Playbill went behind the scenes of Smash as the production shot a fantasy sequence in Times Square. Series stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty sing the Rihanna song, “Cheers (I’ll Drink To That)” as series producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, talk about the production.
“‘Glee’ has to get a lot of credit,” Zadan says in the video. “Because if it wasn’t for ‘Glee,’ it wouldn’t have broken that ground. They opened the door for us. The great thing is we’re not copying ‘Glee,’ we’re not like ‘Glee,’ but we’re grateful to ‘Glee’ for giving us the opportunity to do our show.”
“Smash” debuts on NBC, Monday, February 6 at 10 pm.
Watch the video below.