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





Series cast summary:
...  Julia Houston 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Derek Wills 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Karen Cartwright 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Tom Levitt 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Ivy Lynn 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Eileen Rand 32 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Jessica 29 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Bobby 26 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Dancer / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2013
Keith Kuhl ...  Dancer 24 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Sam Strickland 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Frank Houston 18 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Linda 18 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Jimmy Collins 17 episodes, 2013
...  Ellis Boyd 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Joshua Bergasse ...  Josh 16 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Dev Sundaram 15 episodes, 2012
...  Ana Vargas 15 episodes, 2013
...  Jerry Rand 15 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Dennis 15 episodes, 2012
...  Leo Houston 15 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Dancer 15 episodes, 2013
...  Kyle Bishop 14 episodes, 2013
Samantha Zack ...  Dancer 14 episodes, 2013
J. Manuel Santos ...  Dancer 14 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Nick Felder 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Nina Lafarga ...  Dancer / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Reed Kelly ...  Dancer 13 episodes, 2013


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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Stars Aren't Born, They're Made See more »


Drama | Musical


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Release Date:

6 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kasszasiker  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jesse L. Martin's character has a poster of "RENT" in his office. He was in the original cast of RENT, playing Tom Collins. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.82 (2012) See more »


Written by Linda Perry
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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This Show Was ,Unfortunately Doomed From The Start.
5 May 2013 | by See 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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