“Will & Grace” actress Debra Messing, who stars in the upcoming NBC series, “Smash,” about the backstage drama at a Broadway musical, is at the center of her own sizzling soap opera that is the talk of the cast and crew on her new show.
Messing, 43, is reportedly having an affair with one of her co-stars — after leaving her husband of 10 years, TV producer Daniel Zelman (“Damages”).
That may be an odd way to feel about a musical in which love and death are so intertwined.But, to paraphrase one of the sow’s funnier lyrics, that’s the miracle, of Finn-yism.I would add that the same goes for the show’s identifying art as well, which is in the style of a ’60s sex comedy and can’t hold a candle to the trenchant Keith Haring image used in the original.That, combined with a first act that just works too damned hard to win us over, makes for some rough going and is also atypical of Lapine’s subtlety and attention to detail.And it remains a risk in these more tolerant times, when so much has changed and yet… Not because this revival isn’t terrific — it is, mostly.
It’s got tons of heart, unimpeachable performances by a cast of seven including the best kid actor since ‘s Sydney Lucas.The series juggles her dating escapades with her quest for success at work.Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard also star.Borle, whose other television credits include "The Good Wife," "Smash" and "Masters of Sex" is also known for his stage work, including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Falsettos" on Broadway.Borle is repped by CAA and Management 360."Younger" was renewed for its fifth season in August 2017, ahead of its fourth season premiere airing.Its fourth season was the highest-rated in the series' history, averaging 1.3 million viewers per episode in live 3.