“Thus the dysfunctional cycle continues.” So said Julia Houston (Debra Messing) in Tuesday night’s season premiere of Smash. She wasn’t a-whistlin’ “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’.” NBC’s Broadway backstager has always been a big fat soap opera at heart, but it has seldom if ever seemed as convoluted and hackneyed as it did last [...]
I never liked Smash. Smash was a slow moving martini-splashing bore-fest. But Smash, as it turns out, is one sneaky bitch. Uptight at first, but put a few beers into her and the gal has jazzy jazz-hands!
Months ago, Simply-Showbiz.com reported that Smash star Megan Hilty said it was unlikely that Bombshell, the NBC series’ fictional musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, would materialize soon as a real-life show on Broadway. So I was momentarily flummoxed tonight—walking west on 45th Street–to witness what appeared to be the opening of Bombshell [...]
Tonight Megan Hilty–who plays Ivy on NBC’s Smash–opens at New York’s City Center in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Hilty will take the role of Anita Loos’ legendary siren Lorelei Lee, portrayed by Carol Channing in the original 1949 Broadway run of the show and by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film. Smash [...]