World-premiere musical's creators marvel at how fast show has developed
Written by James Hebert
On the NBC-TV show "Smash," a new musical seems to go from the germ of an idea to a full-fledged production in the blink of a Broadway producer's eye.
In real life, "musicals can be in development for five years, 10 years sometimes," points out Scott Schwartz, a seasoned stage director who has worked frequently at the Old Globe.
One exception: "A Room With a View," the musical adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel that Schwartz is directing at the Globe right now...