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 - #267 - Smash'ed (Episode 14)

#267 – Smash’ed (Episode 14)

“Previews,” the penultimate episode of the season, premiered on May 7th, 2012. It was written by David Marshall Grant, and directed by Robert Duncan McNeill (another weird Star Trek connection: Robert McNeill played Lieutenant Tom Paris, also on Star Trek Voyager! So weird….I wonder what the connection is….) ...
The Ensemblist Episode 261 - Smash'ed (Episode 13)

#261 – Smash’ed (Episode 13)

“Tech” premiered on April 30th, 2012. It was written by Jason Grote & Lakshmi Sundaram, and directed by Roxann Dawson. Sadly, viewership dipped back down even despite the surge from the previous week, amounting to a mere 5.34 million ...
The Ensemblist 254

#254 – Smash’ed (Episode 12)

“Publicity” premiered on April 23rd, 2012. It marks the return of our original team from the pilot and first few episodes of the series: Theresa Rebeck and Michael Mayer, who respectively wrote and directed this episode. The viewership was up this episode! Yay! Premiering to 6.01 million viewers, ...
The Ensemblist Episode 247 SMASHED Ep 11

#247 – Smash’ed (Episode 11)

“The Movie Star” premiered on April 16, 2012. It was written by Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, and directed by Tricia Brock. Again, shout-out to an all-female team! The episode was viewed by 5.95 million viewers. Down again, man. This episode had three featured songs total, though one ...
The Ensemblist #236 SMASH'ED Episode 10

#236 – Smash’ed (Episode 10)

“Understudy” premiered on April 9th, 2012. It was written by Jerome Hairston, and directed by Adam Dernstein. The viewership dipped yet again from the previous week, premiering to an audience of 5.99 million viewers ...
Mo Brady, The Ensemblist Episode 227 SMASH'ED #9

#227 – Smash’ed (Episode 9)

“Hell on Earth” premiered on April 2, 2012 (Happy...April Fools?). It was written by Scott Burkhardt and directed by Paul McGuigan. The episode was viewed by 6.03 million viewers, which is again down, this time by .11 million. Oof ...
The Ensemblist Episode 225 Smash'ed Miniseries Episode 8

#225 – Smash’ed (Episode 8)

“The Coup” premiered on March 26, 2012. It was directed by Paris Barclay, and written by show creator Theresa Rebeck. This is the first episode Ms. Rebeck has been credited with writing since episode 3. Upon premiere, the episode was viewed by 6.14 million, which is down .42 ...
The Ensemblist Episode 223 Smashed Miniseries

#223 – Smash’ed (Episode 7)

“The Workshop” premiered on March 19, 2012. It was written by Jason Grote, and directed by Mimi Leder. The episode premiered to 6.56 million viewers, down about half a mil from the previous week ...
The Ensemblist Episode 221 SMASH'ED

#221 – Smash’ed (Episode 6)

“Chemistry” premiered on March 12, 2012. The episode was written by Jacquelyn Reingold, and was directed by Dan Attias. It premiered live to an audience of 7.04 million viewers ...
The Ensemblist hosted by Mo Brady Episode 208 SMASH'ED

#208 – Smash’ed (Episode 5)

“Let’s Be Bad” premiered on March 5th, 2012. It was written by Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, and directed by Jamie Babbit. Take note: this episode is the first in the series to have an all-female writer/director team! The episode premiered live to 7.76 million viewers, which was ...


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