Ok, ok, maybe I got a wee bit carried away there, but whether thousands or millions cheer:
Ensemble drama “Smash” is a show-within-a-show vehicle about a group of people who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe-themed Broadway musical. Anjelica Huston, Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Raza Jaffrey co-star in the hour, from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and creator Theresa Rebeck.
And for our German friends: Deutsche News.
The news doesn’t really come as a big surprise (not that I’d put it beyond NBC to turn down Steven Spielberg, but come on…), but it’s great news nevertheless. Go, Sparky, go!
Whoo boy – there’s already a fansite for the show! Now that was fast!
Son of Edit:
(They get bonus Sparkypoints for calling Jack Davenport their favourite casting decision…)