Originally Posted by Matt L
i did enjoy the music, "September Song" was a nice touch -especially since it was her grandfather that introduced the song in a 1938 play "Knickerbocker Holiday". His version is on You tube and the lyrics are a bit different than I've ever heard.
I loved what Huston did with this wondeful, iconic song. Her "stage voice" delivery was just right. Nice touch having Marc Shaiman playing the piano and his life partner and lyricist Scott Wittman in the crowd. It was also great to see Mark Kudish in the two Darryl F. Zanuck numbers. The new one "Smash" was a real showcase for the ensemble women. I'm still laughing over Derek's "explanation" to Ivy about how he was shtupping Rebecca to get the best performance out of her..HAH!
In regard to Rebecca's peanut spiked smoothie, I have two theories. Either her personal assistant (who is delendent on Rebecca for her income) did it to get Rebecca out of the show after the disasterous finale (nothing says Broadway musical like a drug OD suicide ending
) or Rebecca did it herself to get out of the show. Notice how she didn't actually drink the deadly mix until Karen was with her (or anyone else instead) to act as the emergency safety valve. My bet is on the latter. Rebecca clearly was very shaken by what happened and might have wanted to bail out in a way that would avoid a nasty legal fight.