Smash Recap: Dramaturgenev

Hello! Nice to see you. As you and approximately 4.5 million other Americans — more than the entire population of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, but fewer than the number of those who chose to watch Betty White tell twinkly jokes about her nonagenarian pussy as the soul of Bea Arthur let out a guttural cry from the fiery depths of Hell — may have noticed, there was no Smash last week. No, the Second Most Important Television Programme of Our Time was preempted by the State of the Union address, in which so-called President #Nobama again failed to address any of the real issues facing our country today, such as the absence of Evita from the Latin-American Studies curriculum, or the draconian Equity showcase rules that make it impossible for tens — literally, tens! — of young playwrights to produce their work to its best advantage, or the fact that to this day — and can you believe we’re still discussing this in 2013???? — Funny Girl has never had a full-scale Broadway revival. Read More...


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