NBC had a show called Smash, a two-season drama about the behind-the-scenes drama of mounting Broadway shows. One such production was Hit List, which had a fictional development and run on TV and, now, a brief cabaret engagement in NYC. The characters on Smash also starred as characters in these productions. With the Hit List concert, the Smash actors performed a show as their characters in Hit List. Here are the ways in which it was totally fun and totally mind-warping. Theater!
1. The little details that made it seem like you were seeing a Broadway show.
The venue passed out Playbills that mimicked the ones you'd get in a real theater – including a list of "current" shows (right) that was made up of all of Smash's fake productions. And they had show-inspired drink specials, too.