Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tonight's Glee tribute to Cory Monteith is gonna be a big box of downers.
"I've never seen a crew that can't continue shooting because they've left the room sobbing. It was very hard," says Murphy, who wrote the episode with fellow executive producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. "I struggled even working on it, because what you're seeing is what they felt about not just Finn, but Cory. It's amazing performances across the board. ... Everybody went into it with a lot of love.
"The episode opens with the cast singing Seasons of Love from Broadway's Rent. Among other musical highlights, already released online: The Pretenders' I'll Stand By You (performed by Mercedes); James Taylor's Fire & Rain (Sam and Artie); Bruce Springsteen's No Surrender (Puck); The Band Perry's If I Die Young (Santana); and Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, sung by Rachel Berry (Lea Michele, Monteith's real-life love).
Proceeds from online music sales will benefit Project Limelight, a Canadian theater camp Monteith supported.
I'm gonna be a mess during the show...I just know it.
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