By Ernio Hernandez
17 Jan 2008
Based on the best-selling novel by Candace Bushnell ("Sex and the City"), "Lipstick Jungle" stars Brooke Shields (Wonderful Town, "Nip/Tuck," "Suddenly Susan") as one of three high-powered women opposite Kim Raver (Holiday, "24") and Lindsay Price ("Beverly Hills, 90210").
Andrew McCarthy (Fat Pig), David Alan Basche (Snakebit) and David Norona (Jersey Boys) are also featured in the series, as is Paul Blackthorne ("Big Shots"). Edward Herrmann (Mrs. Warren's Profession, Psychopathia Sexualis), Matthew Morrison (Hairspray), Scott Cohen (Losing Louie) and Julian Sands (Stuff Happens, "24") are also scheduled to appear.
Butler stars as Kira (the role Olivia Newton-John played in the film) in the Broadway musical Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables and Blood Brothers. She has also appeared in Bat Boy The Musical, The Opposite of Sex, Miracle Brothers and Prodigal.
"Lipstick Jungle" is executive-produced by Oliver Goldstick ("Ugly Betty"), Timothy Busfield ("The West Wing") and Bushnell. The pilot was directed by Gary Winick ("13 Going on 30"). For more information, visit nbc.com/Lipstick_Jungle.