For a Broadway musical, the road to success is not easy. And winning the coveted Tony as Best Musical, which is the ultimate goal, is even more difficult. Such trials and tribulations are shown for a handful of shows, their creative teams and their performers. There is competition amongst the performers for roles, competition amongst the shows not only for box office but also limited investor dollars and that final Tony prize, and competition amongst those ultimately hired in the cast and crew for what they want to see happen in the show, both for the good of the show and their own personal benefit. And sometimes, personal life gets in the way of these professional goals. These problems not only happen for those new or working their ways up the ranks, such as performers Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, and the writing team of Jimmy Collins and Kyle Bishop, but also seasoned veterans, such as the writing team of Tom Levitt and Julia Houston, womanizing director Derek Wills, and producer ...
Stars Aren't Born, They're Made
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Did You Know?
It is a running theme, or at least a running gag, for Eileen Rand, portrayed by Anjelica Huston
, to throw a drink in the face of her husband (who Eileen is divorcing), Jerry Rand, portrayed by Michael Cristofer
. She has done it three times in the first three episodes. It is enough of a gag to be spoofed on the February 20, 2012 showing of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)' when Huston threw a drink in Jimmy Fallon
's face. In Season 2, throwing a drink at the camera became Eileen's signature shot in the opening credits. See more
Referenced in Stevie TV: Episode #2.4
I Can't Let Go
Written by Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman
Performed by Jennifer Hudson See more