We discuss Bernadette Peters as the retconned version of Ivy’s mother, Karen Cartwright’s demo, Ellis is Amazing Amy, Megan Hilty is a really good actor, time management the day before the workshop, Tina loves Wesley Taylor and will tell you that, Unexpected fun pairings on Smash, we want to work for Eileen, but she needs to work on her racism, how old is Leo supposed to be again?, should Karen have bailed on the workshop?, the zone of being the lead vs. being in the ensemble,

The Workshop 
Directed by Mimi Leder
Written by Jason Grote

Pop culture references: On the Basis of Sex, Deep Impact, Haley Joel Osment, Pay it Forward, M. Night Shymalan, Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle in Time, #NotALabRat, Hamilton, Mean Girls the Musical, A Chorus Line, Kelly Bishop, Gillian Anderson, All About Eve, Ivan van Hove, A Streetcar Named Desire, Angels in America, The Play that Goes Wrong, The Front Page, John Slattery, John Goodman, Ben Hecht, His Girl Friday, Gone Girl, Tommy Motola, Bruno Mars, G*psy, Tony Awards, Storm Reid, Some Like it Hot, Fran Drescher, How the Irish Became White, Prednisone, Sex & the City, Jenny LaRoche, True West, Ciara, Future, Slings & Arrows, Rachel McAdams, Luke Kirby, Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley, Lenny Bruce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Stage Door, Katharine Hepburn, Alyssa Milano

Brighter Than the Sun by Colbie Caillat and Ryan Tedder
Lexington & 52nd Street by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Ken Tucker for Entertainment Weekly: https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/bernadette-peters-workshop/amp/article/2012/03/19/smash-
Noel Murray for A.V. Club:
Hillary Busis for Entertainment Weekly: https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/recap/smash-season-1-episode-7/amp/

Under 5 of the Week: Mason (Hunter Gallagher)

Least Problematic Man of the Week: Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.)

What Would Tarana Burke Say?
“I don’t think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That’s just basic common sense.”

Smash was created by Theresa Rebeck

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