follows a group of people, including Debra Messing as a put-upon lyricist and Katharine McPhee as a spirited ingénue, as they come together to put on a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe.

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Prev: 2x17 -- The Tonys (May/26/2013)

On Tony night, the awards might not provide the answers everyone is looking for. As Jimmy faces a final reckoning, Tom, Julia, Derek, Karen, Ivy, and most of all, Eileen wait to see if the ceremony will confirm their place in the Broadway pantheon once and for all.

Debra MessingDebra Messing
As Julia Houston
Debra MessingDebra Messing
As Julia Houston
Jack DavenportJack Davenport
As Derek Wills
Jack DavenportJack Davenport
As Derek Wills
Katharine McPheeKatharine McPhee
As Karen Cartwright
Christian BorleChristian Borle
As Tom Levitt
Megan HiltyMegan Hilty
As Ivy Lynn
Anjelica HustonAnjelica Huston
As Eileen Rand
Anjelica HustonAnjelica Huston
As Eileen Rand
Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
As Dev Sundaram (Season 1)

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Reviews: 15
PERFECT 10Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

I just watched the pilot ...I LOVED IT ....


Review posted on Thursday, February 16th 2012 at 9:55 am

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2x17: The Tonys recap: The whole cast sings ‘Pressure’ as they walk through the Theatre District. Julia wakes up Tom, informing him they have work to do. Only 12 hours are left until the Tonys and a lot is yet left to be done. Ivy and her mom are in Ivy’s apartment, trying on their dresses for that night. Her mother makes a comment about Ivy’s not fitting, when it did perfectly two weeks ago. She finds this rather odd, but Ivy doesn’t tell her the real reason why the dress isn’t fitting her properly... read more.

2x16: The Nominations recap: The episode begins and Ivy’s still pregnant and seemingly worried about it. Ana’s looking for jobs as Karen’s leaving the apartment for the show. The Outer Critics’ Circle nominations are announced – Bombshell received 10, but Hit List got 11. While Tom and Eileen are seeing one of the other nominated shows, Tom can’t resist looking at his phone. All of a sudden, Tom drops his phone and when he reaches down to try and find it, instead of finding his phone, he grabs the guy’s shoe behind him. The guy turns out to be a movie star who is also on the Tony voting committee that year. Eileen as a result tells Tom he better make things right... read more.

2x14: The Phenomenon recap: The episode begins with Karen hanging out with Derek at her house and sharing a bottle of wine. It’s 4 in the morning, so Derek decides to leave, but Karen stops him, saying he doesn’t have to. The two begin kissing and making out. At Adam’s, Jimmy wakes up really early in the morning. He arrives at Karen’s apartment building and climbs up to her apartment via the fire escape. He knocks on her window and after she opens it, he apologizes to her for everything. While he is apologizing, he sees Derek in the background and immediately leaves without saying anything more. At Eileen’s office, Tom, Ivy and her mother arrive to talk about the Tony’s... read more.

recap: The episode begins with Ivy and other cast members of “Bombshell” teaching a bunch of kids how to do the mambo, in front of TV cameras. They are all exhausted from doing back to back shows, but have to do this for the publicity of the show. While watching them perform, Eileen informs Tom that Julia has decided to go ahead with “Gatsby” and Scott Nichols has already spoken to his board about it. At the “Hit List” rehearsal hall, Ana and Karen are sharing cold vibes between them because Ana is still seeing Adam. There is a photo shoot happening and everyone expect Jimmy has arrived. Derek and Nichols aren’t pleased to learn this... read more.

2x12: Opening Night recap: The episode begins with Ivy, her mom and a few others cast members talking about the opening night of “Bombshell”, which is tomorrow. Tom and Julia too are waiting intently for the opening night. While talking about the opening night, Agnes tells Eileen that despite her and Richard not doing well as a couple, Eileen has to invite Richard for the premier because it’s good for the show. At the “Hit List” dressing room, Nichol gives everyone the good news that they are sold out for the rest of their run. After which, Nichol adds that they have all been invited by Eileen to the opening night of “Bombshell”... read more.
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