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Opening Night 

It's "Bombshell"'s opening night, to which Eileen has provided tickets to the cast and crew of "Hit List". While trying to avoid any on-line chatter leading up to the opening, Ivy can't ... See full summary »


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Theresa Rebeck (creator), Bathsheba Doran | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Messing ... Julia Houston
Jack Davenport ... Derek Wills
Katharine McPhee ... Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle ... Tom Levitt
Megan Hilty ... Ivy Lynn
Jeremy Jordan ... Jimmy Collins
Krysta Rodriguez ... Ana Vargas
Andy Mientus ... Kyle Bishop
Anjelica Huston ... Eileen Rand
Bernadette Peters ... Leigh Conroy
Jesse L. Martin ... Scott Nichols
Jamey Sheridan ... Richard Francis
Rosie O'Donnell ... Self
David Call ... Adam
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Agnes


It's "Bombshell"'s opening night, to which Eileen has provided tickets to the cast and crew of "Hit List". While trying to avoid any on-line chatter leading up to the opening, Ivy can't help but be affected by one comment that she is only a chorus girl not up to a starring role. Karen, on the other hand, isn't sure if she wants to see someone perform the role she voluntarily gave up. And even before the opening, Tom and Julia contemplate their next move, which may or may not be together as a team. Much of what happens will depend on the reviews, the Times' which may be the most important but the one which may be in jeopardy if only because of Eileen's disintegrating relationship with Richard Francis. Meanwhile, Jimmy contemplates telling Karen of his sordid past. He may be beaten to the punch as Adam hangs around more, he who is getting closer to Ana. And based on the fact that "Hit List" has sold out its entire run even before its first show, Derek and Scott contemplate taking the ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Musical



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When Ivy and Karen are singing together after the opening, the piano is played by Marc Shaiman, who is one of the writers of the original songs for this show. See more »


During the duet "That's Life", Karen Cartwright's microphone (a Shure 55SH) is facing the wrong direction while she's singing into it. Twice. See more »


Daisy Parker: [on street, coming up from behind] Derek!
Derek Wills: Oh, God, Daisy Parker. Do I need to call my lawyer?
Daisy Parker: Don't worry, you're safe. I didn't wanna bother you at the party, but I saw the show. Your work was...
[shrugs in awe]
Daisy Parker: wonderful.
Derek Wills: [ironic tone] Yeah, well, you should have seen it when I directed it.
Daisy Parker: [looks down] Look, I'm sorry about what I did to you last fall.
[looks up again]
Daisy Parker: You were right, I didn't wanna face that my career was over, so... when those dancers approached me and asked me to join them, I ...
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Let Me Be Your Star
Written by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Performed by Megan Hilty
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Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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