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NBC's SMASH - Series & Broadway Adaptation Thread

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#2325Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 9/27/12 at 3:55pm

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/164299/smashs-andy-mientus-talks-making-music-with-jeremy-jordan-and-the-diva-presence-of-jennifer-hudson/

Interesting article on Broadway.com with Andy Mientus.

So Mientus and Jeremy Jordan will be playing roommates and the pair of new composers in the rival musical.

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#2326Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 9/27/12 at 11:47pm

It looks like Kathy Fitzgerald is the woman in the red wig on the right side of the poster, right above Megan Hilty.


Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.

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#2327Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 11/13/12 at 1:26pm

Looks like Liza Minelli will be guest starring and singing an original song with Christian Borle!

http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/liza-minnelli-to-sing-on-smash.html?mid=twitter_vulture

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#2328Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 4:54pm

Did I miss the announcement that Audra McDonald would be on the show?

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#2329Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 7:43pm

Where have you read that, ucj?


Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.

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#2330Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 7:48pm

This may have been posted in one of the Smash threads, but I missed it. On ew.com the choreographer this week spoke about the Bollywood number.

Kinda ironic, because this week's print edition has a two page interview with the new showrunner about what changes he's made, and he says while there will still be some pop covers and some fantasy numbers, there won't be anything like the bowling song, or the Bollywood number. The article doesn't seem to be online, but it's hardly revelatory anyway. Apparently in his office were DVDs of Velvet Goldmine, Anything Goes and... The Fan because to get inspired he brought from his house all of the Broadway themed stuff he could find (...). And Julia won't be wearing anymore scarves (he brought his experience on Gossip Girl to the wardrobe, again apparently).

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#2331Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 7:53pm

I admit my attention to detail isn't that great all the time, but I swear to god those scarves would never even have registered me if the internets didn't start complaining (and complain) about them.

I agree that ew article was pretty blah. I felt like a pedantic BWWer when it called the 1956 Anything Goes a "classic," because I immediately wanted to tell that no one considers that a classic. Also, I hate Jennifer Hudson as an actress so much that any hype about her appearance on the show has a negative effect on me.

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#2332Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 8:04pm

No, I'm the same re the scarves. And I had the exact same reaction to the mention of the '56 Anything Goes as classic (just 'cuz it's relatively old, I wouldn't think anyone would call it classic).

I admit, I didn't realize Hudson's run was just a few episodes. The article didn't say anything really bad, exactly, and I appreciated actually that the new showrunner didn't go on about how he was eager to make *so* many changes, but I didn't get any sense why Spielberg and crew were apparently so excited by his ideas that they hired him.

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#2333Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 10:22pm

In that newly released clip of J-Hud she looks at Audra (I believe it's her) and says with a snarky tone "You might want to get to your seat, the show is about to start soon". Just a wild guess, I'm not sure how old Audra is but is she playing her mom/sister?

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#2334Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 10:44pm

That's Sheryl Lee Ralph as Hudson's mother, not Audra McDonald.


Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.

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#2335Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/10/12 at 11:31pm

Thanks for the correct, my apologies.

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#2336Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/11/12 at 12:06am

Has it leaked yet which songwriter(s) will be supplying the songs for the Andy Mientus/Jeremy Jordan material?

Akiva

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#2337Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/11/12 at 12:38am

Those posters for LIASONS are hysterical, do we think it's suppose to be campy or serious?

Did I hear Pasek and Paul were writing for this season?

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#2338Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/11/12 at 12:44am

Pasek and Paul are indeed writing the songs for HIT LIST, the musical written by the characters played by Andy Mientus and Jeremy Jordan.


Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.

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#2339Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/11/12 at 2:55am

Apparently it will be by a "group of various young songwriters" but, yeah Pasek and Paul are the only team named so far.

(Oh and the show will still have covers, including a Death Cab for Cutie and a Robyn one... I guess Glee hasn't covered Dancing On My Own, yet...)

beautywickedlover
#2340Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 12/13/12 at 3:21pm

I'm not sure how I feel about this.


Rosie O'Donnell to Guest Star on Season 2 of SMASH

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#2341Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/8/13 at 12:22am

So who's buying the Season One DVD today?

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#2342Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/8/13 at 2:10am

Please--can Rosie O'Donnell just disappear--forever.

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#2343Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/8/13 at 11:35am

It was Hilty and especially Messing that kept Season One anchored...I hope they aren't pushed to the back of the bus to accommodate all these guest stars.

"Broadway here I come..."? Oh dear.


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#2344Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/9/13 at 2:32am

Just ordered my copy! Does anyone have a copy that wants to post pics of the box? What kind of packaging does it have?

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#2345Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/9/13 at 9:43am

Are there any noteable special features or extra content to the Smash DVD's? I have been contemplating buying Season 1 on Apple TV but you don't get any special features when you do that...just the episodes.

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#2346Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/9/13 at 8:38pm

If you buy it at Target you get a bonus CD--20 minutes--which is basically a music video of Touch Me and a commentary by Jack and Megan talking about the show interspersed with clips.

The 4-disc set contends extended musical numbers: the fully extended version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith; a full length version of the Heaven on Earth number. Ivy was in no way the craziest thing about that number; a deleted song by Bernadette Peter's "Rosie's Turn" which was substituted with what we saw "Everything's Coming Up Roses". They should have used "Rosie's Turn" instead and when you watch it you'll see why

Lots of deleted scenes especially with Eileen and Ellis. One of the best and should have been kept is between Ivy and Sam in a scene from Previews. She talks to him in vague terms about sleeping with Dev.

One featurette is called A Dream Come True which discusses the actors and characters.

Another feature is Song & Dance in which all the actors gush about the songs and choreography.

There is a very short gag reel which has mostly Jack Davenport.

I had a love/hate relationship with this show and didn't expect to buy it, but the special features and the bonus DVD from Target were the reason I bought it; I'm glad I did.

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#2347Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/10/13 at 3:06am

Okay, I thought the exact same thing about that scene between Ivy and Sam in "Previews". It was so touching and really humanized Ivy...but I guess I just answered my question as to why it was never shown. Ugh.

But wait, I bought the DVD at Target and I didn't get any extra disc.... There was really an entirely separate bonus disc? How frustrating.

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#2348Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/10/13 at 10:03pm

There is a picture of the Target bonus disc looks like with the package (at least at that admin's store.) If the picture doesn't show up, it's on the Megan Hilty Online Facebook page. I'm not sure how to post pictures on here.

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#2349Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 1/10/13 at 10:05pm

Yeah, that was a fail. *facepalm*


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