Variety reports that Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks TV and Showtime are currently developing a new scripted series that will follow the development of an original Broadway musical. It will start at its creative inception all the way to its opening night. After this, a production of the show will be mounted after the series airs.

Apparently, Spielberg has been putting together "the concept for the TV-to-legit show for years, and he's been hands-on in setting up the project at Showtime and recruiting" Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, all of whom have done past projects together.

At present, they are all getting together with writers to create the series, which will go behind-the-scenes and look at launching a musical show. It will show viewers how songs are written to how funding is obtained. The show will also contain multiple points of view on the process. There is no word yet on whether the proceedings will be a half-hour or an hour long.

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Evan Jacobs