Making its Philippine premiere on February 9, Thursday at 9PM on 2nd Avenue and DIVA Universal, Smash is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway Theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a “smash.”
To celebrate the premiere of this new musical series in the country 2nd Avenue and DIVA Universal offer viewers a chance to walk in the footsteps of the show’s main characters and win a chance to watch a Broadway Musical in the Big Apple! Simply tune in to 2nd Avenue and DIVA Universal and watch out for the question flashed on the screen for that week’s episode. Email your answer together with a photo of you in your most “Broadway moment,” this could be of you striking a pose while singing, or even of you on stage ready to perform. This promo is open to viewers aged 18 years old and above and who hold a valid U.S. Visa and passport. Those who want to join can send their answer and photo with complete contact details and a scanned copy of their passport with U.S. Visa to email@example.com and DIVAUniversal@solar-entertainment.com. Weekly winners of exclusive premium items will be drawn before the grand draw on February 29. Tune into 2nd Avenue and DIVA Universal for more details on how to win.
The series centers on the process of creating a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe – written by the successful songwriting duo of Tom (Tony Award nominee Christian Borle, “Legally Blonde: The Musical“) and Julia (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, “Will & Grace“). Julia recently began the process of adopting a child with her husband Frank (Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James, “Shrek The Musical“) of many years, but her focus is torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit.
A rivalry soon forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty Karen (Katharine McPhee, “American Idol“) – who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds – and stage veteran Ivy Bell (Megan Hilty, “9 to 5: The Musical“), who’s determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break. A tenacious producer Eileen (Oscar winner, Anjelica Huston, “Prizzi’s Honor“) discovers the “Marilyn” project and jumps on board with a brilliant director, Derek (Jack Davenport, “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) – whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. Jaime Cepero (“Porgy and Bess“) stars as Ellis, and Raza Jaffrey (“Sex and the City 2,” “MI-5“) stars as Dev.