Let the rumor mill begin to churn! Could Glee star Lea Michele be making a return to the broadway stage at some point in the near future? It’s a definite possibility.

Michele, who is a self-proclaimed Streisand worshiper, is no stranger to covering her idol’s songs on Fox’s smash hit musical dramedy Glee, currently in the middle of its fifth season.

Michele’s character on Glee, the overly ambitious Rachel Berry, is currently in the midst of rehearsing for a Broadway revival of Funny Girl that she has been cast in. Michele has covered numerous songs from Funny Girl on Glee such as “My Man”, “Don’t Rain on my Parade” (twice), “You Are Woman, I am Man” and has gone on record saying that Funny Girl is her favorite movie of all time.

So therefore, it’s not too much of a stretch to think (and hope!) that we might soon have a case of life imitating art. Back in 2011, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, had this to say about the prospect of a real-life Funny Girl revival:

I keep saying that with the new Funny Girl revival, they should just say it’s Rachel Berry in Funny Girl – get Lea to do that, but as Rachel Berry… It would be a crowd-pleaser.

It’s pretty much a known fact that everything Ryan Murphy touches turns to gold (Nip Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, need I say more!?) and this would not be an exception!

In the current issue of Teen Vogue (on newsstands now), Lea Michele was interviewed by her best friend and frequent co-star Jonathan Groff (currently headlining HBO’s new series Looking), and he asked her about her plans post-Glee. Michele offered this statement:

I want to do movies. I have some exciting things coming up! And I would also love to go back to Broadway. Ryan Murphy just bought the rights to Funny Girl, so we’re hoping to do that at some point!

Murphy’s in. Michele’s in. It sounds like we might have ourselves a show! Of course, nothing is officially confirmed and there’s not even a tentative date. But you can be sure that if Lea Michele is going to be belting out “Don’t Rain On My Parade” on a Broadway stage sometime in the near future, you won’t want to miss it — it would be just Glee-ful (sorry, I had to)!

In the meantime, you can catch Lea Michele playing Fanny Brice on Glee on it’s new night and time, Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST on FOX beginning February 25, 2014.

Glee will continue through its sixth season on Fox before ending its run. It should be noted that the show has not been officially cancelled after season six, but Ryan Murphy and Fox Executive Kevin Reilly have said that it will likely be its last. Glee will air its landmark 100th episode on March 18, 2014 before the show’s focus shifts solely to the characters based in New York City for the rest of the series’ run.

UnREAL season 2 is gonna be amazing, if this trailer is anything to go by.

We were blown away by the first season of UnREAL, the Lifetime drama tracking the inner workings of a The Bachelor-style reality show.

Full of awful people doing awful things, UnREAL had it all: Romance, intrigue, betrayal, death, and love. It unravels the mysticism of reality show culture (tl;dr: It’s all made up for ratings), while telling pretty compelling stories about selfish people.

In season 2, Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) are back for Everlasting‘s new season, with new bachelor Darius Hill (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s B.J. Britt) ready to win the hearts of the female contestants.

And if this trailer is any indication, this season is gonna be even wilder than the last:

Refreshingly, UnREAL doesn’t shy away from contentious, real-world issues. Having a black contestant is something The Bachelor itself has not yet managed to do, and of course, the reactions to that on the show are going to reflect both the good and bad parts of humanity.

Related: Why we need UnREAL‘s complicated feminism (opinion)

We’re hugely excited to see how UnREAL handles that, and of course to find out what exactly happened to Rachel after the season 1 finale — where, if you remember her scorned ex-lover Jeremy liaised with her mother to get her back on the medication which Rachel claimed ruined her life.

On the topic of life-ruiners, another returning player this year is last season’s bachelor Adam Cromwell (Freddie Stroma), whose whirlwind relationship with Rachel almost destroyed the lives of everyone involved with the reality show’s production.

Creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro have said there is some unfinished business between the pair, but we can’t exactly imagine them riding off into the sunset together!

‘UnREAL’ season 2 premieres Monday, June 6 on Lifetime.

The Tony Award nominations were announced early this morning by actors Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells. Who has a chance to take home the coveted award next month? Well, Hamilton and a bunch of other people.

Let’s get the lede out of the way: Hamilton was nominated for a whopping 16 awards. The former record stood at 15 nominations, held by both Billy Elliot and The Producers. The latter then went on to win 12 of those nominations, can Hamilton do the same?

James Corden will host the Tony Awards, to be held at Radio City Music Hall, next month. If his prior attendance at the Tony’s was any indication (he won Best Actor in a Play in 2012 for One Man, Two Guvnors) then it is sure to be an entertaining evening.

Check out the below list of Tony Award nominations for a variety of categories in both the musical and play sections. If you want to look at the full list, you can do so on the Tony’s website.

Check out the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards for musicals:

Best Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock – The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Waitress

Best Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock – The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Original Score
Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Glenn Sltater, Andrew Lloyd Webber School of Rock
Sara Bareilles, Waitress

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alex Brightman, School of Rock – The Musical
Danny Burnstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Jessie Muller, Waitress

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography
Hamilton
Shuffle Along
Fiddler on the Roof
Dames at Sea
On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Check out the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards for plays:

Best Play
Eclipsed
The Father
The Humans
King Charles III

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off
Richard Goulding, King Charles III
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

This article is a part of Hypable’s inaugural Broadway Week in celebration of the 2016 Tony nominations.

J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin’s Epic Rap Battle will make your day

"Your hobbit hole heroes can't handle my throne!"

8:17 am EDT, May 3, 2016

The Epic Rap Battle series pits J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin against each other in a fantastic rap battle.

We’re pretty much obsessed with fictional character rap battles, whether it’s Hermione vs Katniss or Deadpool vs Boba Fett. But this one might just be our new favorite!

Fictionalized versions of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, and his fanboy George R.R. Martin (who wrote this tiny thing called A Song of Ice and Fire, you may have heard of it) duke it out, and it’s glorious.

Check out the video below:

George R.R. Martin starts out strong… but then it’s Tolkien’s turn, and his retaliation is epic.

Not only did Martin totally steal Tolkien’s “R.R.,” but the whole character death thing? Tolkien is just not impressed. It’s fantasy, George, it’s supposed to be unrealistic!

And Tolkien gets the micdrop moment: “Every time I battle it’s Return of the King.”

Related: Honest Trailer: Game of Thrones tricks non-nerds into liking fantasy, and other nonsense

But is he really the winner?! On one hand, J.R.R. Tolkien is the undisputed grandfather of the fantasy genre, and George R.R. Martin undeniably took a lot of — let’s call it inspiration — from the Middle-Earth saga.

On the other, some would argue that ASOIAF, in all its intricate glory, far transcends Tolkien’s LotR saga, exactly because the good guys don’t always win, and horrible things keep happening.

So we’ll leave it for you to decide: Who won this Epic Rap Battle — J.R.R. Tolkien, or George R.R. Martin?

‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 is airing on HBO now!