Zap2it: You have done eight shows on Broadway, so how realistic is "Smash" as far as the behind-the-scenes action?Christian Borle: It is pretty real. The stakes are accurate; the passion everyone has for it is dead-on. And what is exciting about this season, the reboot of it, there is so much more focus on musicals. The details are great. And I was so happy to see in the script something so specific to the gypsy robe ceremony where the person who has been in the ensemble the most times receives the gypsy robe and walks in a counterclockwise circle around the stage. It has patches from every show that season. They are usually big patches like a quilted version of the show poster.Zap2it: How does the second season feel different?Christian Borle: My hair is different; let's start there. My hair is totally different. I think there is still, given the backdrop and the dedication to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/smash-christian-borle-my-hair-is-totally-different-in-season-2.html
Smash season 2 Episode 6 "The Read Through" airs Tuesday March 12 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 6 "The Fringe" – Derek (Jack Davenport) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Jerry’s (guest star Michael Cristofer) uneasy partnership with Eileen (Anjelica Huston) hits a snag, as does "Hit List’s" first performance at the Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) last-ditch effort to save her and Terry’s (guest star Sean Hayes) show has unexpected results. Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Daniel Sunjata and Nikki Blonsky guest star. READ MORE...
Last week's Smash ended with Eileen in mid-sentence as she made her decision on which book the Marilyn musical will use for Broadway. Will it be the one from the workshop, or the current version that's told from the point of view of the men in Marilyn Monroe's life? http://www.buddytv.com/articles/smash/smash-videos-jimmy-performs-th-49486.aspx