Jack Davenport News

Theresa Rebeck Departs as Writer, Producer for SMASH
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2012

Last month, it was reported that SMASH creator and executive producer Theresa Rebeck would step down as showrunner for the television show before it returns for its second season. At the time, it was indicated that Rebeck would continue writing and producing for the show, but as the writer told Vulture, she's focusing on other projects and will not return in any capacity for SMASH's second season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - 'Bombshell the Musical' Debuts on 5/7 SMASH
by Stage Tube - May 02, 2012

On this Monday's episode of SMASH, viewers will finally get their first look at 'Bombshell,' the Marilyn Monroe musical at the heart of NBC's new musical drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: SMASH 'Preview' Episode Featuring Marc Kudish
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2012

On the May 7 episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Previews', 'Bombshell' faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). (more...)

SMASH Recap: View Last Night's Episode and Performance Highlights!
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2012

Last night's episode of SMASH was full of surprises for the cast and crew of 'Bombshell'. If you missed any of the drama, be sure to catch up now! (more...)

SOUND OFF: Another Op'nin', Another SMASH
by Pat Cerasaro - May 01, 2012

Kicking off the plot-packed night, Cole Porter's classic KISS ME, KATE showbiz paean "Another Op'nin', Another Show" was given a full-bodied and exciting rendition by Christian Borle - with a gloriously accentuated arrangement courtesy of SMASH songwriter Marc Shaiman; seemingly channeling Barbra Streisand and Peter Matz - and, with that, the SMASH train left Manhattan and hit Boston for the tryout of the musical-within-the-series, BOMBSHELL. While Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) may play the director of the show, Derek (Jack Davenport), better than she does her actual role in the musical - Marilyn Monroe - she is not the only member of the rich and varied ensemble on SMASH to be playing or being played (or both) - or hitting the occasional wrong note or two. With only two episodes left in Season One, the threads are being wrapped up into what is shaping up to be a pleasingly complex and colorful tapestry. (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW Exclusive - Leslie Odom Jr. in SMASH 'Preview' Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos of the May 7th episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Previews', featuring Drama Desk Nominee Leslie Odom Jr! (more...)

SMASH Soundtrack to be Released Today, May 1!
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2012

BC and Columbia Records' soundtrack from the first season of NBC's musical hit SMASH (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) will be released today, May 1. (more...)

New Music From Tonight's SMASH Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The new featured song from tonight's episode of NBC's musical drama series SMASH (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET), is now available from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records on the iTunes store at http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash. (more...)

Photo Flash: Uma Thurman as 'Marilyn Monroe' on 4/30 SMASH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

On the April 30 episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Tech', 'Bombshell' moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point - she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. Get a first look at Uma Thurman as 'Bombshell' star Marilyn Monroe below! (more...)

SMASH's Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty to be Submitted for 'Supporting Actress' Emmy Nominations; Debra Messing for 'Leading'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

According to the Hollywood Reporter, SMASH's Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, whose characters specnt most of the season battling over Marilyn, will both be submitted in the 'Supporting Actress' category for the 2012 Emmy Awards. Debra Messing, who plays Julia, will be the only actor submitted in a 'Leading' catergory. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Megan Hilty Sings 'I'm Goin' Down' on SMASH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

On Monday night's episode of NBC's musical drama SMASH entitled 'Tech', as Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) gets ready to take center stage when Bombshell goes on the road to Boston, it looks like Ivy may lose Derek once and for all as the production's director looks to continue his track record of bedding his leading ladies. Ivy is overcome with jealous as she sings Rose Royce's 'I'm Goin' Down'. To get a first look at the performance, click here! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Uma Thurman Sings as Marilyn on SMASH!
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2012

On the Monday, April 30 episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Tech', 'Bombshell' moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point -- she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. Eileen (Anjelica Huston) faces off against Julia (Debra Messing) over the possible return of Michael Swift (Will Chase). Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.) brings Tom (Christian Borle) into the biggest battle of all - family dinner. The episode airs Monday, April 30 at 10:00 pm/ET on the NBC network. View a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos From SMASH's 'Tech' Episode
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

On the Monday, April 30 episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Tech', 'Bombshell' moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point -- she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of SMASH's 'Tech' Episode!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2012

