The Ensemblist miniseries, SMASH’ED, is all about rewatching and dissecting what is still the Broadway community’s favorite tv show: Smash. Yes, we’re talking about the NBC series that aired from 2012-2013. The show gave a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an imaginary Broadway musical called Bombshell, from the auditions to its workshop to its journey to the Tony Awards. Go back in time to see how the show has weathered: what it got right and what it got very, very wrong.


The Ensemblist - #318 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 8)

#318 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 8)

The role of Marilyn’s mother, Gladys, has finally been cast and rather than going with Patti LuPone, Eileen and Tom have gone with someone a little closer to home: Ivy’s mother: The Broadway star Leigh Conroy is stepping out of retirement to play the role only she could ...
The Ensemblist - #313 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 7)

#313 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 7)

“Musical Chairs” premiered on March 19th, 2013. It was written by Becky Mode, and was directed by Broadway’s very own, Casey Nicholaw! The viewership was down again from the previous week, by about a quarter-million viewers, amounting to a total of 2.66 million ...
The Ensemblist - #308 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 6)

#308 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 6)

“The Fringe” premiered on March 12, 2013. It was written by Julia Brownell, and directed by Dan Lerner, two more newcomers to the Smash family. The viewership was up this week! Up 220,000 from the previous episode, “The Fringe” was seen by 2.9 million viewers ...
The Ensemblist - #301 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 5)

#301 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 5)

“The Read-Through” premiered on March 5, 2013. It was written by Liz Tuccillo, and directed by David Petrarca, both in their Smash debuts. The episode premiered to a viewership of 2.68 million this week, down .36 mil from the previous episode ...
The Ensemblist - #296 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 4)

#296 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 4)

“The Song” premiered on February 26th, 2013. It was written by Bathsheba Doran, and directed by Michael Morris, whose work we last saw in the season two premiere. The viewership was down a quarter-million from last week, amounting to 3.04 million viewers tuning in on premiere night ...
The Ensemblist - #290 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 3)

#290 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 3)

“The Dramaturg” premiered on February 19th, 2013. It was written by Larry Shaw, and directed by Bryan Goluboff, both newcomers to Smash as of season 2. The viewership was 3.29 million viewers, which was 1.16 million down from the previous episode two weeks prior ...
The Ensemblist - #286 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 2)

#286 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 2)

“The Fallout” premiered on February 5th, 2013, immediately after the premiere episode. (Aww, remember those two-hour premieres that networks used to do back in the day, Mo?) It was written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky, whose previous work we saw in the season 1 episodes “Let’s Be ...
The Ensemblist - #281 - Smash'ed (Season 2, Episode 1)

#281 – Smash’ed (Season 2, Episode 1)

“On Broadway” premiered on February 3rd, 2013. It was written by new showrunner Joshua Safran, and directed by Michael Morris, who had also directed the season 1 finale. The episode unfortunately did not premiere to as wide an audience as the season 1 premiere or even the season ...
The Ensemblist - #277 - Smash'ed (Season 1 Wrap Up)

#277 – Smash’ed (Season 1 Wrap Up)

Before we dive into season two, Aaron J. Albano and Mo Brady take stock of the first season as a whole. One of the biggest reasons we wanted to look back on this show, now that we’ve had seven years of separation from it and can look at ...
The Ensemblist - #272 - Smash'ed (Episode 15)

#272 – Smash’ed (Episode 15)

"Bombshell” premiered on May 14, 2012. Rebeck stans rejoice: this finale episode was written by show creator Theresa Rebeck. It was also directed by Michael Morris, who last directed episode 3 of the series. The viewership was up by about a quarter million viewers this week, ending the ...


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