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?
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.
Inside TV at Entertainment Weekly has given us some brief spoilers for the upcoming season, particularly for Megan’s character, Ivy. Check them out:
What can we expect in the next season of Smash? Will Ivy and Karen be friends? — @KayleighMays_xx
As if! And I have to agree with Megan Hilty, who says that the pair’s constant rivalry is “part of the rollercoaster ride of their relationship.” But, she adds, “They have to have a reason to come together and usually it’s over a common enemy. Those are some of my favorite scenes to play.” And our faves to watch!
Was [Megan Hilty] happy about how Smash‘s first season ended, with Karen getting the part and her character on the brink of destruction? — @SamanthaSysak1
Yes — because she gets to come back with a vengeance in season 2! But, says Hilty, it doesn’t happen “in the way you’d expected [it] to.” “All I do know is that in the very first episode, you’ll see her making some very big changes — like within the first couple of minutes, which is exciting. It’s time for her to explore something new.” she says.
Broadway’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who co-write the music for NBC’s hit musical drama SMASH, reacted to this morning’s news that they received an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the song ‘Let Me Be Your Star.’ Smash nomination nods also went to Uma Thurman as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Joshua Bergasse for Outstanding Choreography.
Commented Shaiman, “Scott and I are thrilled to represent all our partners at ‘Smash’ and are so very thrilled for our friends and co-’Smash’ nominees Chris Bacon, Joshua Bergasse and Uma Thurman, who make us smile, and in the case of Uma, laugh uproariously.”
Said Bergasse, “I’m so excited and honored that I’m nominated for my first Emmy for ‘Smash.’ I’m dancing across the room!”
NBC is firming up Smash 2.0. The musical-drama is adding another character to the show next season, giving Karen (Katharine McPhee) a roommate.
Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez has joined the show as a series regular, playing “Ana,” Karen’s “fun and spunky new roommate” who’s also also “an ensemble member in Broadway shows trying to make her mark.” Last season Karen lived with her boyfriend Dev, one of several Smash characters expected to exit the show next season.
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The second season of NBC musical drama series Smash will feature a second musical alongside the Marilyn Monroe show within the show “Bombshell.”
According to the chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt, a rival musical will surface and executive producers and music composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are currently searching for composers and lyricists to write new tunes for the competing show. Some of the cast members of “Bombshell” will even jump ship to the other title.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, revealed in an interview with Variety that the second season of the TV series “Smash” will have theatre songs by songwriters other than Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Expect a second musical to surface in the new season of the musical drama created by Broadway’s Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius) and now shepherded by Joshua Safran (“Gossip Girl”). At the end of Season One of the scripted series about the making of a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe, the musical Bombshell was poised to begin performances on Broadway after a rocky workshop period and out of-town tryout.
Greenblatt told the trade that executive producers Shaiman and Wittman are looking for composers and lyricists to write new tunes for the second season (but presumably not for Bombshell, for which Shaiman & Wittman penned numbers).
Reportedly, a rival musical will emerge to give Bombshell some competition (shades of Once versus Newsies or Avenue Q versus Wicked), with some of Bombshell’s personnel jumping ship for the other title.
It was announced on June 26 that theatre actor Andy Mientus would play the role of “Kyle,” a musical writer, in the coming season.
NBC has not officially announced a return date or timeslot for Season Two, except to say that it will return in mid-season. Shooting begins in and around New York City this summer.
Variety reported that composer/co-lyricist Shaiman and lyricist Wittman (Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can and Hairspray) are seeking songwriters who have theatre chops but no exposure yet on Broadway. Greenblatt told the trade, “I love the idea that out of this show we’ll be able to give some new composers a huge break. We thought it was a great way to open up the sound of our show, too.”
“Smash,” will again star Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”), Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films), 2012 Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Legally Blonde the Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher), Katharine McPhee (“American Idol”) and Megan Hilty (9 to 5: The Musical).
From Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television, “Smash” came from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Spielberg (“ER,” “Schindler’s List”). The series’ executive producers also include Joshua Safran (“Gossip Girl”), who is new to the second season; Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning “Chicago,” “Hairspray” and Broadway’s recent Promises, Promises and How to Succeed…); Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“United States of Tara,” “The Borgias”); and Tony and Grammy Award winners Shaiman and Wittman; and Rebeck.
She already has an Oscar, a Golden Globe a Grammy. Now Jennifer Hudson is going for an Emmy. The Dreamgirls co-star is set to appear in a multi-episode arc on NBC’s musical drama Smash next season, beginning with the second-season premiere. Hudson will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty). “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.” The stint reunites Hudson with Smash executive producer Steven Spielberg whose company DreamWorks also produced Dreamgirls. “I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC,” he said. Smash will now feature two famous American Idol alumnas next season: McPhee, who was a finalist in Season 5, and Hudson, who was on the third season of the reality series.