Written/Created by: Theresa Rebeck
Starring: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Hudson
SMASH fans, get ready – it’s coming back. Ready to smash back onto our screens are our favourite Broadway stars vying for the coveted starring role in the Marilyn Monroe musical. If you’re like me, you have been listening to their sweet voices over the holiday break and you’ll be ready for the new installment of Season 2. My favourite, by far, has to be the ‘Listen’ vocals, just so beautiful and emotive. Gorgeous.
One thing I have loved about this show is the concept of the actors rehearsing songs, not getting them quite right, moving through the scenes and perfecting them. I also love that we get to see how they all do it in their heads. Let’s face it. We all imagine ourselves in lead roles, whatever they may be within our lives and think how we could do it better. Smash allows us into the character’s mind and we get to see how they think it should be done. If only! Imagine getting to live out your dream of being the boss or saying what you really think instead of minding your p’s and q’s. Ha!
What can we expect from season 2? I am wondering how the financial issues are going to go with Rand funding it all with her own connections, can she keep her head above water to ensure the show goes ahead? What about Derek the dirty dog director? The shock of him sleeping with everyone and sundry has broken some hearts. Poor Ivy was devastated by this revelation and his fake claim that he needed to do whatever he could to keep his top actress in line. Give me a break! I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a few ‘broken legs’ in the coming season, these girls are getting their claws out as the production nears its final stages.
What’s really going to be interesting is how Karen (Mc Phee) and Ivy (Hilty) are now on what seems like good terms, but is it real? I am wondering if they manage to keep their relationship going strong or if the chance of a lead role again may pull them apart. And if they do have an opportunity to move up, then who will be the best at this role? Will Uma Thurman be continuing as Marilyn?
Of course, it all rests on the writers of this Marilyn debacle as it is right now, what of their relationship? Everything was left on edge as they try to repair their partnership after accusations of betrayal, not only in their love lives, but their long-standing partnership.
And of course the new addition of Jennifer Hudson, now that’s some star voice power thank you very much, as Veronica Moore.
It’s really got everything with groovy tunes following the story of a tragic heroine still close to our hearts, the lovely Marilyn.
Check out this preview trailer for a sneak peek:
Guest stars this season include:
- Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) will appear in a multi-episode arc as Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen and Ivy.
- Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) will recur as Terrence Falls, the star of the musical “Liaisons,” who becomes a major thorn in the side for Ivy and other characters.
- Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order, Rent) will play Scott Nichols, the artistic director of a non-profit off-Broadway theatre.
- Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) makes a cameo appearance.
- Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) recurs as Margot, a Broadway producer’s assistant.
- Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Liza Minnelli will appear as herself.
Bombshell – the soundtrack
- On February 15, Sony Music Entertainment Australia is releasing the soundtrack for “Bombshell”; the musical, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, within the Golden Globe-nominated series Smash. Bombshell will contain the cast recordings of 22 original songs, spanning both seasons of Smash.
When to watch Smash season two on SoHo
- From tonight, Smash episodes premiere Wednesdays at 7.30pm AEDT on SoHo. Then at 9.30pm on SoHo+2.
- Encore showings include Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30pm and Sundays at 6.30pm.
Get SMASHED tonight!
Category: Film & TV