February 06, 2012 11:00 AM by Ashley Lee
Tonight, keep your televisions on NBC after The Voice, because it’s the season premiere of the highly anticipated musical drama, Smash, starring American Idol alum Katharine McPhee! Find out what the show is all about, and watch a sneak peek of tonight’s episode, after the jump.
According to NBC, Smash is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire—to be a Smash.
The series centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and also stars Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport and more. Even more so, Steven Spielberg serves as the show’s executive producer, and tonight’s pilot episode was directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot).
Katherine McPhee plays a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds, and lands a callback for the lead role in the Marilyn musical. However, she’s competing against the stage veteran character Ivy Lynn (played by Megan Hilty) and, later on in the season, Uma Thurman!
Here’s a quick look at tonight’s episode:
Will you be watching the season premiere of Smash tonight?
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