Trivia - Smash (2012)
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Smash (2012)

Country: USA

Genres: Drama, Musical

Taglines: Follow your dream. Watch your back.

Director: Michael Morris, Michael Mayer, Tricia Brock, Roxann Dawson, ...

Writers: Theresa Rebeck, Garson Kanin, Scott Burkhardt, Julie Rottenberg, ...

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, ...

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 ...

Seasons:   2 - 1

Megan Hilty, who plays Ivy Lynn, has played Lorelai Lee in a production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That role was played by Marilyn Monroe in the film of the same name. In the show, Ivy gets to play Marilyn on Broadway.
Jesse L. Martin's character has a poster of "RENT" in his office. He was in the original cast of RENT, playing Tom Collins.
During the first season of this TV show, in which he plays a Broadway composer, Christian Borle was simultaneously appearing as an actor in an actual Broadway show, playing the role of Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher." In April 2012, Borle rece
A cast album of Bombshell, the musical about Marilyn Monroe that they make in the show, was recorded and released in the hopes that the show would remain popular enough to bring the musical to the real Broadway stage.
The show about Marilyn Monroe in this television series, "Bombshell," is actually in the works to be produced on Broadway in real life.
In season 1 episode 3 Eiliene (Anjelica Houston) talks about Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and says "she did a year in Wicked" when in real life Megan Hilty actually played Glinda in Wicked on Broadway for a year
This is the second project Debra Messing and Jack Davenport have been in together. The first being "The Wedding Date" (2005)
Several of the actors on Smash have actually performed in Broadway musicals. Megan Hilty played Glinda in Wicked and originated the role of Doralee in 9 to 5. Christian Borle was in the original casts of Spamalot and Peter and the Starcatcher, and origina
The "Riedel" whom Julia calls a "Napoleonic little Nazi" and other characters complain about as well is a real person--Michael Riedel, the influential and feared theater columnist for The New York Post, who is well-known for his acerbic-to-scathing report
It is a running theme, or at least a running gag, for Eileen Rand, portrayed by Anjelica Huston, to throw a drink in the face of her husband (who Eileen is divorcing), Jerry Rand, portrayed by Michael Cristofer. She has done it three times in the first th
During the first season of this TV show, in which he plays a Broadway composer, Christian Borle was simultaneously appearing as an actor in an actual Broadway show, playing the role of Black Stache in "Peter and the Starcatcher." In June 2012, Borle won a
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 musica
There have been a few brief references to a previous (real-life) attempt at staging a musical about Marilyn Monroe. This was the massive flop "Marilyn: An American Fable," which ran at the Minskoff Theatre for only 34 previews and 17 performances in 1983.