Introducing your new favourite TV show… Smash
In the era of The Voice and Glee, executive producers Steven Spielberg and Craig Zadan & Neil Meron (producers of Chicago and Hairspray), and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), bring you the blood, sweat and tears of the making of a Broadway musical.
Coming soon to NBC, Smash is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theatre as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a “Smash.” And it stars Hamilton Hodell clients JACK DAVENPORT and ANJELICA HUSTON.
While Wicked and The Lion King pack audiences in every night, Julia and Tom, a successful songwriting team played by Debra Messing (Will And Grace) and Christian Borle, begin work on a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. When a tenacious producer (ANJELICA HUSTON) and a fierce and intelligent director (JACK DAVENPORT) jump aboard, so begins the difficult task of casting the silver screen icon. Ivy Lynn, a tough Broadway veteran, seems like the obvious choice. But enter Karen Cartwright (American Idol‘s Katharine McPhee), a young girl from Iowa with a dream of making it on Broadway who walks in and blows everyone away. So who will get the part and begin a journey that will change their lives?
This new series will be a rollercoaster ride that culminates on opening night when the audience gets to determine whether or not the show is a smash!
You can watch the exciting 5-minute preview below.
Smash will premiere on NBC in September 2011.