Christian Borle on the ‘Smash’ Season Finale, What to Expect in Season 2 and ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Christian Borle, who plays Tom on 'Smash', talks about next season and what might be in store for the show.

The season finale of Smash is tonight and while I’m an episode behind – shhh, don’t tell me what happens – I’m still 100% in the camp for the show. That being said, I do hate when they break out in song at places other than a theater, performance space or when they daydream. Like that time when Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katherine McPhee) suddenly started singing in the middle of Times Square? Yeah, that’s awful. Please stop that.

The good news is that it might now it has a new showrunner. Christian Borle, who plays Tom on the series, talked with the LA Times about next season and what might be in store for the show.

“I just met [new show-runner] Josh Safran for the first time last week and kind of heard what was on the docket, and it’s going to be a totally different … show. The show is almost getting rebooted,” he said.

He went on to say that he thinks in season 2, the show will “delve more into the process of the creation and what the writing partnership is, the nuts and bolts of that room. We looked at it briefly in Season 1 but didn’t really; it was kind of, in a way, a shorthand to get us to the next event.”

And in this interview with the Wall Street Journal, he chats about tonight’s finale (we can expect a cliffhanger or two, he says), performing nightly in Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher and his Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Check it out!

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