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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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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 ... Herself
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








Release Date:

20 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 »


Jimmy Collins: I need to talk to you.
Karen Cartwright: Yeah, I need to talk to you, too.
Jimmy Collins: Yeah, I... I know I haven't been very honest with you, it's... it's just... it's hard for me... to admit the things I have done in my life.
Karen Cartwright: You have until the curtain goes up to tell me about your brother, or I'm gone.
Jimmy Collins: What...? How do you... how do you know about Adam?
Karen Cartwright: Through Ana. And I'm warning you, he's already done a lot of talking,
[Jimmy scoffs]
Karen Cartwright: but I wanna hear it from you. No more lies.
Jimmy Collins: Oh, what, let me guess. He's made me out to ...
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Don't Forget Me
Written by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Performed by Megan Hilty, ensemble
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