The Dramaturg - Sneak Peek
Smash: Season 2: Episode 13 -- An off-the-rail Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) threatens 'Hit List's' future, as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Derek (Jack Davenport), Ana (Krysta Rodriguez) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) try to help him before something bad happens.
Smash sneak peek.
"Smash" is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a "smash." The series centers on the process of creating a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe - written by the successful songwriting duo of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing). Julia recently began the process of adopting a child with her husband Frank (Brian d'Arcy James) of many years, but her focus is torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit. A rivalry soon forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty Karen (Katharine McPhee) - who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds - and stage veteran Ivy Bell (Megan Hilty), who's determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break. A tenacious producer, Eileen (Anjelica Huston), discovers the "Marilyn" project and jumps on board with a brilliant director, Derek (Jack Davenport) - whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. Jaime Cepero stars as Ellis, and Raza Jaffrey stars as Dev.
In Season 2 of Smash, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston); writers Tom Levitt (Christian Borle); and Julia Houston (Debra Messing); last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee); and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia's marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d'Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia's long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity?
Directed by JAKE WILSON
Choreographed by CONNOR GALLAGHER
Written by JOHN HILL and JAKE WILSON
Jennifer Cody as SNOOKIE
Dani Spieler as JWOWW
Jessica Hershberg as SAMMI
John Hill as BILL
John Carroll as THE SITUATION
Nina Sturtz as ANGELINA
Nick Dalton as SAM MERLOTTE
Julia Myer as PAM
Spencer Howard as HOYT
Tessa Faye as JESSICA
Rebecca Naomi Jones as TARA
Jake Wilson as JASON STACKHOUSE
T. Oliver Reid as LAFAYETTE
with Landon Beard, Brandon Espinoza, Mark Fisher, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andy Mientus and Adam Wachter as VAMPIRES
Track Mixed by ADAM WACHTER
Costumes by VANESSA LEUCK
Wigs by DANIEL KOYE
Graham Skipper, Jessica Waxman, Colyn Fiendel and Broadway Cares, Rachel Hoffman, Justin Huff, Craig Burns, Landon Beard, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Adam Wachter
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Ivy throws Dev under the bus, revealing the truth about their one-night stand.