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JulesReverie
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joined:1/22/05
Smash -- Series Discussion
Posted: 8/13/12 at 07:08pm
They are pulling out all the stops for season 2 and then some making every possible readjustment to please fans, I can't remember the last time a show got gutted and completely remodeled second season all in the fans' favor, I was expecting they'd be an Alan Ball and pull a True Blood (-ignoring fans and continuing to sabotage the fan favorite character and give all the good characterization and screen time to the fan detested character)
Owen22
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joined:2/24/11
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Posted: 8/13/12 at 08:15pm
So, according to Vulture, Sean is playing a TV actor who is staring in a stage musical version of "Dangerous Liasons" which might or might not (the article is unclear) be also starring Ivy...
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kyl3fong2
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joined:3/10/11
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Posted: 8/13/12 at 08:18pm
I wonder if Sean Hayes' character is the lead of the rival musical that is suppose to come in Season 2.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 8/13/12 at 08:22pm
"I was expecting they'd be an Alan Ball and pull a True Blood (-ignoring fans and continuing to sabotage the fan favorite character and give all the good characterization and screen time to the fan detested character)"

Except True Blood's ratings more than doubled between seasons 1 and 2, so umm, yeah...
Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
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Posted: 8/13/12 at 08:40pm
If the musical of the season is based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the musical reflects on the characters' lives, it looks like I'm not getting my wish for less emphasis on who's sleeping with whom.
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TxTwoStep
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joined:5/24/03
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 03:36am
come on Canuck Eric, it is NOT the BWW tradition to let pesky facts ruin a good dishy post.

Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
Updated On: 8/14/12 at 03:36 AM
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TxTwoStep
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joined:5/24/03
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 03:40am
if the new rival show is based on LIAISONS, wouldn't it be better served (if it's JHud's show, unless her diva role is in yet ANOTHER fictional B'way show like Leo Nor's was) to be called CRUEL INTENTIONS? and if not, i wish it could be THE GAME which is an actual musicale of the classic play that Barrington Stage has done twice.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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TxTwoStep
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joined:5/24/03
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 03:40am
if the new rival show is based on LIAISONS, wouldn't it be better served (if it's JHud's show, unless her diva role is in yet ANOTHER fictional B'way show like Leo Nor's was) to be called CRUEL INTENTIONS? and if not, i wish it could be THE GAME which is an actual musicale of the classic play that Barrington Stage has done twice.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 03:54am
"it is NOT the BWW tradition to let pesky facts ruin a good dishy post. "

Ha, touche!
Plum
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joined:3/4/04
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 04:31am
Cruel Intentions was the teeny bopper version that came out in the 90s, right? Why would Smash's creators - real or fictional - want to pay for the right to use that name when the original novel is in the public domain?

I do admit that Liaisons in a musical theater context just makes me think of the song from A Little Night Music. Liaaaaai...zzzz....
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MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 07:13am
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 12:28pm
Hayes did a good job playing someone who gave Leslie Knope trouble on 'Parks & Recreation', so it'll be interesting to see how he does that on this show.

Updated On: 8/14/12 at 12:28 PM
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TxTwoStep
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joined:5/24/03
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 01:38pm
Sean's most villainous TV guest shot may have been on 30 ROCK as Kenneth the Page's relative who trapped Tracy Jordan MISERY style...
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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jacobsnchz14
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joined:12/13/06
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 05:37pm
Don't know how reliable this is, but Sheryl Lee Ralph has been cast as the mother of Jennifer Hudson's character on SMASH:

http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/exclusive-smash-casts-dreamgirl-sheryl-lee-ralph-jennifer-hudson.html
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kyl3fong2
Broadway Star
joined:3/10/11
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Posted: 8/14/12 at 06:09pm
Wow. Season 2 is really shaping up to be AMAZING!!
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ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 09:47am
Shows to me the new show runner has a good plan and is executing it well with lining up these new characters.
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MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 10:00am
I hope the humor shines through this season. It was mostly stifled throughout the first season.
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
Fosse76
Broadway Legend
joined:3/21/05
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 10:31am
I hope the humor shines through this season. It was mostly stifled throughout the first season.

They were in tech!
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ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 11:07am
I think the "I'm in tech" joke was dead shortly after that very episode aired. Let it go.
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darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 11:08am
Eh. "I'm In Tech" is one of the only, if not THE only, actual theatre memes. It's a thing. It happened.
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kdogg36
Leading Actor
joined:9/13/07
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 11:13am
I think the "I'm in tech" joke was dead shortly after that very episode aired. Let it go.

I'm with you. It's tired.
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wicked1492
Broadway Star
joined:6/18/08
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 11:25am
I'm tired. From all this TECH.
"These rabid fans...possess the acting talent to portray the hooker...Linda Eder..." -The New York Times
rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
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Posted: 8/17/12 at 03:38pm
Sheryl Lee Ralph would be excellent casting! I'm so excited for this season.
In London this weekend is West End Fest!, and apparently someone will be performing 'Let Me Be Your Star'. I wonder how that happened!
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ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
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Posted: 8/30/12 at 02:10pm
Apparently Bernadette is returning.
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darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
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Posted: 8/30/12 at 02:39pm
May I petition that we rename this thread SMASH DISCUSSION THREAD: SEASON ONE, and start a new and less monolithic thread for Season 2?
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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joined:9/16/07
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Posted: 8/30/12 at 03:03pm
Why?