We discuss the overlap between musical theater fans and sci-fi , movie stars on Broadway, and how Smash depicts the casting couch.
Scarf Count: 9
Directed by Robert Duncan McNeill
Written by David Marshall Grant
NBC.com Synopsis: “Bombshell”faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall.
Pop Culture References: Alyssa Milano, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Prince, Spock, Doctor Who, Daleks, Weeping Angels, Shakespeare, Slings & Arrows, Luke Kirby, Six Degrees of Separation, Stockard Channing, The Devil Wears Prada, Angels in America, Scarlett Johansson, Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Katharine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Natasha Richardson, Cabaret, Daryl Zanuck, Dave Chappelle, Harvey Weinstein, Ursula, The Little Mermaid, game theory, the prisoner’s dilemma, Marc Kudisch, Bye Bye Birdie, Gaston, Beauty and the Beast, 9 to 5: The Musical, David Mamet, John Malkovich, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Water Engine, Anjelica Huston, Walter Huston, Knickerbocker Holiday, Marianne Faithfull, 20th Century Blues, Pirate Jenny, Fred Astaire, Cole Porter, Lassie, J’accuse!, Jon Snow, The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Isiah Whitlock, American Idol, Marilyn Monroe
Under 5 of the Week: Hinton Battle as the preacher!
Least Problematic Man of the Week: Tom!
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Musical Numbers:
Smash! by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
September Song by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson
Stand by Donnie McClurkin
Smash was created by Theresa Rebeck
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