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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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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

During the first season of this TV show, in which he plays a Broadway composer, Christian Borle was simultaneously appearing as an actor in an actual Broadway show, playing the role of Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher." In June 2012, Borle won a Tony award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor. See more »

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This Show Was ,Unfortunately Doomed From The Start.
5 May 2013 | by marrzzieSee all my reviews

I like it ,but McPhee ,though pleasant enough to look at ,an an adequate singer,doesn't have the pipes for live theatre and has the stage presence of a potted plant. Hilty,who they positioned for the audience not to like,stole the show. But the real problem is they underestimated the stupidity of American audiences. They might have just as well done a show about classical pianists. The American audience has been dumbed down with reality TV ,and a dwindling PBS type presence ,as well as the republican party putting forth a distrust of anyone or anything that is smart ,or intellectual. This show could have succeeded on HBO or Showtime,a few sex scenes and a Sex in the City meets The Great White Way angle. They would have found their audience. But don't compare this to Glee. It resonated because everyone has been in high school,even stupid people, and they use pop music. Few people have ever performed live to a paying audience. This show couldn't draw on the sheer commonality that Glee can. In all,I'm sad to see it go. It could have been wonderful.


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