‘Smash’ Adding a New Musical Rival for Season Two

Katharine McPhee in "Smash" (Patrick Harbron/NBC)

Katharine McPhee in "Smash" (Patrick Harbron/NBC)

Smash” is about to create some competition.

Season two of the NBC series will add a new musical that will create a new rival to the Marilyn Monroe-themed “Bombshell” that the cast is currently involved with, according to Variety.

In an interview with NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, the new fictional Broadway show will see current “Bombshell” cast members defecting to the new production as it gears up to go head-to-head with the musical that anchored season one of the show.

In addition, Greenblatt said that the talent behind the show’s music, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, are now recruiting composers and lyricists to write for the new season. The new season will also feature new “Bombshell” songs.

“I love the idea that out of this show we’ll be able to give some new composers a huge break,” Greenblatt said to the publication. “We thought it was a great way to open up the sound of our show too.”

The new season of “Smash” will feature several new characters, according to previous reports, including two series regulars who will be played by Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus as well as Jennifer Hudson, who will take on the recurring role of famed Broadway actress Veronica Moore.

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