NBC has released a trailer for its new series, Smash, which will focus on the putting on of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. The show is scheduled to debut on Monday nights, beginning in January 2012.

The pilot script was written by playwright Theresa Rebeck; and Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will provide original songs for the series. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer directed the pilot episode.

The series will star Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Jack Davenport, Anjelica Huston, Brian d'Arcy James, and Katharine McPhee.

In addition to Rebeck, Shaiman, and Wittman, executive producers include Steven Spielberg, David Marshall Grant, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.