Apr 13, 2013 · 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 ».
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"The Dress Rehearal" is the twenty sixth episode of the American television series Smash. It was written by Julia Brownell and directed by Mimi Leder. The episode premiered on NBC on April 13, 2013, the eleventh episode of Season 2. As Tom and Julia race to ready Bombshell for previews, Tom's eagerness to prove himself may not be the best thing for the show. An on-stage mishap forces Ivy to make an important decision, while tension rises at Hit List as Karen becomes suspicious of Derek's motives
Tom Levitt has a nightmare of being unprepared and naked at the opening of Bombshell, then waking to find Ellis in bed with him. He then actually awakens, screaming, which brings Julia Houston who reminds him that it is the day of the invitation-only dress rehearsal for friends and family. Ivy Lynn wakes up in bed with Derek Wills. She says she wants to keep things between them casual. Jimmy Collins has been up for several days writing new songs for the new material that Kyle Bishop and Julia ca
There were four songs featured in the episode, all reprises of original songs. The show's in-house songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote the reprised "Let Me Be Your Star", "Our Little Secret", and "Dig Deep", while Joe Iconis wrote the reprised "Broadway, Here I Come". All four songs were previously released, "Broadway, Here I Come" as a single and the others on the cast album Bombshell.
Hilary Busis of Entertainment Weekly said of the episode, "As the old superstition goes, a bad dress rehearsal all but guarantees a great opening night. And if the opposite also happens to be true, I would keep expectations low for next week's Smash -- because tonight's episode, "The Dress Rehearsal," was season 2's best by far. The main reason: For the most part, its plot focused on backstage intrigue rather than dull relationship drama—and when the latter did intrude upon the former ...
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- Anjelica Huston
- May 15, 2012
The Dress Rehearsal is the eleventh episode of Smash's second season and twenty-sixth overall. It premiered on April 13th, 2013. Tom has a nightmare of being unprepared and naked at the opening of Bombshell, then waking to find Ellis in bed with him. He then actually awakens, screaming, which...
- April 13th, 2013
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- Mimi Leder
- Julia Brownell
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None of this is meant to be a slam against “The Dress Rehearsal,” which ended up being my favorite Smash of the season so far and, indeed, a nice step up in terms of telling stories that were...
- Emily Todd Vanderwerff
Apr 14, 2013 · Musical As the old superstition goes, a bad dress rehearsal all but guarantees a great opening night. And if the opposite also happens to be true, I would keep expectations low for next week’s...
- Hillary Busis
‘Smash’ Review: The Dress Rehearsal Archived Staff April 14, 2013 / 2:17 PM July 6, 2013 1 I’m calling this episode of Smash ‘The one that was supposed to be all about Jimmy’s dark past and Karen’s drama, but Ivy stole the show’…Regardless of what the Times review expected me to believe.
Apr 18, 2013 · Dress rehearsals can be very scary. There's a saying in the theatre, "bad dress rehearsal, good opening night." I don't believe that. I think you can have a great opening night after a bad dress rehearsal, but it certainly is nicer when you have a great opening after a great dress.