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Smash 

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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

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Theresa Rebeck
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2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Debra Messing ...  Julia Houston 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Jack Davenport ...  Derek Wills 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Katharine McPhee ...  Karen Cartwright 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Christian Borle ...  Tom Levitt 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Megan Hilty ...  Ivy Lynn 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Anjelica Huston ...  Eileen Rand 32 episodes, 2012-2013
Savannah Wise ...  Jessica 29 episodes, 2012-2013
Wesley Taylor ...  Bobby 26 episodes, 2012-2013
Jenny Laroche ...  Dancer / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2013
Keith Kuhl Keith Kuhl ...  Dancer 24 episodes, 2012-2013
Leslie Odom Jr. ...  Sam Strickland 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Brian d'Arcy James ...  Frank Houston 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Ann Harada ...  Linda 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Jeremy Jordan ...  Jimmy Collins 17 episodes, 2013
Jaime Cepero ...  Ellis Boyd 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Joshua Bergasse Joshua Bergasse ...  Josh 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Raza Jaffrey ...  Dev Sundaram 15 episodes, 2012
Krysta Rodriguez ...  Ana Vargas 15 episodes, 2013
Michael Cristofer ...  Jerry Rand 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Phillip Spaeth ...  Dennis 15 episodes, 2012
Emory Cohen ...  Leo Houston 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Alexandra Hulme ...  Dancer 15 episodes, 2013
Andy Mientus ...  Kyle Bishop 14 episodes, 2013
Samantha Zack Samantha Zack ...  Dancer 14 episodes, 2013
J. Manuel Santos J. Manuel Santos ...  Dancer 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Thorsten Kaye ...  Nick Felder 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Nina Lafarga Nina Lafarga ...  Dancer / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Reed Kelly Reed Kelly ...  Dancer 13 episodes, 2013
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For a Broadway musical, the road to success is not easy. And winning the coveted Tony as Best Musical, which is the ultimate goal, is even more difficult. Such trials and tribulations are shown for a handful of shows, their creative teams and their performers. There is competition amongst the performers for roles, competition amongst the shows not only for box office but also limited investor dollars and that final Tony prize, and competition amongst those ultimately hired in the cast and crew for what they want to see happen in the show, both for the good of the show and their own personal benefit. And sometimes, personal life gets in the way of these professional goals. These problems not only happen for those new or working their ways up the ranks, such as performers Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, and the writing team of Jimmy Collins and Kyle Bishop, but also seasoned veterans, such as the writing team of Tom Levitt and Julia Houston, womanizing director Derek Wills, and producer ... Written by Huggo

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Follow your dream. Watch your back. See more »

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Drama | Musical

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smash See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The St. James Theatre, where Eileen initially wants to stage Bombshell, would later host the hit musical Something Rotten! starring Smash stars Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle, and later Will Chase. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mad: iChronicle/Hulk Smash (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Be Your Star
(uncredited)
Written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty
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Not a Glee wannabe
7 February 2012 | by UDLoLOSee all my reviews

So all the overhype leading up to this show turned me off ahead of time. That and the thought that it was going to be a Glee-wannabe. I really hate when people cheapen original ideas by making knock-offs. I was sure I would not tune in. Then, I read a review that basically told me to discount this show as a Glee for adults b/c the music numbers are not the focus. So, I said, hmm, maybe I'll check it out. I am glad I did. The only relation this show has to Glee is it includes occasional singing and dancing (which all revolves around rehearsals/auditions for the musical). The show is not built around musical numbers. It is more a procedural that gives an insider perspective of Broadway and all the drama/reality of theater production. Also, not an American Idol fan so the idea of a runner-up being the star, also turned me off. Again, I have to stop assuming. Katherine McPhee was pretty good. Her chemistry with her boyfriend was very natural and their scenes were a big highlight for me. He's also a good unknown actor. I also am not a Debra Messing fan (ugh she drives me crazy) but she didn't annoy me either. My only favorite show of this season is Once Upon a Time which is very trippy and requires me to pay attention. This was a nice change from that. It was engaging and entertaining. I hope it gets stronger as the season goes on and I'm willing to give it a chance.


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