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The Dress Rehearsal 

Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, ... See full summary »



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Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, which coincides with "Hit List" doing a run through the same day for Richard Francis, who plans to write an article on the show. A multitude of technical problems in the "Bombshell" "friends and family" performance may end up delaying the first preview show, which Tom wants to avoid at all cost as he sees a delay in preview as a public declaration of failure. Tom does whatever he needs to in six hours to correct all the technical problems to be able to satisfy Eileen to go through with the preview as planned. One of those technical problems, a wardrobe malfunction, ends up being something that Eileen and Julia want left in, as Marilyn in the nude adds a sense of vulnerability to the character. They leave it up to Ivy to decide if she will agree to this change. With Tom feeling like he alone has to ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Musical






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13 April 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Smash The Invited Dress
14 April 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The best part of the show since the beginning has been the way they handle the creation of a Broadway show and this episode had a lot of that which did make the show more watchable even though their were some over the top moments. The two shows going through so much changes in one episode was nice to see with that including Marilyn nude and Karen getting more of her songs taken away by the Diva character. The Bombshell part of the episode was more funny with all the mistakes during the show and it actually was more interesting then anything they have been doing for previous weeks. The Hit List part of the episode was boring but still it did have a nice moment with Derek finally letting go of Karen and focusing more on the show making a great opening to the show. Overall the episode was better then previous ones because the structure of a show was more focused on instead of the stupid drama it has done.

EPISODE GRADE: C+ (MVP: Debra Messing)

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