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'Smash' Soundtrack To US Hit TV Show Set For May UK Release

Monday, 23 April 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
'Smash' Soundtrack To US Hit TV Show Set For May UK Release

The highly anticipated soundtrack to the US hit television show 'Smash' is to be released in the UK on 21st May, and will feature stars Katharine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) and other cast members performing the original music created for the show’s narrative and for the musical-within-a-musical. The NBC series has already been renewed for a second season, and the first 15-episode series is being aired in the UK on Sky Atlantic from Saturday 21st April at 9-10pm.

'Smash' celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theatre as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire: to be a ‘Smash’. Evolving from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, the show centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe – the series unites the hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (played by Debra Messing, Emmy winner, Will & Grace) and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle, Legally Blonde: The Musical) with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston, Oscar winner, Prizzi’s Honor) to create this new musical. A rivalry soon forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty Karen (Katharine McPhee,American Idol) – who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds – and stage veteran Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty, 9 to 5: The Musical), who's determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break.
Highlighted on the album will be the Broadway-caliber songs written for the series by Tony and Grammy winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The 'Smash' album will also include some of the pop tunes that have been adapted for the show, such as Christina Aguilera’s 'Beautiful', the show-stopping song that Karen sings so effectively for her audition that she is plucked, literally, from obscurity to audition for the musical’s starring role.
Among the other songs included on the soundtrack are the charming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, sung by Hilty as the character of Marilyn and Will Chase performs as the actor playing her new husband, Joe DiMaggio.  McPhee gotpulses pounding when she was featured in a Super Bowl promo spot singing the sultry Touch Me. And one of the season’s most attention-getting songs has been the stunning 'Let Me Be Your Star', seen in the pilot and sung simultaneously by Hilty and McPhee. In addition, Hilty’s show-stopping performance of Crazy Dreams will also be included on the soundtrack.
The 'Smash' soundtrack track-listing in full:
1) 'Touch Me' featuring Katharine McPhee
2) 'Stand' featuring Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom
3) 'Who You Are' featuring Megan Hilty
4) 'Crazy Dreams' featuring Megan Hilty
5) 'Beautiful' featuring Katharine McPhee
6) 'Haven't Met You Yet' featuring Nick Jonas
7) 'Shake It Out' featuring Katharine McPhee
8) 'Brighter Than the Sun' featuring Katharine McPhee
9) 'Let Me Be Your Star' featuring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty
10) '20th Century Fox Mambo' featuring Katharine McPhee
11) 'Mr & Mrs Smith' featuring Megan Hilty and Will Chase
12) 'Let’s Be Bad' featuring Megan Hilty
13) 'History Is Made At Night' featuring Megan Hilty & Will Chase
The cast also features Jack Davenport (This Life, and Pirates of the Caribbean films), Raza Jaffrey (MI-5, Sex and the City 2), Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek the Musical) and Jaime Cepero (Porgy & Bess). In addition to Spielberg, the executive producers include Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), David Marshall Grant (Brothers & Sisters), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (United States of Tara, The Borgias) and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can).

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