Songs From Tonight's Episode Of NBC's Musical Drama 'Smash' Available Today On iTunes
22-Song 'Bombshell' Cast Recording Out Now on Columbia Records
"Smash" Airs Tuesdays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET)
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Select songs from tonight's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series "Smash" (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET) will be available today from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records in the "Smash" iTunes store: http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash.
The two songs available from tonight's episode, entitled "The Dramaturg," include:
"Good For You" – performed by Katharine McPhee
"Dancing On My Own" – performed by Megan Hilty
The episode also features the track "Our Little Secret," which is available now on the soundtrack for Bombshell, which was released on February 12 on Columbia Records. Bombshell contains 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recording of the musical, complete with liner notes detailing the plot of Bombshell. The soundtrack features stars Katherine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), and other cast members performing the original music created for the show's musical-within-a-musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
In tonight's episode, partnerships are tested as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) asks Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek (Jack Davenport) attempts to get Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) back on his side. Ivy (Megan Hilty) finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream. Katharine McPhee also stars. Jennifer Hudson and Daniel Sunjata guest star.
"Smash," is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a "Smash." Evolving from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ("ER," "Schindler's List"), the series unites the hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (Debra Messing, Emmy winner, "Will & Grace") and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle, "Legally Blonde: The Musical") with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston, Oscar winner, "Prizzi's Honor") to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Hilty, "9 to 5: The Musical") vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (McPhee, "American Idol") for the role of a lifetime.
In Season 2, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, but they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Across the Brooklyn Bridge, Jimmy Collins (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus) are toiling away on a rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell's" biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. Guest stars in season two include Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson ("American Idol," "Dreamgirls"), Emmy winner Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace"), Jesse L. Martin ("Rent," "Law & Order"), and Liza Minnelli (Tony, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner.) In addition to Spielberg, the executive producers include Joshua Safran ("Gossip Girl"), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("United States of Tara," "The Borgias"), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Chicago," "Hairspray"), Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray," "Catch Me If You Can"), Jim Chory ("Heroes," "American Dreams") and Theresa Rebeck ("Mauritius").
"Smash" is from Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television.
The Bombshell soundtrack is available now on Amazon.com (http://smarturl.it/bombshellamzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/bombshell), as well as www.nbcstore.com, and wherever music is sold. There is also a special edition available at Target with exclusive bonus content.
The "Smash" soundtrack deal was brokered by NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
For embeddable clips and full episodes from "Smash," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/smash.
For artwork and a complete press kit from the show please visit the NBCUniversal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/.
SOURCE Columbia Records
For further information: Melissa Levine, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-7144, Melissa.Levine@sonymusic.com; or Leslie Schwartz, NBC Entertainment Publicity, +1-818-777-3233, Leslie.firstname.lastname@example.org