I am so excited for Bernadette Peters to return to Smash! Scoop? — Beth
NATALIE: When Peters returns as Ivy’s domineering mama later this season, they’ll “get to see her sing a lot more,” Megan Hilty says. And when she’s not singing show tunes, she will be trying to mend fences with Ivy. “You’ll see the two of them try and work things out,” Hilty says. “They’re two very strong women and so it isn’t easy, but they’re trying.” Judging from Peters’ last appearance on the show, we’re going to say that “trying” is the operative word.
Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn
What’s ahead for Ivy this season?
It’s all about change in Season 2. Both personally and professionally — everything. She wants to be a better person.
Is there a little Marilyn coming up in her life?
Maybe. But before that can even be an option there are other things in the way.
Yes, with Sean Hayes.
What’s your album like?
It’s not anything anybody would be expecting. It’s not musical theater at all. It’s like the other stuff I do on “Smash” … It’s half covers, half originals and I’m really proud of it. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything that’s not connected to a character. It’s just me.
Read the full interview at Huffington Post.
Jennifer Hudson, Megan Hilty, Katherine McPhee, and Christine Borle speak about what’s in store for Season 2 of Smash!
Liza Minnelli will guest-star as herself in the upcoming season of Smash. As part of the appearance, Minnelli will sing an original song with series regular Christian Borle written by composer-lyricists and executive producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Her episode, “The Surprise Party,” will air mid-season this spring. “Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.” Smash returns Feb. 5. The second season will also feature previously announced guest stars Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin, Sean Hayes, and Bernadette Peters.
Based on this little casting scoop we got ahold of, we think there might be someone else romancing our dear Karen. Smash is looking for a new handsome singer-dancer to guest star and maybe even recur in the new season. He’s described as sexy, but he’s also a playboy. Sounds dangerous. Of course Karen will probably fall head over heels for him. They always go for the bad boys, don’t they?
According to TVGuide, Bernadette Peters, who portrayed Leigh Conroy/Ivy Dicken’s (Megan Hilty) mom on NBC’s musical hit “Smash” will be returning midway through the show’s second season.
Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is heading to NBC’s musical series Smash, Deadline reports.
The actor will recur as Scott Welker, the artistic director of a theater company who has history with a couple of the characters. Will he clash with Julia’s (Debra Messing) reported new love interest, played by Daniel Sunjata?
EMMY WINNER AND TONY NOMINEE SEAN HAYES TO GUEST STAR IN MULTI-EPISODE ARC ON NBC’S “Smash”
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 13, 2012 – Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes (NBC’s “Will & Grace”) will guest star in a multi-episode arc on NBC’s “Smash” as Terrence Falls, a comedic television and film star who is making his Broadway debut in the musical “Liaisons,” based on the novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” Due to a series of comic circumstances, he becomes a major thorn in the side for Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and other characters.
With Debra Messing’s Smash character having smashed her marriage with an affair last season, who will woo Julia Houston’s heart next?
Actor Daniel Sunjata is joining the NBC musical drama’s second season in a recurring role playing Messing’s love interest.