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Smash: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: Dynamic showstoppers and a unique take on the show business industry make Smash a must-see adult program.


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Smash is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire -- to be a "smash."


Debra Messing
as Julia Houston
Anjelica Huston
as Eileen Rand
Katharine McPhee
as Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle
as Tom Levitt
Jack Davenport
as Derek Wills
Megan Hilty
as Ivy Lynn
Will Chase
as Michael Swift
Leslie Odom Jr.
as Sam Strickland
Uma Thurman
as Rebecca Duvall
Neal Bledsoe
as John Goodwin
Sean Dugan
as Randall
Bernadette Peters
as Leigh Conroy
Keith Kuhl
as Ensemble Dancer
Ryan Tedder
as Himself
Tala Ashe
as R.J. Quigley
Kate Clinton
as Director
Maddie Corman
as Rene Walters
Eisa Davis
as Abigail
Erin Wyatt
as Lindsay Mullins
Jake Wilson
as Casting Assistant
Manuel Santos
as Ensemble Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Smash: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (26)

Smash weaves all of its burning questions, players' plights and wowza showstoppers with wit and excitement. Break a leg, gang!

September 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The trouble with Smash isn't the razzle-dazzle, then, it's the nuts and bolts.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, none of that interesting struggle (for success in the Big Apple.) can be found in Smash - NBC's pabulum take on The Great White Way.

February 6, 2012 | Full Review…

I would gladly pay $75 for an orchestra seat to see the show-within-a-show. The way things are going, I would pay $100 if the purchase exempted me from having to watch any more of the show itself.

February 6, 2012 | Full Review…
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As long as it's well sung, there's always room for the lullabye of Broadway.

February 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Smash will strike you as almost unbearably tedious and pretentious.

February 6, 2012 | Full Review…

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