Bernadette Peters, Jonas Brother Confirmed As Guest Stars on ‘Smash’
The ladies will be excited that Nick Jonas will make an appearance on the upcoming NBC musical drama.
OK, who are we kidding? This news is for the gay guys. You guyyyyyyyyys, Bernadette Peters!!! Nick Jonas is cute and all, but BERNIE!!!!!
Smash, if you’re not in the know (or reading the Playbill website a lot), is a new hour-long drama about the creation of a Broadway musical. It’s currently filming in New York (where else?!) and is set to premiere in February 2012. The show already features some big-name stars in leading roles: Debra Messing, Angelica Houston, and American Idol Katharine McPhee.
The youngest Jonas, who is set to make his Broadway debut in January when he replaces Daniel Radcliffe in the leading role of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will be playing a former child actor. Quite a stretch! And La Peters, who is currently starring in a brilliant Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, will be featured as the mother of Megan Hilty’s character, who is pit against McPhee’s character as they battle for the starring role in a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
The show looks like a cross between Glee and Chicago, but let’s hope it’s better than both of those (which is easy because they are terrible!) and stays on long enough to employ the bulk of New York’s struggling musical theater actors. Check out the trailer below!