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Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!

BroadwayWorld.com excitedly reported last week that NBC has officially picked up the pilot entitled SMASH for a series to begin mid-season. Now, the network has posted teaser photos from the show's pilot!

The show, which is about a group of people who come together to put on a Broadway musical was developed by NBC's Robert Greenblatt, Steven Spielberg, and Broadway producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Broadway's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman - whose latest venture, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, is now running at the Neil Simon Theatre - wrote the music for the show. Michael Mayer directed the project, and playwright Theresa Rebeck penned the script.

The pilot episode has been excitedly screened for NBC executives over the past weeks. The plot will follow an out-of-town tryout of a Broadway musical, and centers around a songwriting team (Debra Messing and Christian Borle) who write a musical about Marilyn Monroe based on an offhanded remark. They post a showstopping number on YouTube. When it's a viral hit, a producer (Anjelica Huston) who's looking to recapture success long past decides to produce the musical. There are two choices to play Marilyn: Karen (Katharine McPhee), a talented young newcomer, and Ivy (Megan Hilty), a theater veteran. Brian d'Arcy James has also been cast as Debra Messing's character's husband.

Photos by: Will Hart/NBC

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
(l-r) Christian Borle as Tom, Debra Messing as Julia

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
(l-r) Anjelica Huston as Eileen, Jack Davenport as Derek

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
(l-r) Megan Hilty as Ivy Bell, Katharine McPhee as Karen

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
Megan Hilty as Ivy Bell

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
(l-r) seated, Christian Borle as Tom, Debra Messing as Julia, Anjelica Huston as Eileen (in mirror, center) Megan Hilty as Ivy Bell

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
Katharine McPhee as Karen

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
(center) Megan Hilty as Ivy Bell

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
Katharine McPhee as Karen

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!
Katharine McPhee as Karen

Photo Flash: First Look at NBC's Broadway-filled SMASH!




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