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The Dress Rehearsal 

Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, ... See full summary »

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writers:

Theresa Rebeck (creator), Julia Brownell | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
Anjelica Huston ... Eileen Rand
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Sam Strickland
Krysta Rodriguez ... Ana Vargas
Andy Mientus ... Kyle Bishop
Jamey Sheridan ... Richard Francis
Jesse L. Martin ... Scott Nichols
David Call ... Adam
Julian Ovenden ... Simon
Jaime Cepero ... Ellis Boyd
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Storyline

Both "Bombshell" and "Hit List" have important upcoming full run throughs. "Bombshell" is doing a "friends and family" performance before going into its first preview the following day, which coincides with "Hit List" doing a run through the same day for Richard Francis, who plans to write an article on the show. A multitude of technical problems in the "Bombshell" "friends and family" performance may end up delaying the first preview show, which Tom wants to avoid at all cost as he sees a delay in preview as a public declaration of failure. Tom does whatever he needs to in six hours to correct all the technical problems to be able to satisfy Eileen to go through with the preview as planned. One of those technical problems, a wardrobe malfunction, ends up being something that Eileen and Julia want left in, as Marilyn in the nude adds a sense of vulnerability to the character. They leave it up to Ivy to decide if she will agree to this change. With Tom feeling like he alone has to ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Karen Cartwright: About before. This isn't just right now for me. What I feel with you, I... I wanna be with you for a long time. You have to open up with me,
[shakes her head]
Karen Cartwright: I can't do this otherwise. You have to let me know who you are.
Jimmy Collins: I'm sorry.
[shrugs]
Karen Cartwright: [regards him for a while, disappointed] I'm sorry, too.
[goes off]
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Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Broadway, Here I Come
(uncredited)
Written by Joe Iconis
Performed by Krysta Rodriguez
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