Hilty currently stars in hit U.S. TV series Smash as an aspiring actress tasked with portraying Monroe in a new musical, and life has now imitated art for the 31 year old after she signed up to portray Lee, a part made famous by the late blonde bombshell, in a Big Apple theatre show.
The production will be directed by Tony Award-winning John Rando and the actress insists she is already having fun in rehearsals.
She tells Playbill.com, ""I'm having the time of my life. John Rando is a genius, and I feel like we're having so much fun putting this play on. And, the whole cast is so fun. All the voices are amazing, and everybody is hilarious. I think it's going to be a really good show.""
Hilty will hit the stage at The New York City Center for a limited-run, beginning on Wednesday (09May12).