Pardon our uncharacteristically inarticulate response to this, but…
OMGOMGOMG IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN! If you’re confused, then by all means, please take a listen to the podcast where we absolutely raved about season one of Schmigadoon! If that doesn’t help, perhaps looking at the astonishingly faithful costume and production design of the new season:
Oh, and did we mention that it’s stacked to the rafters with some of the best musical and comedy stars of this era? Look, when the first season dropped, we explained that we never bothered recapping it even though we adored every minute of it because we think it’s one of those shows that’s for a fairly specific audience; in this case, people who have slightly more than a passing knowledge of American musical theater. The first season was devoted almost entirely to pastiche of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, from Oklahoma to Carousel to State Fair, with a little bit of The Sound of Music plus a slight detour to The Music Man. But clearly this second season is taking the concept a little closer to the present day, with a focus on the work of Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Bob Fosse. We spy some Cabaret, a lot of Chicago, a few Sweeney Todd bits and what looks to be a full blown (pun intended) Hair parody. The first season was hellaciously funny and surprisingly adept in its pastiche. The thing is, when you write some fairly good parody songs of musical theater classics and you get some of the best musical theater people in the business to perform them, you’re going to wind up with a really entertaining musical, whether you’re parodying it or not. CANNOT WAIT for this one to premiere.
Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Tituss Burgess, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ariana DeBose, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Patrick Page, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit star in returning Apple Original series co-created by Cinco Paul.
Today Apple TV+ released the trailer for the second season of “Schmigadoon!,” the Emmy and AFI Award-winning, hit musical comedy series from co-creator Cinco Paul. “Schmigadoon!” will return for season two globally on Apple TV+ with all new original songs and guest stars on Wednesday, April 5 with the first two episodes of its six-episode second season, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through May 3, 2023.
Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of “Schmigadoon!” will find Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) in Schmicago, the reimagined world of ’60s and ’70s musicals. The second season of Apple’s broadly acclaimed comedy will include new original musical numbers from co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Cinco Paul, as well as returning stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski and Aaron Tveit with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two.
“Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Broadway Video. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Lorne Michaels is executive producer. Andrew Singer executive produces on behalf of Broadway Video with Micah Frank as co-executive producer.
Hit musical comedy “Schmigadoon!” returns for a second season on April 5, 2023 on Apple TV+.
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple TV+ – Video Credit: Apple TV/YouTube]
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