Brian Darcy James

Marketplace

Sweet smell of Alsop

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For a moment, first-nighters at the world preem of David Auburn's "The Columnist" didn't know if it was Grace Gummer or Mamie Gummer walking Billy Crudup down the aisle of the Samuel J. Friedman…

'Smash'
  • TV

Review: 'Smash'

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There's a lot to like in "Smash," a new NBC drama chronicling the launch of a show about Marilyn Monroe, and the various parties -- including two appealing ingenues vying for the lead -- drawn into…