Next week on SMASH,'Bombshell' moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point- she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. Eileen (Anjelica Huston) faces off against Julia (Debra Messing) over the possible return of Michael Swift (Will Chase). Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.) brings Tom (Christian Borle) into the biggest battle of all- family dinner. Check out a sneak peek of the episode below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW Exclusive - Photos From SMASH's 'Tech' Episode Airing 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from the April 30 episode of NBC's SMASH. In the episode entitled 'Tech', 'Bombshell' moves to Boston. Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces trouble as Derek (Jack Davenport) finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall (special guest Uma Thurman), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) reaches a turning point -- she must choose between Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Miss SMASH's 'Publicity?' Watch It Here!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2012

Last night on SMASH, Karen (Katharine McPhee) found herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman)- but could Rebecca be trusted? What would Karen's ascent mean to her relationship with Dev (Raza Jaffrey)? And would Rebecca drive Derek (Jack Davenport) insane? Eileen (Anjelica Huston) introduced new beau Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye) to ex-husband Jerry (guest star Michael Cristofer), while Julia (Debra Messing) paniced when her son Leo (Emory Cohen) went missing. Miss the episode? Catch up below! (more...)

SOUND OFF: SMASH's 1001 Bollywood Nights
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 24, 2012

This week on SMASH the show hit its peak insofar as synergy of story, plot, character and music - especially the music. Karen (Katharine McPhee) offered up a touching Snow Patrol cover, "Light Up", but the big musical moments of the show stand alongside the finest on the series so far - at least. Yes, "1001 Nights" and "Second Hand White Baby Grand" were the most captivating musical sequences on the show since the pilot's "National Pastime" and "Let Me Be Your Star", seamlessly weaving together the disparate elements of the series and amplifying the emotion into a heightened, exuberant expression of the character's deepest feelings, thoughts, hopes and wishes - exactly what the best numbers always do in the finest Broadway musicals, which SMASH is ostensibly about, more or less. The eleven episodes leading up to "Publicity" have prepared us perfectly well for the potential plights and victories about to be experienced by the colorful cast of characters as we enter the final triptych of Season One - with this one being a definite standout. Helmed by pilot director Michael Mayer and written by creator Theresa Rebeck, "Publicity" is surefire proof that SMASH has developed into a rewarding experience for the attentive viewers among us - the "1001 Nights" sequence alone so rife with detail pertaining to the entire arc of the character's journey on the show so far; and so much more - and a consistently compelling viewing experience for those seeking out great song sequences done up in a grand style. While the barebones "Second Hand White Baby Grand" was outfitted with merely rehearsal accoutrement, Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) made her big bid for the role of Marilyn Monroe in the musical-within-the-show and elicited every sentimental, sad, sweet and mournful note of perhaps the finest Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman original ballad yet to appear on the series. Yes, "1001 Nights" was the most extravagant entertainment experience presented thus far on SMASH - as promised by show stars Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston weeks ago to me themselves - but the heart and soul of the series has always remained in the big ballads - look no further than the pilot's "Beautiful" and aforementioned duet finale coup de tele-theatre - and "Second Hand White Baby Grand" was a stunning moment allowing a soul-barred Marilyn just as the characters begin to find their own new levels of intimacy in their various entanglements - romantic, familial, professional, personal and otherwise. "Publicity" proved SMASH is set to hit high gear for the Boston tryout of BOMBSHELL that will close out the first season over the course of the next three weeks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tonight's Full Bollywood Number on SMASH!
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2012

Tonight's episode of NBC's musical drama SMASH will be paying homage to 'Bollywood', the colorful movie genre of India. The episode will include an elaborate dream sequence, set to the original song 'A Thousand and One Nights' written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The dream stems from the strained relationship between Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Dev (Raza Jaffrey). Reveals series creator Theresa Rebeck, 'They have dinner in an Indian restaurant and there are Bollywood numbers playing in the videos on the wall.' Check out the full musical number below! (more...)

New Music From Tonight's SMASH Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Select songs from tonight's new episode of NBC's musical drama series "Smash" (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET), are now available from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records on the iTunes store at http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - SMASH's Bollywood Number!
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2012

The April 23rd episode of NBC's musical drama SMASH will be paying homage to 'Bollywood', the colorful movie genre of India. The episode will include an elaborate dream sequence, set to the original song 'A Thousand and One Nights' written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

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