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Lea Michele Is 'Dorothy Of Oz' In EXCLUSIVE Still

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 25, 2011 at 12:11 AM Comments comments (0)

Lea Michele knows there's no place like home. The 24-year-old "Glee" star is lending her signature pipes to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," and we have an EXCLUSIVE look at her adorably drawn alter ego!



Based on the novel by Roger Stanton Baum—the great-grandson of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum—"Dorothy of Oz" picks up right where the classic tale ends, with Dorothy returning to a deeply damaged Kansas (thanks to that darn tornado!). But she isn't home for long before she's magically transported back to Oz, where things aren't so great either. Her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and (formerly Cowardly) Lion have all disappeared, and she must find them.

 

Lea is joined by an all-star cast, including Patrick Stewart (as Tugg), Hugh Dancy (as Marshall Mallow), Martin Short (as The Jester), Dan Aykroyd (as Scarecrow), Kelsey Grammer (as Tinman) and Jim Belushi (as Lion).

 



Produced by Summertime Entertainment and Bonne Radford, Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll, "Dorothy of Oz" will hit theaters in 2012.


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Lea Michele will NOT be at the "Dorothy of Oz" panel at Comic-Con

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Dorothy of Oz fans! We’ve seen several reports that Lea Michele will be at the “Dorothy of Oz” panel at Comic-Con, but she is in fact taking a well deserved vacation. We are so lucky to have the incredible Patrick Stewart and Megan Hilty attending and debuting some clips and music from the film. Watch for lots of exciting updates this weekend from San Diego!


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Sony to Release 'Dorothy of Oz' Soundtrack, Starring Lea Michele -- Special Preview at Comic-Con

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 21, 2011 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (0)

Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Michele in the title role, is penciled in for an early spring release.


Bryan Adams has written several original songs for the film with his co-writer Jim Vallance, as has Tift Merritt. Mike Himelstein is providing lyrics, with additional songs and lyrics from Jim Dooley. Composer, orchestrator and arranger Deborah Lurie ("Prom," "Justine Bieber: Never Say Never") and engineer/producer Gustavo Borner are also part of the creative team.


Besides Michele, the album will feature performances by Megan Hilty (star of NBC's midseason musical "Smash"), Hugh Dancy and Martin Short. Adams also contributes vocals and will voice/sing the role of Beaver Foreman in the film. Vicki Hiatt is the music supervisor.


The film also stars Jim Belushi as the Lion, Dan Aykroyd as the Scarecrow and Kelsey Grammer as the Tin Man.


Patrick Stewart, who plays Tugg in the film, will join Lurie, Hilty and other cast members and producers to discuss the film and show clips at Comic-Con on Saturday. Details about the soundtrack are expected to be announced at the "Further Over the Rainbow: A First Look at Dorothy of Oz" session at the San Diego Convention Center.


International versions of the soundtrack will feature local music talent not yet cast. The film will be done several different languages. Summertime Entertainment and Bonne Radford, Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll are producing the film, which has reported budget of $60 million.


Produced with computer graphics and 3-D stereoscopic techniques for animation, "Dorothy of Oz" begins with Dorothy returning to Kansas to find it devastated by a tornado. She is quickly transported back to Oz, where her help is needed to find her former traveling companions. She meets new friends -- a man made of marshmallows who can't think for himself, for example - and winds up pitted against a wicked Jester.



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Glee The 3D Concert Movie (Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist:

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Don't Stop Believin' (Glee Cast Concert Version)

2. Dog Days Are Over (Glee Cast Concert Version)

3. Sing (Glee Cast Concert Version)

4. I'm A Slave 4 U (Glee Cast Concert Version)

5. Fat Bottomed Girls (Glee Cast Concert Version)

6. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Glee Cast Concert Version)

7. Ain't No Way (Glee Cast Concert Version)

8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Glee Cast Concert Version)

9. Born This Way (Glee Cast Concert Version)

10. Firework (Glee Cast Concert Version)

11. Teenage Dream (Glee Cast Concert Version)

12. Silly Love Songs (Glee Cast Concert Version)

13. Raise Your Glass (Glee Cast Concert Version)

14. Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy (Glee Cast Concert Version)

15. Lucky (Glee Cast Concert Version)

16. River Deep, Mountain High (Glee Cast Concert Version)

17. Forget You (Glee Cast Concert Version featuring Gwyneth Paltrow)

18. Don't Rain On My Parade (Glee Cast Concert Version)

19. Jessie's Girl (Glee Cast Concert Version)

20. Valerie (Glee Cast Concert Version)

21. Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Concert Version)

22. Safety Dance (Glee Cast Concert Version)

23. Somebody To Love (Glee Cast Concert Version)

IDW Publishing Dorothy of Oz Prequel Graphic Novel

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM Comments comments (0)



Dorothy of Oz Prequel 


• Get a sneak peek at the Dorothy of Oz animated feature film coming in 2012 in the free preview comic!


• Featuring a star-studded cast, including Lea Michele, Martin Short and Patrick Stewart, the film draws inspiration from the classic story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank L. Baum and the Oz adventure book series written by his great-grandson Roger S. Baum.


• DOROTHY OF OZ preview comic (FREE) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.


