- McKenna takes on new position
- Amodio to serve as new athletic director
- University to request to build 300 beds
- McDonald to serve as UNE director of athletics
- Students to lose Internet for part of finals weekend
- Speaking up for the misrepresented
- Professors, students find course evaluations helpful
- Grilling for a good cause
- Evan Conti signs with professional agent
- More than your average intern
RAVE of the week: NBC’s ‘Smash’ hit
When Katherine McPhee made it through to the next week of “American Idol” in 2006 by sending Chris Daughtry packing, I promised to never love any of her work.
Unfortunately, I broke that promise Sunday night after the Super Bowl during the premiere of NBC’s new show, “Smash.”
The show stars McPhee, an actress looking for her big break on Broadway, and Debra Messing, a playwright searching for inspiration for her next musical.
Christian Borle, who starred in “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” plays Messing’s super flamboyant songwriter (insert cliché “Will and Grace” comment here). Together, Messing and Borle search for a director and a leading lady for the role of Marilyn Monroe.
McPhee’s competition for the role of Monroe, “Wicked” star Megan Hilty, gives her a run for her money with a voice even Lea Michele would kill for.
The episode ends with a bang as McPhee and Hilty belt a duet titled “Let Me Be Your Star,” while walking through Times Square on the way to their callback auditions.
Broadway lover or not, this show is a must-watch.