Bursting onto the scene in the post-Glee
took the TV musical concept a few steps further. Centered on the trials and tribulations of Bombshell
, a new Broadway production based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, Smash
mixes covers of radio stars like Florence and the Machine with an impressive catalog of such original tunes as "Let Me Be Your Star" and "Second Hand White Baby Grand" from the minds of Hairspray
composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hate-tweet all you want about Julia's scarves and Ellis' very existence, but the music of Smash
is hard to beat — on TV or otherwise.
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