The yet-untitled project, from Showtime and producers Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, would chart the tensions of the creation of a new (fictional) Broadway musical. The final episode of the series would be a presentation of the full musical. Subsequent seasons would follow the creation of different shows.
As previously reported, a live version of the show-within-the-series might be developed for an appearance on Broadway, as well.
Rebeck is a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose plays include Broadway's Mauritius and Off-Broadway's Omnium Gatherum (co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros), Bad Dates, Spike Heels, The Understudy, Loose Knit, The Butterfly Collection, The Water's Edge, The Scene, Our House and more. Her TV writing work includes "NYPD Blue," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and more. She is also a novelist.
Zadan and Meron (Emmy Award-nominated producers behind TV's "Annie," "Cinderella," "The Reagans," "Me and My Shadows," "A Raisin the Sun," and Hollywood's "Hairspray" and "Chicago") are producing with Spielberg and DreamWorks TV.