'Smash': Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom Jr. Added As Series Regulars

07/07/2012 08:47 am ET

The "Smash" Season 2 cast continues to change. According to EW, Krysta Rodriguez has joined "Smash" as Ana, Karen's (Katharine McPhee) roommate. The character is described as “fun and spunky." Look for the character of Ana to be paying her Broadway ensemble dues.

Rodriguez is no stranger to theater fans. She played Wednesday Addams in the stage production of "The Addams Family." She's just one of many new faces heading to NBC's musical drama. She'll be joined by "Newsies" star Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Hudson and Andy Mientus. Jordan's character, a singer, and Mientus' character, an aspiring Broadway writer, will be roommates. Meanwhile, Hudson will be playing Veronica Moore, a Broadway veteran who impacts the lives of Karen and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

According to TVLine, Leslie Odom Jr., who recurred during Season 1 of the series as Sam, Tom's (Christian Borle) boyfriend and a member of the "Bombshell" ensemble, will also be a series regular this season.

"Smash" Season 2 will also see the departures of Jaime Cepero (Ellis), Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Will Chase (Michael Swift) and Brian d'Arcy James (Frank), who will not return as series regulars. However, D'Arcy James confirmed he'll return for at least one episode. There will be a new musical in town too and some "Bombshell" players may start defecting.

"Smash" returns to NBC in early 2013.

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