Just a quick public service announcement today. If you are a musical theater junkie and haven’t seen the trailer for the newly picked up NBC TV drama SMASH, you need to see it NOW!
Just press the the box on the bottom right to watch it full screen!
I got my hands on the script for the pilot episode and I must say, it peaked my interest. With plot lines that cover Broadway budgets, West End, demo recordings, casting, and more, viewers will get a crash course in what it takes to make a musical (or at least the sensationalized TV drama version). Real Broadway composing duo Shaiman & Whitman who wrote the music for the fictional show within the show say “it will be ‘Law and Order’ for Broadway.”
The show’s producer, Steven Spielberg, says if it goes on to future seasons they’ll feature a new Broadway show each year. As if that weren’t enough, it features (and therefore support the careers of ) REAL Broadway stars both on screen and behind the scenes!
Now if only we didn’t have to wait until 2012 to see it!