American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee will be singing for her supper in NBC’s Smash. The show takes us behind the scenes of Broadway. In a twist the show won’t view the action through the eyes of the cast. Instead it will view stage life from the background players perspective; Cheregoraphers, Directors, Writers, and Producers. Giving us a glimpse behind the red curtain.
Katharine McPhee will be playing a role of an auditioning actress. She is will be vying for the part of a lifetime. She will compete with actress Megan Hilty in a fictional musical. They will be going after the starring role, Marilyn Monroe.
The show features an amazing cast. Debra Messing will be filling the shoes of a Broadway songwriter. She leads the series as the mind behind the Marilyn musical. She will be joined by actress Angelica Houston. She will take on the role of a theater producer. This will be her first featured role on a television series. Also co-starring is the sexy brit Jack Davenport as the play’s choreographer. Here he is in a clip from Smash on the NBC website.Smash is brought to us by executive producer Steven Spielberg and is being produced by his studio Dreamworks.
Is NBC cashing in on the Broadway hits craze? Glee has proven that musical dramedy can work. Plus many TV show have already taken on the subject with musical episodes. If Buffy can sing a number fit for a Disney Princess then audiences are ready for a show like Smash.
How do you feel about the musical trend in popular culture?