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Smash Thread #4

Season 2 - New Musical

by Anonymousreply 5205/26/2013

I'm thinking season two will take place three to five years after the opening of 'Bombshell' with flashbacks to some of the major turning points in the lives of the characters.

Perhaps Ivy will finally be a star and Karen will be trying to rebound from a bad career slip. And both will once again be competing for the new show Tom and Julia are working on.

Or not.

by Anonymousreply 107/02/2012

When do they start shooting Season 2?

by Anonymousreply 207/03/2012

It starts shooting July 17th, R2.

Good ideas, R1, but it won't happen.

by Anonymousreply 307/03/2012

Yankee Doodle Katherine ..

by Anonymousreply 407/04/2012

Just announced that Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam) will be a regular on the show next season.

Ugggh. The character is a horrible and annoying cliche. How much you wanna bet Sam and Jennifer Hudson's character get to do a big gospel number?

by Anonymousreply 507/06/2012

This show was renewed?

by Anonymousreply 607/06/2012

I'm glad it's back.I love it!

by Anonymousreply 707/06/2012

Were they hoping that the release of the soundtrack would be more successful so they could release a second one ??

There are a bunch of songs from 'Bombshell' that aren't even available for download. (on Amazaon anyway)

by Anonymousreply 807/07/2012

iTunes, r8, iTunes

by Anonymousreply 907/07/2012

r6, the show was renewed because a huge number of viewers watch the show on DVR and TIVO up to seven days after first airing.

by Anonymousreply 1007/07/2012

Even checked I-Tunes. There's about five songs from 'Bombshell' that aren't there.

Someone did the whole 'recording' on YouTube. It's about an hour long, but you can't download it, just 'watch and listen'.

by Anonymousreply 1107/08/2012

Here is that YouTube 'full recording' (with some 'intermission' songs not part of 'Bombshell')

by Anonymousreply 1207/08/2012

Bombshell will flop and the gang will start working on a new show. And of course hire McPhee and Hilty. sorta like the way Kathleen Marshall keeps hiring the same people over and over for her ensembles.

by Anonymousreply 1307/08/2012

Paging "Ellis"...that is the inside source, not the creepy assistant.

by Anonymousreply 1407/08/2012

That ain't how it's gonna happen, Joyce.

The second season will involve a rival musical which Ivy hops on (the one Jennifer Hudson is starring in). The season will be about Bombshell and this other show undercutting each other, culminating in going head to head at the Tony Awards.

by Anonymousreply 1507/08/2012

Will Wesley Taylor be back?

by Anonymousreply 1607/08/2012

I hear it will be quite different than season 1.

by Anonymousreply 1707/08/2012

Krysta Rodriquez joins the cast.

by Anonymousreply 1807/09/2012

The character of Sam just bugs me. It's as if the writers were trying to click off as many PC-appropriate boxes as possible while making the character 'interesting' and the improbable relationship a viable one. Interracial romance between chorus boy and famous producer? Check. Check. Sports-obsessed gay man who sings in a church choir? Check. Check. A chorus boy who doesn't put out? Ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 1907/09/2012

The Sam character should have gotten the heave ho along with the rest of the male cast.

by Anonymousreply 2007/09/2012

I just love the way Agelica's hair moves when she turns her head. I want that haircut!

by Anonymousreply 2107/09/2012

Jeremy Jordan tweeted today something like "First day on Smash, like first day of school!" They don't start shooting until next Monday so I guess he's referring to the cast table read. If so I can imagine Cousin Deb closing her eyes at one point in the middle of it, looking up from her script and bellowing "I MISS YOU, WILL!" And some of the newbies will think she means Will from Will & Grace.

by Anonymousreply 2207/10/2012

Is Chase still fucking her?

by Anonymousreply 2307/10/2012

r3, Greenpoint or Long Island City?

by Anonymousreply 2407/12/2012

They have stages in both, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2507/12/2012

Several Season 1 ensemble members won't be seen again.

