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CRITIC'S CUT: Broadway Vets Destined to be a SMASH

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BWW TV World is thrilled to present our weekly Critic's Cut: slicing the best (and the worst) moments of pop culture into ten little digestible pieces.

Critic's Cut runs every Friday, presenting television's 'Best Of' moments, characters, shows, and more!

In honor of NBC's SMASH welcoming Broadway veterans Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus to their ranks - in addition to Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, and numerous others - we compiled a list of other theater stars we'd love to see tapped for a role in honor of the second season kicking off next week!

Rather than attempt to put into words why each vet was chosen - we'll let their previous performances do the explaining.

Note: Many hugely obvious potential selections have already booked extensive roles on television (Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, etc.) and thus, were not included on the list. Solely for the sake of realism.



10) Jennifer Damiano


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Notable Broadway Credits: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK (Mary Jane Watson); NEXT TO NORMAL (Natalie Goodman); SPRING AWAKENING (Understudy: Martha, Wendla, Anna, Thea)




9) Alice Ripley


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Notable Broadway Credits: NEXT TO NORMAL (Diana Goodman); THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 2000 Revival (Janet Weiss); SUNSET BOULEVARD (Betty Schaefer); LES MISERABLES (Fantine, Replacement)



8) Norm Lewis


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Notable Broadway Credits: THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS, 2012 Revival (Porgy); THE LITTLE MERMAID (King Tritan); LES MISERABLES (Javert, Replacement); MISS SAIGON (John, Replacement)



7) Raul Esparza


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Notable Broadway Credits: LEAP OF FAITH (Jonas Nightingale); COMPANY (Robert); THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 2000 Revival (Riff Raff); CABARET, 1998 Revival (Master of Ceremonies, Replacement)



6) Gavin Creel


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Notable Broadway Credits: HAIR, 2009 Revival (Claude); THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Jimmy Smith)



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