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
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Brian D'Arcy James and Christian Borle would later go on to star as enemies Nick Bottom and William Shakespeare in the 2015 comedy "Something Rotten!" Both received Tony nominations for their performances, but ultimately Borle won the show's only Tony award overall. See more
I Wanna Be Loved by You
Music by Herbert Stothart
and Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Performed by Smash Cast See more