|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||April 23, 2012|
|Written by||Theresa Rebeck|
|Directed by||Michael Mayer|
|Featured Music|| Run |
A Thousand and One Night
The Movie Star
"Publicity" is the twelfth episode of Season 1, and is the 12th episode of the series overall.
The episode earned Marc Shaiman and Chris Bacon a 2012 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score).
Karen finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duval — but can Rebecca be trusted? What will Karen’s ascent mean to her relationship with Dev. And will Rebecca drive Derek insane? Eileen introduces new beau Nick to ex-husband Jerry, while Julia panics when her son Leo goes missing.
- Julia Houston - Debra Messing
- Derek Wills - Jack Davenport
- Karen Cartwright - Katharine McPhee
- Tom Levitt - Christian Borle
- Ivy Lynn - Megan Hilty
- Ellis Tancharoen - Jaime Cepero
- Dev Sundaram - Raza Jaffrey
- Eileen Rand - Anjelica Huston
- Phillip Speath as Dennis
- Savannah Wise as Jessica
- Uma Thurman - Rebecca Duvall
- Thorsten Kaye - Nick
- Michael Cristofer - Jerry
- Sean Dugan - Randall Jone
- John Proccacino - Cooper
- On Lexington & 52nd Street by Smash. Sung by Ted. (unreleased)
- Run by Snow Patrol. Sung by Karen.
- Second Hand White Baby Grand by Smash. Sung by Tom & Julia. (unreleased)
- Second Hand White Baby Grand by Smash. Sung by Karen. (unreleased)
- A Thousand and One Nights by Smash. Sung by Karen & Dev with the cast of Smash.
- Second Hand White Baby Grand by Smash. Sung by Ivy.
|“||Just call your publicist and get rid of them! And get your ass to my rehearsals on time and stop messing about with your understudy! In fact, stop messing about with me! This show is going to Broadway where it's going to be a blinding hit. I am not about to let some stupid little movie star with childish power issues stop it or me!||”|
|Pilot • The Callbacks • Enter Mr. DiMaggio • The Cost of Art • Let's Be Bad • Chemistry • The Workshop • The Coup • Hell on Earth • Understudy • The Movie Star • Publicity • Tech • Previews • Bombshell|