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Season 3 Will Be Last for ?Glee? Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith & Chris Colfer

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 14, 2011 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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It’s the cast shake-up we all saw coming but didn’t want to admit. Series regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will not be returning to Fox’s smash “Glee” in season four according to co-creator Ryan Murphy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.


We first got wind of Murphy’s intentions to revamp the cast in an interview with “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” last month, when he explained that he felt it was important that the show continue in real time and have the cast graduate from high school.


“We didn’t want to have a show where they were in high school for 8 years,” said Murphy in the interview with Ryan. “We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline.” Murphy also revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that viewers will discover exactly who stays and who goes in the season three premiere of the show on September 20. But Murphy stresses to fans that this shouldn’t be viewed as a sad moment for the show.


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“We’ve got Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series, but I think the fun thing about the show is it’s a celebration of youth and talent,” explains Murphy. “I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series.”


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Glee Shocker: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer Not Returning For Season 4

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM Comments comments (0)


Brace yourselves, Gleeks.Glee exec producer Ryan Murphy just told The Hollywood Reporter that not only will Rachel, Finn and Kurt graduate from McKinley High at the end of the upcoming third season, but all three of their portrayers — Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer — are “not going to be back at all for Season 4.”


That’s right, kids. He said At. All.


“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic,” he added, “or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.


“We’ve never done anything by the book,” Murphy continued. “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”


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Murphy goes on to acknowledge that unlike Colfer and Michele, he has yet to discuss any of this with Monteith. But it shouldn’t come as much of a shock since the actor knew Finn “was a sophomore when the show started.”


The Glee boss first floated the graduation plot in an interview last month with Ryan Seacrest, although he stopped short of saying any of the actors would be written off the show permanently. Murphy later told TVLine that he would be open to the idea of possibly spinning some of the characters off into their own show — perhaps an hour-long series about a group of young artists (namely Rachel and Kurt) who head to New York City to pursue their musical theater dreams.


“It’s an interesting idea,” he said at the time. “The questions are ‘How would we do it? And when would we do it?’ It would have to be something I would talk about to [Fox bigwigs] Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly and [20th Century Fox brass] Dana Walden and Gary Newman. What we’re trying to do now — maybe those discussions will happen around December — we’re just now trying to do the first 10 episodes.”


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Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Not Returning for 'Glee' Season 4

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Get ready to say goodbye to Rachel, Kurt, and Finn.


Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith will not be returning for the fourth season of Glee, according to the show’s creator Ryan Murphy.


“[They are] not going to be back at all for Season 4,” Ryan told THR. “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”


While Ryan has previously mentioned that cast members would be graduating at the end of next season, these are the first cast members officially not returning.


While Chord Overstreet was not made a series regular for the third season, he is still welcome on the show and could possibly be bumped to a regular for season four.


ARE YOU SAD to see Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith leave Glee?


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Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith Not Returning for Season 4

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Glee regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will not be back for the fourth season of the Fox musical hit.


In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series co-creator Ryan Murphy said that the three regulars will be among the characters who graduate at the end of the fall’s upcoming third season.


Colfer, Michele and Monteith are “not going to be back at all for Season 4,” Murphy said. “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”


Murphy added that planning for the future beyond high school will be a heavy theme during Season 3, noting that “more characters are leaving than are staying” when graduation time comes at the season’s end.


“We’ve never done anything by the book,” he said, adding that who’s graduating and who’s staying will be revealed in the Sept. 20 season premiere. “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”


Murphy and co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s decision to graduate the trio -- among others -- has been well-received by the show’s new writers, he said. The group  recently returned to work and are writing story lines that include several characters’ parents as the college talk heats up.


“We already made the decision before the new writers came in, but everybody likes where we’re taking it and what we’re writing toward,” Murphy said, noting that while he loved the “relationship roulette” from Season 2, the upcoming run would find everyone’s love lives more stable.


“I’m much more interested in Lea’s character -- not so much on her relationship with Finn, but more on what her dreams are beyond high school and how she plans on getting them,” he added. “That’s what my senior year was about.”

 


Murphy acknowledged that while he hasn’t discussed graduation plans with Monteith yet, he presumes he’s aware that Finn will be among those graduating. “He knows he was a sophomore when the show started.”



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'Glee' Comic Con Schedule

Posted by leamichelearmy@yahoo.com on July 12, 2011 at 1:36 AM Comments comments (0)

10:00-11:00 Glee— Creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy, creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk, and stars of Glee present a sneak peek at Glee The 3D Concert Movie featuring never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes secrets, and Q&A session. Hall H



Full Schedule here.


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Glee Live 2011 Tour Dates

Jun 4 Rosemont, IL

Jun 6 Uncasville, CT

Jun 7 Boston, MA

Jun 8 Philadelphia, PA

Jun 9 Washington, DC

Jun 11 Toronto, ON (x2 shows)

Jun 12 Toronto, ON (x2 shows)

Jun 13 Auburn Hills, MI

Jun 14 Cleveland, OH

Jun 16 East Rutherford, NJ

Jun 17 East Rutherford, NJ

Jun 18 Long Island, NY

Jun 18 Long Island, NY

Jun 22 Manchester

Jun 23 Manchester

Jun 25 London

Jun 26 London (x2 shows)

Jun 28 London

June 29 London

June 30 London

July 2 Dublin

July 3 Dublin (2 shows)

 

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