Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NBC's Upcoming 'Smash' Lenses (Again) In Brooklyn Heights

NBC’s upcoming mid-season replacement Smash must be counting on a ratings boon when it launches Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. The show’s crew returned to my Brooklyn Heights nabe Monday, January 23, to film an upcoming episode.

Seen: lead Katharine McPhee, and episode guests Uma Thurman and Jerry O’Connell. The latter pair was photographed with the Kill Bill star playing a courier and landing a punch upside Jerry’s face after she handed over a package.

In case you've been underwater for the past six months, the musical series, which NBC has been teasing for months, surrounds casting and preparation for the launch of a Broadway show about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show’s impressive cast also includes Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing and Brit actor Jack Davenport.

Behind the scenes are executive producers Steven Spielberg and Chicago and Hairspray producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, with original music from composers Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

The Smash crew was also in Brooklyn Heights last October filming scenes for the pilot episode.

For NBC’s promo, look here. iTunes is also offering a free download of the premiere here. See the Heights anywhere? *