Smash: The TV Show About A Broadway Musical
Lovers of Broadway everywhere, get ready! On February 6, NBC will premiere what it hopes will be its next big hit, Smash, a television drama about the actors, theatre-makers and relationships behind a fictional Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
If you’re already thinking Glee, Smash will mostly showcase original tunes written for the show by the Tony Award winning collaborators of the stage musical Hairspray, Marc Shaiman (music) and Scott Wittman (lyrics), with a couple of pop covers thrown in each episode.
Smash will feature several actors who have not only starred in television and film, but have also made careers treading the boards. The pack will be led by Will and Grace Emmy Award winner, Debra Messing, and veteran actor Angelica Houston. The cast also includes Jack Davenport (The Pirates of the Caribbean), actress and singer Katharine McPhee, plus a number of both new and regular Broadway performers. The show was originally conceived by Steven Spielberg.