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'Smash's Megan Hilty: 'I lose my mind all over again'

Before she became Ivy, the chorus girl desperate to headline a Broadway show on NBC's "Smash," Megan Hilty had achieved this goal.She replaced Kristin Chenoweth in "Wicked" and played the Dolly Parton character in "9 to 5." Naturally, the TV series about the making of a Broadway musical resonated with her."It seems way too good to be true," Hilty tells Zap2it. "When I initially saw the script, it made me feel like I wouldn't get it. It seemed too good to be true. It really is an honor to get to represent my community on television."Last season, Ivy was a mess, making awful choices about men and abusing pills. Though part of the creative team trying to mount this show wants Ivy to star as Marilyn Monroe, the director does not. This season, she has turned around her life."Smash" is shot in New York, and the show's guest stars are often Broadway actors, including some of...

Smash Season 2 Episode 6 “The Fringe”

Smash season 2 Episode 6 “The Read Through” airs Tuesday March 12 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 6 “The Fringe” – Derek (Jack Davenport) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Jerry’s (guest star Michael Cristofer) uneasy partnership with Eileen (Anjelica Huston) hits a snag, as does “Hit List’s” first performance at the Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) last-ditch effort to save her and Terry’s (guest star Sean Hayes) show has unexpected results. Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Daniel Sunjata and Nikki Blonsky guest star. READ MORE...

Smash Exclusive: Megan Hilty Previews New Album, Ivy's Next Move

It’s a special Tuesday for Megan Hilty. Not only will we see her character, Ivy, tussle with guest star Sean Hayes on tonight’s episode of Smash , but the singer-actress' album, It Happens All The Time, is released today. While Ivy may be all about Broadway (and the same can be said for Wicked alum Hilty), her CD takes an unexpected route. We chatted with her Monday about it and, of course, whether Ivy is ever going to get back into Bombshell ...

'Smash' Videos: Jimmy Performs 'This Will Be Our Year,' 'Hit List' Debuts at the Fringe and More

Last week's Smash ended with Eileen in mid-sentence as she made her decision on which book the Marilyn musical will use for Broadway. Will it be the one from the workshop, or the current version that's told from the point of view of the men in Marilyn Monroe's life?

Smash Season 2 Episode 5 “The Read Through”

Smash season 2 Episode 6 “The Read Through” airs Tuesday March 5 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Julia’s (Debra Messing) fears increase when Tom (Christian Borle) airs his suspicions of Peter (guest star Daniel Sunjata). Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) confront their own crisis of confidence as “Hit List” is read for the first time. Meanwhile, Ivy (Megan Hilty) realizes her triumph might not be all she hoped when she meets her new co-star, Terry Falls (guest star Sean Hayes), and Karen (Katharine McPhee) wonders if she can trust Jimmy. Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Sean Hayes, Daniel Sunjata and Nikki Blonsky guest star. READ MORE...

Smash Sneak Peek: Karen Previews the New Bombshell

With the future of Bombshell hanging in the balance (more specifically, in Eileen's hands), we don't know what to expect of the musical when Smash returns for an all-new episode Tuesday. Will it be Julia's reimagined male-driven narrative or Tom's favorite Marilyn-centric draft?

'Smash' Ends With Big Cliffhanger

Previously on "Smash" : "If you bring him the right song, you'll be famous." Karen gets the beers. The dramaturg. Presented in chronological order and without commentary, the most absurd moments from Season 2, Episode 5, "The Read-Through." Read More...

Rosie O'Donnell to Make Cameo on Smash

Rosie O'Donnell is heading to Smash . "On my way to film SMASH - love that show so much ... I am playing me - luckily I have done a lot of research ;)" she tweeted on Tuesday morning. "It's the TONY AWARDS episode," she added. An email to NBC was not immediately returned.

Smash's Jack Davenport on Derek's New Vulnerability and Dysfunctional Relationship with Ivy

Things have taken quite a turn for esteemed Broadway director Derek Wills ( Jack Davenport ) on NBC's Smash (Tuesdays at 10/9c). Last season, he was behind one of the most of the buzzed-about upcoming musicals on Broadway while also romantically involved with his leading lady, Ivy ( Megan Hilty ). Unfortunately for poor Ivy, he even enjoyed a brief affair with Hollywood royalty, and Marilyn replacement, Rebecca Duvall ( Uma Thurman ). Cut to one season later and Derek has already lost one job, a remake of The Wiz with Tony winner Ronnie Moore ( Jennifer Hudson ), his other gig, Bombshell , has been stalled for weeks, and he's been accused of sexual harassment by several stage actresses. Oh, and did we mention that he and Ivy are dunzo? "They almost do a role reversal at one point where she's completely in control and he's almost a little puppy dog for her," Hilty told last month. "It's a...

Smash Season 2 Episode 4 “The Song”

Smash  season 2 Episode “The Song” airs Tuesday Feb 26 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Derek (Jack Davenport) calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy’s (Jeremy Jordan) pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen (Katharine McPhee) orchestrates for him and Kyle (Andy Mientus). Peter (guest star Daniel Sunjata) challenges Julia’s (Debra Messing) pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother (guest star Sheryl Lee Ralph), as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for “Bombshell.” Christian Borle and Megan Hilty also star. Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Daniel Sunjata guest star. READ MORE...