TVLine Items: Smash: The Musical, Southland Actress to Shameless, Doctor Who News & More
Smash‘s Hit List is about to be staged in real life. (Take that, Bombshell!)
For one night only, New York’s 54 Below is putting on the scrappy musical introduced in the now-cancelled NBC drama’s second (and final) season.
Series/Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez will appear in two concert-performances on Dec. 9, The New York Times reports, with additional players to be announced at a later date. The score will include songs seen (often in pieces) during the show’s run, as well as additional numbers by composers Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Benj Pasek, Andrew McMahon, Marc Shaiman, Lucie Silvas and Scott Wittman.
Smash fans will remember that Hit List, penned by Jordan and Mientus’ characters Jimmy and Kyle, lured Katharine McPhee’s Karen away from Bombshell and eventually won several Tonys.
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• Emily Bergl (Southland) and Nick Gehlfuss (The Newsroom) are about to get Gallaghered. The actors are joining the fourth season of Showtime’s Shameless, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Bergl will play Sammy, a trainwreck of a woman who’s attracted to Frank, and Gehlfuss will portray Robbie, the “dangerous” brother of Fiona’s new guy Mike.
• Hector Elizondo will reprise his Grey’s Anatomy role as Callie’s dad Carlos in a November episode, according to TVGuide.com.
• Ben Wheatley, director of the bloody British crime/horror film Kill List, will direct the first two episodes of Doctor Who‘s upcoming season, EW.com reports.
• Generation Cryo, MTV’s docu-series about young adults conceived through sperm donation, will premiere on Monday, Nov. 25 at 10 pm, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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