After ‘Smash’ crash, songwriters savor success

August 21, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this June 8, 2003 file photo, Marc Shaiman, left, and Scott Wittman pose with their Tony awards for Best Original Score for “Hairspray” during the 57th Annual Tony Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Their song, “Hang the Moon,” from TV’s “Smash,” is nominated for an Emmy. The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are Sunday, Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have strong opinions about the demise of “Smash,” the highly anticipated but ultimately much-maligned musical TV series about the making of Broadway musicals.

But, to borrow from one of the duo’s lyrics, they’d rather just smile and look back.

Not that there’s been much time for reflection.

A month after the final “Smash” episode aired on NBC in late May, the Tony-winning Shaiman and Wittman (“Hairspray”) added a Login to read more

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