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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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Spoofed in Mad: iChronicle/Hulk Smash (2012) See more »

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Beautiful
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Written by Linda Perry
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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Love it
16 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I was reluctant to watch this show as I thought it was going to be a failed attempt at another glee type show, however when I found out Katherine Mcphee in it I was immediately intrigued so I gave it a chance and I am so glad that I did, I like how a lot of the music is new songs written for the show, however they are not the main focus, it is about the process of making a Broadway show with a lot of musical scenes to make it even better, and the singers and actors are all incredible.

I have really enjoyed learning more about the behind the scenes of Broadway, but its not too much that you get confused or sick of it, you really fall in love/hate with the characters. The characters are also very complex which I love, you never know what one of them is going to do next

I never realised before how amazing Debra Messing is until this show, her acting is fantastic, and Megan Hilty is such a star. Any comparisons to Glee are simply because they both involve music, however they focus on entirely different things, SMASH is very mature and will easily appeal to an older audience, glee however is for teens and kids (like me, I love glee!) but this show is much more dramatic.

I watched the whole of series 1 in 2 days and as soon as I finished it I wanted to watch it again, which is exactly what I did!


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