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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »
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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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6 February 2012 (USA)  »

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The "Riedel" whom Julia calls a "Napoleonic little Nazi" and other characters complain about as well is a real person--Michael Riedel, the influential and feared theater columnist for The New York Post, who is well-known for his acerbic-to-scathing reporting on some shows. His writing has occasionally led to conflicts with the theater world off the page as well; one infamous example was when his negative opinion of the 2004 revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" led to the director of that production, David Leveaux, punching Riedel in front of a crowd at the theater district restaurant Angus McIndoe. The real Riedel signed a legal release before the first episode of "Smash" aired allowing the show to call him a "Napoleonic little Nazi." See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.80 (2012) See more »

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I Can't Let Go
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Written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
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Lost Its Soul
27 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I really enjoyed Smash last season. We anxiously looked forward to its return this month. I am not certain what the writers were thinking, but this is certainly not the same show that entertained us so much last year. It not longer has any direction. Gone is its sense of purpose. I am not certain what the main premise is any longer. New characters and conflicts have been introduced, at the expense of those we enjoyed so much last year. The music and songs are sadly lacking! Unfortunately, the show is no longer a Smash. It has lost its soul. Perhaps the writers will see the error of their ways and return to the formula that seemed to work so well last season.Should be interesting to see how many more episodes it will last.


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