As Rebecca immerses herself further into the project, she demands change after change to turn it more into a play and less as a musical to work toward her own strengths, or more precisely ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Mayer

Writers:

Theresa Rebeck (creator), Theresa Rebeck | 1 more credit »

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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
Raza Jaffrey ... Dev Sundaram
Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Houston
Jaime Cepero ... Ellis Boyd
Anjelica Huston ... Eileen Rand
Uma Thurman ... Rebecca Duvall
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Sam Strickland
Thorsten Kaye ... Nick Felder
Emory Cohen ... Leo Houston
Sean Dugan ... Randall Jones
Michael Cristofer ... Jerry Rand
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As Rebecca immerses herself further into the project, she demands change after change to turn it more into a play and less as a musical to work toward her own strengths, or more precisely to steer away from her weakness as a singer. Rebecca also befriends Karen, who, to the media, becomes Rebecca's new BFF to the point of speculation that they are lovers. Regardless, Karen welcomes her new friend, being able to bask in the media limelight for whatever reason and enjoy the trappings associated with being with a movie star. However, the "forever" part of BFF might not fit into Rebecca's grand plan. Unknown to Rebecca, there are others behind the scenes that are maneuvering for Ivy to emerge the star despite Derek's seeming obsession with Karen in the role. Rebecca and Karen's friendship also has an effect on Karen and Dev's relationship. Meanwhile, Eileen gets a head's up from Ellis that Jerry will be attending the same social function as her. Rather than it be an awkward situation, she... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

TV-14
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Ivy Lynn: You wanna come?
Karen Cartwright: I can't. I'm having dinner with Rebecca. And Dev. I want her to meet him.
Ivy Lynn: Wow, that's bold. Since you're dating both of them.
[Karen chuckles]
Ivy Lynn: Kidding, kidding.
[chuckles]
Karen Cartwright: Funny. It's so weird that they write that stuff, I mean, I don't want people to think that's real. My parents called three times to find out if I was a lesbian.
Ivy Lynn: [smirks] You'd better get used to it. You're on your way.
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On Lexington & 52nd Stret
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Written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Performed by Tony Yazbeck
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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