That 'TV show like Parks and Rec but a failing broadway show' has kind of been done before? It's a stage play called "Noises Off" which was made into a sub-par movie all about the back stage antics of a failing traveling show, though granted, not a musical.
I am familiar with Noises Off- it was actually the first play I ever worked on, and I have a deep, deep love for it. It’s not quite a match for the scenario, though, since the first act takes place on stage? But, I mean, it’s not a bad comparison.
And, second, I don’t say this often- but fucking fight me, anon. I love that movie so much. Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, John Ritter, Christopher Reeve, Marilu Henner- it’s got a great cast, and it’s just fantastic. I did a liveblog of it a handful of years ago, back when I used to do that thing with some frequency.
“And God said HOLD IT! And they held it. And God saw that it was terrible!”
Lloyd is my inspiration.