NBC is offering previews for their 2011/2012 television season and I couldn’t help but get excited about “Smash,” a musical drama that turns its lens behind the scenes of the creation of a Broadway production. The trailer is pretty sharp but will it work and how queer will it be? The show is set to be a mid-season replacement, as the pilot has just been picked up and they are currently filming. “Smash” could work because of:
The talent: Features Debra Messing of (“Will & Grace”) fame, Katherine McPhee ( “American Idol”), Megan Hilty (“9 to 5: the Musical”), Brian D’Arcy James (“Next to Normal”), Angelika Houston.
The One to Watch: It’s a strong cast but keep an eye on Megan Hilty. Not only is she a total sweetheart but girl has some serious pipes. She easily stepped into Dolly Parton’s high heels to play the beloved Doralee by equally paying homage yet making the character her own!
Queer meter: The trailer alone features queer comedian Kate Clinton, Katherine McPhee’s character auditions with “Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz, from the folks who brought you Chicago and Hairspray: queer producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Marc Shaiman, who also writes some of the music…and it’s about the creative process of Broadway = GAY! Continue reading
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Tagged Angelika Houston, Brian D'Arcy James, Debra MEssing, Dolly Parton, Glee, Katherine McPhee, Megan Hilty, NBC, Over the Rainbow, Smash
I actually had a lot of fun at my Senior Prom; we created our own fun Kings & Queens like Best Hair, Best Smile, Most Athletic, Most Geek Chic, and other crazy categories. I happened to win two categories, Friendliest and Most Artistic King. Anyway, when I heard that the boys of Glee are doing Teen Vogue’s Prom Issue I was, well, gleeful.
The four boys featured are Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike aka Other Asian), Darren Criss (Blaine), Chord Overstreet (Sam), and Kevin McHale (Artie). While I had hoped that Chris Colfer (Kurt) would make the cut, I am really happy with the chosen ones. To be honest, I’m just happy that it’s not Lea Michele (after her CQ and Cosmopolitan “controversial” spread). These boys looks so dapper in their prom outfits you just wish you could bring one of them as your prom date :)
Did you know that Harry Shum, Jr. was born in Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish and Chinese? Also, he is a dancer and choreographer for a dance web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers who have performed at Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Even Bigger Really Big Show, Glee Live! Tour, and last year’s Academy Awards! Love him even more now? Yeah, take a number.
Darren Criss joins the long list of ridiculously good looking half-Asian actor; he has a Filipino mother and an Irish father. Before Glee, his claim of fame was his portrayal of Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, which he wrote most of the music. Oh yeah, he also released an EP called Human on iTunes. *sigh* Continue reading
I don’t know what it is about this boy, but Darren Criss has taken over my life, my iPod, and my dreams (both day and wet). If I were more of a tween, it would be his poster that would be inside of my locker and it would be his songs I would be singing at the top of my lungs.
A lot of buzz has come from this boy ever since he debuted his a capella rendition of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” on Glee.