You Can't Stop The Beat: Top Ten Songs By Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
21 Dec 2013
5. "Let Me Be Your Star" from Bombshell (as seen on "Smash")
For the opening sequence of the series premiere of "Smash" and the show's theme song, Shaiman and Wittman created an instant standard in "Let Me Be Your Star." I don't know if a song has ever so eloquently described the relationship between a star and her fans as, "Her smile and your fantasies play a duet." "Smash" is over, but "Let Me Be Your Star" is here to say.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.