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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 »

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

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Drama | Musical

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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6 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker, who play Karen's parents, are also married in their real lives. Both are Broadway veterans; he has been in many Broadway plays, including "Eastern Standard" and "God of Carnage," and she was in the original casts of musicals such as "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Titanic," and "Assassins." See more »

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Referenced in Glee: Jagged Little Tapestry (2015) See more »

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Let's Be Bad
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Written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Megan Hilty
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A breath of fresh air!
21 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This new show is a breath of fresh air. It has a simple plot with many complicated sub plots. It entertains you with great music and gives you a realistic look at what goes on during the casting, rehearsals and collaboration that is required to produce a Broadway musical. This is a high energy and fast paced piece of entertainment with a few twists to keep you wanting more. The interactions among cast members is so real you don't feel like you are watching television. I hope this show makes it because it is like nothing a regular network has done before. It has brought Broadway to television with a great cast, original music and a break from the many cookie cutter shows on television lately.


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