5 Reasons to Revisit Smash
BY Christopher Rudolph
February 05 2013 7:00 AM ET
5. The Music
While viewers debated the quality of the first season, one integral ingredient that was never questioned was the original music. The songs for the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical, Bombshell, were written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. They are the same team behind the musical versions of Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can, along with a slew of other film and television projects. The dance numbers from the show-within-a-show were always the best part of any episode, and now they have all been compiled into an actual cast recording. Spanning seasons 1 and 2, Bombshell, which hits stores next week, is a 22-song soundtrack featuring all the songs from the show in story order, and the outcome is a musical that holds up to some of the most classic of Broadway albums.
The second season of Smash premieres tonight at 9 on NBC.