North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier producer of professional Broadway musical is excited to announce that North Carolina Theatre director and choreographer Josh Bergasse’s work will be seen in the first season of the highly anticipated NBC show SMASH.
SMASH is a musical drama that centers around the making of a musical based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe. From NBC, “SMASH celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theatre as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a ‘Smash’. Bergasse’s work is showcased in a scene showing Broadway’s Megan Hilty and company dancing in a rehearsal. Variety says that “[Director] Mayer enlisted choreographer Josh Bergasse (who danced in Hairspray) to conceptualize Marilyn’s dance numbers.” Bergasse directed and choreographed the NC Theatre critically acclaimed production, West Side Story in October of 2009.
“NC Theatre’s director/choreographer Joshua Bergasse re-creates the iconic Robbins steps with his superb cast of actor-singer-dancers…Right from the dazzling prologue…the bar is set for high-energy, eye-popping sequences…the entire
company impresses mightily…And “The Rumble” is grippingly visceral in its tightly choreographed bloodshed,” says Roy Dicks of The News & Observer.
“We loved Josh’s work in West Side Story and couldn’t be happier for his success. We will be watching and cheering him on!” says NC Theatre producer, Carolee Baxter.
SMASH premiers on Monday, February 6 at 10PM EST on NBC.
About North Carolina Theatre
The mission of North Carolina Theatre is three-pronged. Culture: Feed the spirit of
local citizens by providing outstanding theatre productions, using the best regional
and national talent available, while preserving the unique American art form of
musical theatre. Community: Fortify the cultural vitality of the region by offering
broad access to live theatre, while strengthening economic growth in the region.
Citizenship: Foster the next generation of artists and leaders who will become
future patrons of the arts through training, performance and outreach programs.
Tickets are on sale to North Carolina Theatre’s upcoming productions of Green
Day’s American Idiot and Les Misérables. Tickets to Steel Magnolias go on sale on
Wednesday, February 1st. For tickets call the North Carolina Theatre Box Office at
919-831-6941 x6944 or visit www.nctheatre.com.