Cast of ’Glee’ gets New York welcome from mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a cool class trip.

The cast of “Glee” is in New York City this week to film its season two finale episode, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed the stars of the Fox show with a news conference outside the Gershwin Theater, one of its filming locations.

“Mayors don’t get a lot of time to watch television, so I don’t know much about this season’s plot but actually it would be great to see what happens with Finn and Rachel,” joked Bloomberg, referring to two of the characters on the show who are in an on-again, off-again romantic relationship.

In the final episode of the season, the students will go to New York for a national glee club competition. The show is to film all week long in the city, at landmarks such as Central Park and Lincoln Center.

“We’ve been filming ’Glee’ in Los Angeles for two years. We’ve never met the mayor there,” said one of the show’s executive producers, Dante Di Loreto.

Dozens of fans lined up outside the theater to get a glimpse of actors from the show. Cory Monteith and Mark Salling were among those who appeared at the news conference.

The “Glee” season finale airs May 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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