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In the era of The Voice and Glee, executive producers Steven Spielberg and Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, bring you the blood, sweat, and tears of the making of a Broadway musical.
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by tarea
Apr 8, 2015 7:30AM EDT
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If you like Glee and Nashville you will probably enjoy this show too.
It features great actors and great music, but it also gives you a small glimpse into the broadway/theatre/music business (and drama ;) ). I really enjoyed the show and I am so sad that it is concluded after only two seasons.

If you like Glee and Nashville you will probably enjoy this show too.
It features great actors and great music, but it also gives you a small glimpse into the broadway/theatre/music business (and drama ;) ). I really enjoyed the show and I am so sad that it is concluded after only two seasons.

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by Laeanna
Apr 6, 2015 10:15AM EDT
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I really liked he first season, with a really good story line around Marilyn Monroe, the songs are good too, and the actors are good, and really can sing.

I really liked he first season, with a really good story line around Marilyn Monroe, the songs are good too, and the actors are good, and really can sing.

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by T.J. DeGroatEditor
Mar 9, 2016 7:49PM EST
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IDGAF. Four (let me be your) stars!

IDGAF. Four (let me be your) stars!

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Aug 1, 2014 11:09PM EDT
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was a good show, finished too early

was a good show, finished too early

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Mar 4, 2016 8:03PM EST
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An amazing series for any Broadway fan, featuring many of the Broadway greats like Christian Borle(Something Rotten's Shakespeare), Leslie Odom Jr.(Hamilton's Aaron Burr), Brian D'arcy James (Something Rotten's older Bottom), and the amazing Anjelica Huston, not to mention guest appearances from the legend Bernadette Peters, Jesse L. Martin, Uma Thurman, Philipa Soo...
Seriously, the songs, the acting, the performances, the staging... It's a Broadway's fan fantasy.

An amazing series for any Broadway fan, featuring many of the Broadway greats like Christian Borle(Something Rotten's Shakespeare), Leslie Odom Jr.(Hamilton's Aaron Burr), Brian D'arcy James (Something Rotten's older Bottom), and the amazing Anjelica Huston, not to mention guest appearances from the legend Bernadette Peters, Jesse L. Martin, Uma Thurman, Philipa Soo...
Seriously, the songs, the acting, the performances, the staging... It's a Broadway's fan fantasy.

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by Koennen
Aug 19, 2015 5:28PM EDT
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If you love Musicals like I do, then this TV show is for you, you get to see behind the curtain.

If you love Musicals like I do, then this TV show is for you, you get to see behind the curtain.

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by nummi
Feb 26, 2016 12:13PM EST
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Good show.
I liked the first season, it was full of drama, great music and informative on the subject of Marilyn Monroe, but I absolutely LOVED season two! (No spoiler alerts though) - You'll simply have to watch it to see why :p

Good show.
I liked the first season, it was full of drama, great music and informative on the subject of Marilyn Monroe, but I absolutely LOVED season two! (No spoiler alerts though) - You'll simply have to watch it to see why :p

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Dec 21, 2015 9:29AM EST
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We all knew Work It had a short shelf life from the jump, but Smash was going to be something different. Yes, it was risky. But Glee had proven that niche genres can break through on television if their smart and different enough. Glee’s star may have dimmed since its debut, but Smash’s Broadway lights never got any power.

The songs were a little too generic, though there were some sleepers produced. The guest spots never really generated any buzz, and most were given boring characters. (Poor Uma Thurman without her Tarantino!) Megan Hilty broke out, but she was never the lead, and the lead Katherine McPhee never popped off the screen. To doubt that she could ever be Marilyn Monroe, when she was supposed to be the protagonist we were rooting for, is never a good sign. And this is coming from someone who loves most musicals and even owns the soundtracks to both Camp Rocks.

At least the Hollywood Foreign Press showed them some love.

We all knew Work It had a short shelf life from the jump, but Smash was going to be something different. Yes, it was risky. But Glee had proven that niche genres can break through on television if their smart and different enough. Glee’s star may have dimmed since its debut, but Smash’s Broadway lights never got any power.

The songs were a little too generic, though there were some sleepers produced. The guest spots never really generated any buzz, and most were given boring characters. (Poor Uma Thurman without her Tarantino!) Megan Hilty broke out, but she was never the lead, and the lead Katherine McPhee never popped off the screen. To doubt that she could ever be Marilyn Monroe, when she was supposed to be the protagonist we were rooting for, is never a good sign. And this is coming from someone who loves most musicals and even owns the soundtracks to both Camp Rocks.

At least the Hollywood Foreign Press showed them some love.

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Nov 10, 2015 2:33PM EST
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I love musicals and I really enjoyed this show. I wish they had done at least one more season.

I love musicals and I really enjoyed this show. I wish they had done at least one more season.

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Sep 6, 2015 10:08AM EDT
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Singing is good, smash is terrible. It began well but then got completely nuts and it's too bad. Looks like Glee except it's all about drama.

Singing is good, smash is terrible. It began well but then got completely nuts and it's too bad. Looks like Glee except it's all about drama.