From Steven Spielberg and the director of Shindler’s List, this new American musical drama series will blow you away.

There is nothing more exciting than opening night of a hit Broadway musical, except what happens getting there.  Songwriting duo, Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom are joined by a tenacious producer, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and brilliant but cocky director, Derek, to create a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.  A rivalry quickly forms for the starring role between a youthful, inexperienced midwestern beauty, Karen (Kat McPhee) and a stage veteran, Ivy (Megan Hilty). Karen may be a small town girl but she has big dreams and her talent blows everyone away…but who will get this coveted part and begin a journey that will change their lives? A new star will be born, but not without a fight.

On this road to be the best, real life has a tendency to get in everyone’s way including complicated adoptions, divorce proceedings, womanizing director and more.  We will watch as they fight and relentlessly pursue their ambitious dreams and create a “Smash.”

From an all-star team, in front and behind the camera, comes a show about the timeless story of dreaming big and getting the one in a million opportunity to make ones dream a reality.