In light of the phenomenon that Glee has become, NBC decided that it should strike back with it’s own non-reality singing TV show.
SMASH (I think the title is shite) is dramedy about what it takes to make a Broadway show. It features some heavy hitters not only from television, but also from Broadway. People like the amazing Debra Messing (Will and Grace), the adorable Christian Borle (Emmet from Legally Blonde), Brian d’Arcy James (Burrs from Lippa’s Wild Party as well as Shrek), the gorgeous Anjelica Huston, and Jack Davenport, who I’ve been a fan of since BBC’s Coupling!
It features American Idol’s Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty as the two girls who are up for the role of playing the Icon Marilyn Monroe. I haven’t watched AI truly since the very first season, but I heard a lot of things about McPhee and some of them weren’t so good, but it seems that in this role she is going to shine. I was really impressed with the trailer and gleefully clapped my hands as I recognized the people mentioned above.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the downer: This is supposed to be a midseason replacement, sooooooo there’s going to be a big wait until this actually hits the small screen. HOWEVER, I do hope that all of you theatre buffs and Gleeks support this show with the same fervor that you reserve for watching Glee. It’s important to show the big networks that our community should be represented on television.
Have a fabulous day!!!