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Smash Premiere Review Roundup

Critics who previewed “On Broadway,” the second-season opener of Smash that airs Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. on NBC (and has been available for online streaming since Jan. 14), have responded with mixed but promising notices. The creative team for … Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Top 5 Musical TV Moments

This week, I’ll be sharing my Best of 2012 lists. Today, it’s my countdown of musical TV moments during the calendar year, including a trio of songs in series about making music (from Broadway to high school and Nashville) to … Continue reading

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2013 Golden Globe Nominations

This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for its 70th Golden Globe Awards. Among films, the recent adaptation of the musical Les Misérables picked up four nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in a … Continue reading

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2012 Emmy Awards

Musical theater programming garnered a handful of statues at this year’s Emmy Awards given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, both at the 65th annual Primetime ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sep. 23 that was broadcast … Continue reading

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2012 Emmy Nominations

The roster of nominees for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced this morning by actress Kerry Washington (Scandal), ATAS chair Bruce Rosenblum, and host Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live), who substituted at the last minute (in pajamas) for … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Bombshell

Like Ivy (Megan Hilty), my dreams have been smashed. I’ve held fast through the emotional monsoons and the musical droughts of Smash this year, but the final harvest brought forth in the season finale episode, “Bombshell,” written by outgoing show … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Previews

Don’t blink. There’s only one more night of Smash before hiatus and events are starting to hurtle toward the climax, not only of Bombshell’s opening but also of the season’s (sure-to-be cliffhanger) finale. Thankfully producer David Marshall Grant penned this … Continue reading

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The Music of Smash: Album Reviews

This week, NBC Records finally released The Music of Smash, the first compilation of songs (18 for those who purchase the CD at Target, 13 for those who purchase elsewhere) from its musical series Smash, and the album has received mixed … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Tech

I have a love-hate relationship with Smash. And this week it’s hate. It’s perverse that a show about a Broadway musical continues to shy away from Broadway music – and some weeks, any type of music. Last night’s episode was … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Publicity

“Publicity” marked the return of pilot episode writer Theresa Rebeck and director Michael Mayer, and it was one of the best episodes since the pilot. Of course, much of Smash still doesn’t make sense – Iowa-fresh Karen (Katharine McPhee) remains … Continue reading

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