There's nothing more exciting than the opening night of a hit Broadway musical, except maybe what happens getting there. While Wicked and The Lion King pack audiences in on the Great White Way, Julia and Tom, a successful songwriting team played by Debra Messing and Christian Borle, begin work on a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. When a tenacious producer (Anjelica Houston) jumps aboard, so begins the difficult task of casting the silver screen icon.
While everyone is consumed with putting the show together, real life has a tendency of getting in the way. Julia and her husband are in the middle of a complicated adoption; the producer's husband begins divorce proceedings which could threaten the finances of the show; and the brilliant but womanizing director could derail everything if he puts the young star in a compromising position. This will be a rollercoaster ride that culminates on opening night when the audience gets to determine whether or not the show is a smash!
In the era of The Voice and Glee, executive producers Steven Spielberg and Craig Zadan & Neil Meron (producers of Chicago and Hairspray), and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), bring you the blood, sweat, and tears of the making of a Broadway musical.
Debramessing.com Version 4
Welcome to the new debramessing.com. In a modern era of high definition and mass quantities of information, this site needed to be better and different than how it was handled before, which was stale and dated. So yes we're starting over, but rest assured all the hard-to-find information will once again be added in due time. This site needed to be more than what it was, be able to withstand the test of time and be easy to maintain. So designed from over ten years of statistics and user feedback, the new design is simpler and as time goes on over the next ten years, this site can now become more feature rich, fun, useful and exciting than it ever was.
To start, Debra's biography has been updated and is now current. Debra's portfolio has been completely reworked so there's a dedicated segment to each chapter of Debra's extensive career including text, photos videos, galleries and more. A photo gallery has also been created which is intended to also link to and from the portfolio and also include videos... there isn't much to it now, but it'll get there.
So be sure to bookmark the site if you haven't already and visit often for the latest information and news on Debra. Once again, thank you to all the dedicated fans of Debra and to this site over the years.