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The Read-Through 

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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... See full summary »

Director:

David Petrarca

Writers:

Theresa Rebeck (creator), Liz Tuccillo | 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
Krysta Rodriguez ... Ana Vargas
Andy Mientus ... Kyle Bishop
Sean Hayes ... Terry Falls
Michael Cristofer ... Jerry Rand
Thorsten Kaye ... Nick Felder
Jason Kravits ... Timothy
Veanne Cox ... Actress
Nikki Blonsky ... Margo
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Tom and Julia are in Jerry's office, the poster behind them is for Spring Awakening. Andy Mientus (Kyle) has starred in three productions of the show. See more »

Quotes

Karen Cartwright: [the two of them on rooftop, she sighs] If you wanna blame me, you should. I pushed for this. I never asked if you were ready.
Kyle Bishop: [staring out over city] I thought I was. That's the problem.
[shakes head]
Kyle Bishop: How can you be so bad at something you love so much?
Karen Cartwright: This was your first try.
Kyle Bishop: No.
[shakes head]
Kyle Bishop: I don't have it. You and Jimmy do. You had it from birth. I don't.
Karen Cartwright: I didn't have it. I had to work for it. Hard. Singing lessons, dance lessons, acting classes. You can't just... expect to wake up one day ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Caught In The Storm (Smash Cast Version) [Feat. Katharine McPhee]
(uncredited)
Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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