NBC to Drop Smash Cast Album for Fictional Musical Bombshell
The musical-within-the-show makes its album debut.
NBC and Columbia Records have announced that they will be releasing a 22-track cast recording of the fictional musical Bombshell, the show-within-a-show that serves as the focal point of the hit TV show Smash, on February 12.
The album, handed out at yesterday's Television Critics' Association press tour, will feature music from both seasons of Smash, and the voices of stars Katherine McPhee (American Idol) and Megan Hilty (9 to 5) as well as other Smash, or rather Bombshell, cast members.
Season 2 of Smash will premiere on NBC on February 5th, right before the album drops. The all-star cast includes the Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (Will and Grace) as Julia Houston as well as Broadway veteran Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Tom Levitt. They will be joined by more heavy hitters, like Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), and Emmy Award winner and Messing's fellow Will and Grace alum Sean Hayes.
If you're itching for spoilers, check out the track listing below for hints of the new material:
1. Let Me Be Your Star (Extended Intro)
2. At Your Feet
4. Never Give All The Heart
5. The 20th Century Mambo
6. The National Pastime
7. History is Made at Night
8. I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl
9. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
10. Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking
11. On Lexington & 52nd St
12. Cut, Print...Moving On
13. Public Relations
14. Dig Deep
15. Second Hand White Baby Grand
16. They Just Keep Moving The Line
17. Let's Be Bad
18. The Right Regrets
19. (Let's Start) Tomorrow Tonight
20. Our Little Secret
21. Hang The Moon
22. Don't Forget Me
We may have to wait until February to find out the fates of our heroines Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, but we already know the fate of Julia Houston's scarves (rest in peace.) These on-set photos should tide us over.