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2012

They're shooting a big sequence in Gramercy Park today. I saw Jennifer Hudson leaving her trailer.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2012

r27,I hope the crew had lots of umbrellas

by Anonymousreply 2807/18/2012

Picture of Kat filming second season. Looks a little thicker.

by Anonymousreply 2907/28/2012

Daniel Sunjata is joining the cast this season.

There were bits of Smash on a promo for NBC which aired during the Olympics. There's a bit of Jennifer Hudson saying to Karen "Somebody's ALWAYS gonna try to take you down, honey" and Eileen saying something like "The luckiest ones get to live their dreams and that's what this show is all about."

by Anonymousreply 3008/07/2012

Pictures of the cast

by Anonymousreply 3108/22/2012

Just heard that Smash could be on as early as November if one of the fall crop bombs quickly.

by Anonymousreply 3209/04/2012

I need to know if Wesley is back!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3309/04/2012

R33 - he has tweeted pictures from the set with Meg Hilty.

I wonder if our "insider" can give us some info?

by Anonymousreply 3409/04/2012

Thanks R34.

by Anonymousreply 3509/04/2012

Pictures from the set today

by Anonymousreply 3609/17/2012

I guess they are doing a musical version of Dangerous Liaisons.

by Anonymousreply 3709/28/2012

R37, that's a show that Ivy gets a role in alongside Sean Hayes as its leading man. Bur that story arc lasts for only a few episodes.

Most of the season revolves around Bombshell being put on hold because it had dirty money in it provided by the hot Irish barman. He'll end up in prison. Most of the first episodes will be about Karen meeting a young songwtiting team (Jeremy Jordan and ??? Mentius). Jeremy plays a heartbreaker composer Karen falls in love with and Mentius plays the geeky gay lyricist. Thank God the awful relationship between Christian Borle and Leslie Odom Jr's characters is put on ice for the time being. If Bombshell does get to open on Broadway it won't be until the 10th episode or thereabouts.

by Anonymousreply 3809/28/2012

[quote]Too bad they couldn't use the plot of Garson Kanin's novel SMASH which is about FUNNY GIRL and all the problems that show had on the road.

I just read that novel, as suggested by this thread, and it didn't seem to be so much about Streisand but more about the creative process -- director, producer, composer and lyricist, stage managers, costume and set designers...

The performers, especially the Star, as she is referred to, are part of the personnel but not the main part, I would say. And the Star in the novel was already well-established although making her Broadway debut.

I also liked the milieu of Times Square in the late 70's -- seedy, dangerous, worn down and awaiting a revival. And there's a subplot about the drug use backstage -- you could smell the pot coming from who knows where. I remember that you could light up almost anywhere without any hassles.

I recommend this novel -- I borrowed a copy from the library (an inter-loan.)

by Anonymousreply 3909/28/2012

When will the new season debut?

by Anonymousreply 4010/10/2012

Hope it's true that it could start earlier if one of the new crop of NBC shows bombs.

by Anonymousreply 4110/10/2012

I agree R41

by Anonymousreply 4210/10/2012

NBC is winning its time slots for the first time in almost a decade. You won't be seeing Smash any time soon.

by Anonymousreply 4310/10/2012

When does it start again?

by Anonymousreply 4412/19/2012

Feb. 4

by Anonymousreply 4512/19/2012

McPhee looked great at GG

by Anonymousreply 4601/14/2013

As did Hilty

by Anonymousreply 4701/14/2013

Kat's definitively gained weight since the pilot.

by Anonymousreply 4801/14/2013

The first hour of season two is available at and On Demand from your local cable provider.

by Anonymousreply 4901/15/2013

Kat and Megan filming.

by Anonymousreply 5001/30/2013

Let me tell you about Smash....

by Anonymousreply 5103/09/2013


You lied to me.

I just wanna know why?

They screwed Ivy and did their TV best to loft Karen.

I just needed a head's up and I thought you were on my team.

by Anonymousreply 5205/26/2013
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