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Rachel Shukert

  1. 8 Things Today’s Movie Musicals Can Learn from GreaseIn honor of Grease’s theatrical rerelease, we’ve laid out eight important movie-musical lessons it has bestowed upon us.
  2. The 10 Greatest Broadway Musicals of Hal Prince’s Influential Career, RankedA list of the best shows that the legendary director-producer worked on can seem like a list of the best shows, period. That’s how influential he is.
  3. The 30 Best Broadway Songs of the Past 40 YearsFrom Annie to Hamilton and everything in between.
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    Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Into the WoodsRachel Shukert is here to assuage your adaptation anxieties.
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    Reality Battle: Top Chef vs. Top ModelMeticulous cooking vs. the all-about-Tyra show!
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    Seven Ways Tonight’s The Sound of Music Will Differ From the Classic FilmIt’s based on the original Broadway show, which was changed for Julie Andrews’s version.
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    Read Smash Recapper Rachel Shukert’s New E-BookIt’s called Let Me Be Your Star.
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    Smash Series Finale Recap: Fade Out on a GirlThis is the end, beautiful friends.
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    Smash Recap: We’re Still HereLast one.
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    Smash Recap: The Sacrificial GoblinweedGoodbye, sweet little gnome.
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    Smash Recap: The Last Good CryLet’s hope somebody’s got insurance.
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    Smash Recap: A Part Full of LoveIt’s actually happening.
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    Rachel Shukert on the 5 Things About Old Hollywood She Wants To ForgetSo that’s why Vivien Leigh always had her head thrown back in Gone With the Wind?
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    Smash Recap: We’re Getting a Nude Deal for ChristmasDress rehearsal time!
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    Smash Recap: All the Clouds’ll Roll AwayLiza Minnelli brings the magic.
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    Smash Recap: The Song of BernadetteKaren’s dad comes to town and Bernadette Peters appears.
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    Smash Recap: The Naked and the DreamingBecause why not put Nat King Cole in a Marilyn musical? They were both alive at the same time!
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    Smash Recap: On the Deck of the TitanicThis thing about the show moving to Saturday nights has really bummed us out.
  19. Smash Recap: May the Fringe Be With YouSmash may be the only scripted television show in history that is also a reality show.
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    Smash Recap: The Baitz MotelIn last night’s Smash, not very much happened, and what did was mostly logical. What is happening here?
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    Smash Recap: Scarily We Roll AlongBrooklyn and the Berkshires?
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    Smash Recap: DramaturgenevIn which we are finally emotionally involved with Karen Cartwright. Nicely played, Smash. Nicely played.
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    Smash Recap: It Gets BetterWill Smash be better this season? Not sure, but we’ll say this — it’s certainly more professional.
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    Ten Things We Learned From the Smash Season-Two Sneak PeekWhat new information did we glean from this four minutes and seven seconds of televised Broadway glory?
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    The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Ramona CrazyIn which our ladies continue to talk about this trip to London.
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    Smash Recap: The (Less) Fat Lady SingsThere’s more than enough drama in the season-one finale.
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    Smash Recap: The Show Begins!Finally! Also, Anjelica Huston sings.
  28. Smash Recap: I’m in TechThe gang decamps to Boston.
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    Smash Recap: So, About That Bollywood NumberThat came out of nowhere, right?
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    Smash Recap: Battle Without Honor or HumanityUma Thurman sings.
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    Smash Recap: Opportunity Is Not a Lengthy VisitorKaren Cartwright finally gets her big shot. Don’t mess it up, Karen!
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    Smash Recap: A Republican, a Fight, and One Fancy FoxUnfrozen Caveman Husband vs. Michael Swift.
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    Smash Recap: The Church of St. GummerAnjelica Huston’s adopted daughter arrives.
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    Smash Recap: The Bernadette Motherf*cking Peters ShowMarilyn: The Musical is here.
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    Smash Recap: What Is This Bar Mitzvah You Speak Of?In which Debra Messing has a saucy scene and Anjelica Huston plays Big Buck Hunter.
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    Smash Recap: The Ivy League“Don’t get ahead of yourself.”
  37. Smash Recap: Don’t Dance So Close to MeKatharine McPhee needs to sing a show tune already.
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    Smash Recap: Swing Batter BatterIt’s Joe DiMaggio. And sex.
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    Smash Recap: CallbacksIvy or Karen?
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    Smash Recap: The Play’s the Thing“You could do a baseball number.”