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The Read-Through 

Jerry has taken production control of "Bombshell" away from Eileen because of her legal issues, although she and the show's cast and crew are unaware that he orchestrated the publicizing of... See full summary »

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Julia Houston
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Derek Wills
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Tom Levitt
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Ivy Lynn
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Jimmy Collins
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Eileen Rand
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Kyle Bishop
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Terry Falls
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Jerry Rand
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Nick Felder
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Timothy
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Jerry has taken production control of "Bombshell" away from Eileen because of her legal issues, although she and the show's cast and crew are unaware that he orchestrated the publicizing of her illegalities with Ellis' help. Eileen tries to figure out a way to remain part of the production team while not kowtowing to Jerry. Regardless, there will be no show if Julia can't provide a satisfactory rewrite, her job being on the line. Julia is excited about her latest draft, which was developed with Peter's help, leading up to its official read-through, that is until Tom voices his concerns to her about Peter's possible ulterior motives. Karen is excused from the read-through, which allows her to concentrate her time on helping Jimmy and Kyle bring the first act of their musical to the Fringe Festival. They decide to do a read-through of their own with Karen's friends in attendance. What Karen does not realize until that read-through is that she has never seen or heard Kyle's text, and has... Written by Huggo

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When Ivy is complaining about her Liaisons co-star to Tom, she remarks that he's turning the whole show into Spamalot. Christian Borle, who plays Tom, originated multiple roles in the original Broadway production of Spamalot to much critical acclaim. See more »

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Some Boys (Smash Cast Version) [Feat. Katharine McPhee]
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Written by Benjamin Gibbard
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Smash The Read-Through
5 March 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I guess we must wait for Eileen's decision next week which is funny because I do not one bit about one direction they take the show because it is not one of my favourites. Debra Messing's Will & Grace co-star makes his first appearance on the show and I actually liked his appearance from a comedian doing drama to an almost crazy person near the end of the episode. Karen and the two inspiring song writers is not much good either since it's funny how mad they get at nearly everything that happens to them. Once again the Bombshell musical has become so bad I do not care for anything they do involving it. The episode was better then previous if only for Sean Hayes as I found him at the least watchable and him with Megan Hilty makes for watchable moments in a show that is laughable how much of a big deal it makes out of everything.

EPISODE GRADE: C (MVP: Sean Hayes)


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