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The Nominations 

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) Award winners, which many see as a precursor to the Tonys, have just been announced. The results amp up the strategies each team uses in securing that coveted... See full summary »


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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
Jeremy Jordan ... Jimmy Collins
Anjelica Huston ... Eileen Rand
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Sam Strickland
Krysta Rodriguez ... Ana Vargas
Luke Macfarlane ... Patrick Dillon
Michael Cristofer ... Jerry Rand
Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Houston
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Agnes
Mary Testa ... Hostess
Mara Davi ... Daisy Parker


The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) Award winners, which many see as a precursor to the Tonys, have just been announced. The results amp up the strategies each team uses in securing that coveted Tony nomination. Each of the individual members of the "Bombshell" and "Hit List" teams make some moves - some calculated, some unwitting - that may place them in a bad light, especially in how they deal with their main competition. Regardless of the OCCs, Tom may have problems getting a Tony nomination because of the less than friendly or ethical encounters he has with movie and Broadway star Patrick Dillon, who is on the Tony nominating committee. Thus it may not be good timing for Tom to admit or act upon the fact that he has a crush on "straight" Patrick, whose sexual orientation has been in question by the public. Jerry wants to use the OCCs that "Hit List" won for his advertising campaign for the Tonys, which does not include pushing for Kyle, who he says is getting no buzz. As such, Jimmy ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Musical








Release Date:

26 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Derek Wills: Karen.
[gets up]
Derek Wills: You need to tell her to back off.
Karen Cartwright: No, I don't.
Derek Wills: Well, at least tell her that she's gonna destroy her own career as well as mine if she doesn't stop this.
Karen Cartwright: Well, maybe some things are more important than a career. Like self-respect.
Derek Wills: Yeah, maybe.
Derek Wills: Look, Ana is a talented girl. If she's patient, things will pick up for her.
Karen Cartwright: [shakes her head] It's too late, Derek. It's all coming down on you now.
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References Imitation of Life (1934) See more »


Rewrite This Story
Written by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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