PRLog - Jan. 24, 2013 - NEW YORK -- Tony Nominated Broadway actress Brenda Braxton will make a special appearance in the Second Season premiere episode of “Smash”. The NBC hit musical drama, executive produced by Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg will return with a two hour premiere on February 5th, 9pm EST. New cast members include Jennifer Hudson as Veronica “Ronnie” Moore, a rising Broadway star with an overbearing mother, portrayed by Braxton. This role will mark the return to television for Braxton who will perform alongside Hudson in a high-energy musical number in the episode titled “On Broadway”.
Brenda Braxton and Jennifer Hudson (center) with Smash dancers
“Smash” offers a glimpse into the world of Broadway theater as it follows the twisted behind the scenes journey of Broadway hopefuls. “Performing on Broadway is an experience like no other and it’s great to see such wonderful talent bringing light to the industry. I was thrilled to play Jennifer’s mother and I loved working with some of the most talented dancers I’ve met in awhile,” says Braxton. NBC is offering a season preview of the first hour through several outlets including NBC.com and iTunes. The second season promises new faces, more drama, and a fresh new energy. Braxton will host a private viewing party at BBRAXTON, an upscale grooming parlor owned by the actress on February 5th. To receive further details about the event please contact gravityprnyc@
About Brenda Braxton
Brenda Braxton Owner, BBRAXTON Exceptional Grooming for Exceptional Men is a native New Yorker who found success on Broadway. She was last seen in CHICAGO The Musical sharing the stage with USHER! She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1995 for her starring role in Smokey Joe's Cafe. She has received the NAACP Theater Award, Chicago's Jefferson Award and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. In 2006 she launched BBRAXTON; Exceptional Grooming for Exceptional Men, an upscale grooming parlor in Harlem, which offers tonsorial services for gentlemen. Ms. Braxton was the only woman honored with the “Men of Style Award ” presented by Gillette Fuzion. Braxton has been a speaker at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference twice and key note speaker at the Hampton University Alumni Conference and The United Negro College Fund. For her work as founder of Leading Ladies Just for Teens, seminars geared toward empowering young girls to be the best they can be, Ms. Braxton has received the Dr. Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” award given by New York’s Governor Pataki, the Josephine Baker Award from the National Council of Negro Women, and the Community Service award given by the National Association of Negro Business Women. She is currently performing in Cougar The Musical, and this spring she will launch Bringing Sexy Back, a workshop series geared towards empowering women. Visit www.BBRAXTON.com to learn more about Brenda Braxton