'Smash': Six scoops on the season ahead

The Broadway-based show stars Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Megan Hilty.

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NBC's new musical drama Smash features a boatload of theater actors and is filmed in our favorite part of town: Broadway! Each week, our editors will offer an insiders' guide to the show, including notable cameos, locations and more.

The success or failure of "The Voice" and the new "Smash" will likely decide whether Bob Greenblatt's first full season as NBC's entertainment chairman is eventually deemed a success or failure. Also read: 6 Shows We Think Are Doomed "The Voice" was a

When I first heard of the idea for Smash, I thought, "How is this going to work?" The answer is, "Pretty fantastically, actually."