share the screen with the fabulous LuPone. Fingers crossed for a sing-off between diva one (Michele) and diva two (LuPone).

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  • Jackie

    Ha ha, that is going to be amazing! Especially since in season one, Rachel came up with the crazy theory that her mother was Patti LuPone (before she found out it was Shelby).

  • Anne

    OMG That is so awesome. Now lets just get Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, and Bebe Neuwirth on the show and they would have collected most of the big divas =)

  • abadstroller

    Theater Geeks, rejoice! The rest of you can point at us and shake your heads…. Happy, happy….

  • Anthony

    Patti LuPone is always Diva #1. You should know that Tim!

    • Noodley

      You are correct, sir! I was going to say that but you beat me to it!

    • Jaime

      You got that right: LuPone is DIVA ONE, Tim. Let’s correct that!

    • Ashleigh

      Amen, Anthony!

  • Julie

    Rachel’s dads should be played by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella. Yes, they are best known as Timon and Pumba but they have both been on Broadway as well.

    I would be so excited to see this happen!

    • abadstroller

      Yes, yes, yes! Awesome chemistry (Inessential Trivia: Ernie Sabella also played the pantsless-though-newspaper-covered subway commuter on “Seinfeld”)!

    • Zoe

      Great idea! When Rachel mentioned her gay dads this week again in the doctor’s office, I thought, “They’re saving up revealing the dads for some future special episode!” I’m sure Ryan Murphy has a wish list of actors he wants too!

    • Annette

      I can’t believe I never thought of that! But it’s an awesome idea!

  • ST

    This should be good! And does Patti look great in this pic or what? I think she gets better looking as she gets older.

  • Pazaul

    Ok, when are we going to see Bette Midler on this show???

    • Tom

      and while we are at it, let’s wheel in that shark to jump over

      • Jaime

        Having headliners on the show would NOT be “jumping the shark.” This show does need to do that. It’s a HIT! For those of you who don’t know what “jumping the shark” means. It’s when a show is struggling for ratings, so they do something absolutely absurd (like Fonzi jumping a shark in Happy Days in 1980′s show Happy Days) to get more viewers. Tom, this show does not need a shark to jump.

  • Petey LuPene

    Rachels’s gay parents should be played by Ryan Murphy’s Nip/Tuck over-the-top studs, Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh.

  • RCB

    Lea Salonga as Tina’s mother please!

    • SC

      Lea’s Filipina, not Chinese.

      • Lily

        In the Glee universe , anything is possible

  • Stefanie

    It’s great that Rachel is meeting her, but it’s canon that Patti LuPone is Kurt’s idol – plus he’s sung three of her songs on the show. So that’s kind of a bummer that Finn is with Rachel when she meets her and not Kurt.

    • simonew

      I agree with you, Stefanie. Poor Kurt, why are they shafting him like this??

    • Lacey

      How exactly did EW learn of this? It could be somebody pulling a fast one so that EW doesn’t reveal any spoilers like a loud-mouthed extra.

      • Tom

        a show like this doesn’t need a spoiler

      • Andrea

        Because they have contacts inside the show.

      • nancy

        and it’s very predictable

    • Keenan

      Awkward jock Finn meeting Patti Lupone will bring on more laughs to the episode than bringing on *another wish fulfillment* episode for Kurt.

  • Chris

    I loved her cameo on Will and Grace.

  • Daniel

    I love Patti LuPone. I cant wait for her to star on Glee. It is so exciting.

  • Lily

    “Kurt” and Patti LuPone ? That would be the same as “Rachel” and Barbara Streisand or “Mercedes” and Aretha Franklin… Out of this world… Kurt would end up stalking Patti LuPone big time and so would Chris Colfer… I can already imagine the scene… Pity Chris did not meet her (yet ?).

  • Jess

    This week’s episode was horRENdous. The song choices were appalling. The t-shirt flaws were nonsensical. The show makes NO SENSE, characters change personalities from week to week, it’s a mess.

  • Keenan

    I’m looking forward to the finale! It sounds like it’ll be a fantastic episode!!!

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