Smash: Season 1, Episode 7

The Workshop (19 Mar. 2012)

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In the lead up to showing the workshop to potential investors, things don't seem to be going well for anyone involved with the show except Karen, whose biggest issue is if her allegiances ... See full summary »



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In the lead up to showing the workshop to potential investors, things don't seem to be going well for anyone involved with the show except Karen, whose biggest issue is if her allegiances lie with the show or furthering her music career, as a big time music producer, who only has a limited time to see her, can only do so during the investor's show. Eileen is having problems with the building manager and getting the boiler repaired in time for the show as the building is like a furnace. Eileen gets some help on this matter from an unexpected source, which may add a little spice to her personal life. Julia's work is suffering because of her angst over her continuing sexual relationship with Michael, and the fact that she learns that Leo knows about the affair. And Ivy, still recuperating from her vocal strain, has the additional concern about her visiting hypercritical mother, ex-Broadway star Leigh Conroy, who, in Ivy's words, sucks all the spotlight on herself like a black hole ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Musical





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Ivy Lynn: He's been my best friend since I was eighteen years old. He is gay, gay, GAY, gay, gay.
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »


The 20th Century Fox Mambo
Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee
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This Workshop is Some Piece of Work ***1/2
20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bernadette Peters suddenly shows up as Lee Conroy, mother of Ivey. It doesn't take much to get her to belt out Everything is Coming Up for Roses. Ethel Merman, wherever you are, you don't have to worry. Your rendition of that was the best.

The affair of the lyricist and the Joe D. character seems to be getting to be known.

A workshop is done for the aspiring investors. Everything seems to go wrong as there is no air conditioning in the dilapidated building and Ivy, who felt she was upstaged by mom Lee, gets stuck in the elevator. Despite pleasing Derek, the director, the papers give a thumbs down to the production, and our lyricist, seeing an end to the affair, convinces all to fire a paramour.

It's amazing to have a musical with Marilyn and having the Joe DiMaggio character sing. I guess that's entertainment.

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