Krysta Rodriguez of Broadway’s The Addams Family Joins Smash Cast; Leslie Odom Jr. Becomes Series Regular

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More casting news for the musical TV series “Smash.” Raza Jaffrey’s (Karen’s boyfriend, Dev) exit leaves room for a new roommate. Krysta Rodriguez will play that roommate. Rodriguez will play Ana, a full regular cast member in season two. She will play Karen’s (Katherine McPhee) “fun and spunky” new roomie. The character is […]

“Smash” Adds Rising Star Andy Mientus to Second Season

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Andy Mientus, last seen in the recent off Broadway production of Carrie, has signed on to play Kyle, an aspiring musical theater writer from Brooklyn, on the second season of “Smash.” Mientus is the final installment of the three additions to the “Smash” cast to be announced. He joins Jeremy Jordan of Disney’s […]

Jennifer Hudson joining the cast of “Smash”

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Oscar Award winner Jennifer Hudson will join NBC’s musical series “Smash” in its upcoming second season. Hudson will appear in a multi-episode arc as Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning actress who affects the lives of budding Broadway performers Karen, played by Katherine McPhee, and Ivy, played by Megan Hilty. Hudson rose to stardom after […]

Newsies star Jeremy Jordan to Join cast of Smash

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Send to Kindle Newsies star Jeremy Jordan will join season two of NBC’s musical series “Smash,” according to TVLine.com. Jordan, a 2012 Tony Award nominee for his portrayal of Jack Kelly in the award winning Newsies will play a reportedly Danny, a very sexy (and straight), musically gifted Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak. Jordan’s […]

Smash Shakeup- Four series regulars won’t return for season 2

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Send to Kindle NBC series Smash, which details the development of a Broadway production about Marilyn Monroe will be getting a makeover in its second season. Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Jaime Cepero (Ellis), Brian d’Arcy James (Frank Houston) and Will Chase (Michael Swift) will not return as series regulars according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jaffrey played […]

Megan Hilty and Justin Long to announce Drama League Award nominees

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The Drama League has announced that Megan Hilty and Justin Long will co-host the announcement of the 2012 Drama League Nominees Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. […]

Smash star Megan Hilty has signed to Colombia Records

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According to the Hollywood reporter, Smash star, Megan Hilty, will soon add recording artist to her resumé. The Broadway vet has signed to Colombia Records through Sony subsidiary Masterworks, a label that typically handles classical music releases. Though, recently, the label has added Kristen Chenoweth and Wilson Phillips. Last year, Hilty’s Smash co-star […]

‘SMASH’ will return for second season

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According to Deadline, NBC has renewed its new musical drama series SMASH. However, a key player from the show’s first season will not be making the journey to season 2. Theresa Rebeck will not return as the showrunner; relinquishing her day-to-day duties. Rebeck will retain her holding as the executive producer. Her replacement […]

‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty will play in Gentleman Prefer Blondes

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The City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes begins its limited engagement at the Manhattan venue May 9. Encores! Production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will feature Megan Hilty, previously seen in Wicked and 9 to 5. The soon to be sensation stars in the upcoming musical series “Smash” on NBC, in which, not so […]