Last year at this time, NBC was about to launch a big experiment with airing “The Sound Of Music Live“ featuring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald. Mixed reviews following the one-time performance mostly pointed out Underwood’s lack of acting ability in the role but with boffo ratings, NBC announced shortly thereafter that “Peter […]
Maria, former would-be nun, is about to get married. Starring as Maria in NBC’s new version of “The Sound of Music,” Carrie Underwood is clad in her own T-shirt and leggings plus a wedding veil as she reverently steps through the bare-bones Manhattan rehearsal space while three dozen castmates, on their feet as if in […]
By Tim Kenneally NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” has cast Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, the network said Monday. Five-time Tony winner McDonald (“Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) will play Mother Abbess in the production, which will air Dec. 5. Benanti, whose credits include “Law & Order: […]
Those who watched the two-hour series finale on Sunday saw Luke Macfarlane of “Brothers & Sisters” fame do a guest spot as a closeted actor who has some serious chemistry with Tom (Christian Borle).
On with the show! “Smash” is back for its second season of sassy, sexy (and musical!) Broadway derring-do, both on stage and behind the scenes.
NBC is giving viewers a sneak peek at the new season of “Smash.” Starting next week, the first hour of the drama’s two-hour season debut can be seen online and in the air — where it will be screened on American Airlines flights.
Although “Smash” has undergone a creative overhaul with new executive producer Josh Safran replacing series creator and Season 1 showrunner Theresa Rebeck, Safran promises it will still be “the same ‘Smash’” that viewers of the NBC series have come to love when it returns for a second season on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9/8c. Add […]
To properly play a pirate, Christian Borle has appropriately been stealing. He’s lifted from comic book villains and swiped from Indiana Jones baddies. He has even plundered from sci-fi’s Darth Vader.
Most of the action on last night’s episode of “Smash” revolved around the callbacks for the pivotal part of Marilyn Monroe in the musical-within-the-show that is the centerpiece of the series. Megan Hilty talks to us about why Ivy got the nod and the romance between Ivy and Derek (Jack Davenport).
Katharine McPhee is the first to admit she never dreamed her post-“Idol” career would lead to a starring role in one of the most buzzworthy new shows on television.