From ‘The Flash’ to Stage Play ‘Bent,’ Andy Mientus Makes a Statement About Gay Characters

Andy Mientus has been making a splash on stage in Broadway and off-Broadway productions for years but he’s also been building an impressive television resume. He first became known to audiences as the ill-fated character, Kyle, on NBC’s “Smash” but then went a little more off-the-wall with his role as gay villain Pied Piper on the CW’s “The […]

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LGBT News At Fall TV Upfronts: New Offerings At Fox and NBC

Ah, Fall TV Upfronts. That time of year when all the broadcast networks meet with advertisers and members of the press and trot out their new offerings for the program slate that we’ll see later this year. Will any of the new series coming be that breakout hit like last year’s “The Blacklist” at NBC […]

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‘Smash’ Heads from Cancellation to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the musicals at the heart of the cancelled TV show “Smash” will get another life. The nightclub 54 Below said Tuesday it will present two world-premiere concert performances of “Hit List” on Dec. 9 featuring some of the stars from the series, including Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta […]

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‘Smash’ Dances its Way to Ovation

Recently-cancelled NBC series “Smash” lives on, at least in repeats. Arts channel Ovation has picked up rights to the program, which ran two seasons of episodes before the plug was pulled, according to Entertainment Weekly. The series will debut on the network starting July 19 at 8pm and with other episodes running every Friday . […]

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"Smash": Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand, Jack Davenport as Derek Wills -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

The Scarves Are Coming Off: Highlights from the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Smash’

“Smash” returned Tuesday night with with a two-hour premiere filled with big numbers, new characters, and Bombshell nearly making it to the Great White Way before being sidelined. Julia spent most of the episode couch-ridden and scarf-less, Karen met a surly waiter with a talent for writing musicals and a terrible attitude, Derek went on […]

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Jack Davenport (Photo: NBC)

‘Smash’ Star Jack Davenport Previews Derek’s Season 2 Inner Struggle

Is Derek Wills a changed man? When Season 2 of “Smash” premieres tonight at 9/8c on NBC, the womanizing director played by Jack Davenport faces a difficult challenge when he’s confronted with a sexual harassment scandal. With a tarnished professional image, Derek is forced to do some serious soul searching before he can move forward. […]

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