The network is teaming with Smash executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for a live broadcast of the stage play The Sound of Music.
"There used to be a tradition of broadcasting musicals live back in the 1950s, and we’re thrilled to do it once again with a musical that has been a family classic for five decades," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said Friday in a statement announcing the news.
Smash's upcoming second season has added a dream girl.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has landed a multiple-episode arc on the NBC Broadway drama, the network announced Friday.
Hudson, who won a supporting actress Academy Award for the musical Dreamgirls, will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).
Smash creator Theresa Rebeck isn't the only one departing NBC's Broadway drama.
Freshman-season regulars Raza Jaffrey and Jaime Cepero will not return for the second season of the musical series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. In addition, series regular Brian d'Arcy James and recurring guest Will Chase won't be featured players in the second season, THR has learned.
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Smash.]
NBC's Smash wrapped its freshman run Monday by crowning a Marilyn Monroe once and for all as Bombshell was forced to make a final decision between Ivy, who played the part during the workshop, and newcomer Karen, the show's most recent understudy.
Approaching Monday's freshman season finale of NBC's Broadway drama Smash, the question has resurfaced after movie star Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) -- who was brought in to fire up the production -- bailed.
From Day 1, Smash's Ellis has been a meddling troublemaker for Julia, Tom and Bombshell.
Since the NBC Broadway drama premiered, Jaime Cepero's Ellis has been an over-eager pain-in-the-ass assistant to both Tom (Christian Borle) and Eileen (Anjelica Huston) who's been fired once already for his meddling ways.
Dev and Ivy drowning their sorrows over drinks at the bar doesn't appear to end well on NBC's Smash.
During Monday's "Previews" episode, Karen's (Katharine McPhee) formerly doting boyfriend Dev (Raza Jaffrey) continues to march down a self-destroying path when one thing apparently leads to another with Ivy (Megan Hilty).