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Fox has shot down Music Theatre International's claims that a deal is underway for a Glee musical on Broadway.

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"We are very careful and deliberate when contemplating brand extensions of our franchises and are mystified why Music Theater Intl. would claim there have been any such discussions about a live theatrical version of Glee,'" Fox TV spokesman Chris Alexander said in a statement.

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MTI chairman Freddie Gershon told last week that the theater production company was in negotiations with Fox to bring the Golden Globe-winning series to the stage. MTI has previously licensed the rights of such Broadway titles as Legally Blonde and High School Musical.