Smash Recap: Callbacks

When I was in drama school, our teachers always said that just getting a callback was its own mark of success. Where there are callbacks, there is hope: The simple laws of probability dictate that eventually the producer’s first choice will drop out to do a series or be suddenly struck blind from a satanic ritual performed by the elderly coven led by your next-door neighbor Ruth Gordon. But until then, as Tom Petty once mumble-sang in his seminal hit about the Broadway audition process: "The waiiiiittting is the hrrrrrrrrrdst prrrrrrrrrt" and this week, Smash mines the barely controlled panic disorder that is the birthright of New Yorkers in general and actors in particular for all its narrative worth.  Read More...


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