smash-nbc-tv-show1Folk who missed last week’s premiere of SMASH, the new NBC series centered on the world of Broadway musical theater, will get a chance to catch up with tonight’s re-broadcast of Episode 2 (CALLBACKS). Executive-produced by STEVEN SPIELBERG, SMASH follows the conception and theatrical mounting of a musical production based on the life of screen legend MARILYN MONROE. DEBRA MESSING and ANGELICA HUSTON headline a cast that also includes AMERICAN IDOL finalist KATHARINE McPHEE and WICKED star MEGAN HILTY.
Best known for her role on the popular series WILL & GRACE and the short-lived THE STARTER WIFE, MESSING plays one of the song writers working to get their musical to the stage. And, while she admits that “show biz” stories don’t have a great history on television, she told us during our recent interview, that fact never entered her mind when she got the script.

SMASH airs tonight on NBC-TV