The Producers
Season 2, Episode 13
Air date April 27th, 2013
Written by Becky Mode
Directed by Tricia Brock
Featured Music The 20th Century Fox Mambo

Rewrite This Story
Broadway, Here I Come! (Pre-Reprise)
Don't Let Me Know
Broadway, Here I Come! (Reprise)
The Goodbye Song
The Last Goodbye

Episode Guide
Opening Night
The Phenomenon

The Producers is the thirteenth episode of Smash's second season and twenty-eight overall. It premiered on April 27th, 2013.


Eileen has the Bombshell  cast working hard on promotion since ticket sales are not where they want them to be. Ivy does a promotional bit with Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford, where she and the Bombshell ensemble, with a little assist from Gifford, perform "The 20th Century Fox Mambo" for several musical theater children. Ivy blows off Derek, citing her workload.

Tom  finds out from Eileen that his writing partner Julia  is planning to do "The Great Gatsby" without him. He wants to do Gatsby with her (since he no longer has that directing job for "City of Angels") and break her promise to Scott that he would produce it as a play with her. She agrees to talk to Scott. However, Scott reveals that he borrowed some money from next year's fund for Hit List  and if Hit List doesn't do well and he doesn't have a good show to follow it, namely Gatsby, he's out as director of the Manhattan Theater Workshop. Julia later tells Tom she has to keep her promise to Scott. During a Q&A hosted by Ivy, things are tense, and Tom answers a question about their partnership by saying it's over. Afterwards, Julia asks him about it and begs to be allowed to pursue the Gatsby project because it's the first thing she's done in years that has made her happy. Tom retorts that she has provided the answer to their dilemma.

Jimmy has gone on a days-long bender after he was rejected by Karen  and Derek is getting fed up with his chronic lateness, especially since they are about to do a special preview show to entice producers to take the show to Broadway. Jimmy gets angry when he finds out that Derek is auditioning understudies and potential replacements, including Karen's Bombshell friend Sam , who sings "Rewrite This Story" during his audition. Derek decides that Sam will be Jimmy's understudy.

During the show, Jimmy performs high. In the first scene, Ana  as the Diva sings "Broadway, Here I Come (Pre-Reprise) " as she shoots a gun at an unknown target. Jimmy keeps missing cues, including being late to the beginning of "Rewrite This Story " with Karen. Later, Karen and Jimmy sing "Don't Let Me Know ". During the performance of "Broadway, Here I Come " by Karen, Karen is accidentally hurt because a high Jimmy fails to catch her during a staged fall after The Diva shoots and kills Amanda. In the last scene, the cast sings "The Goodbye Song " as the spirit of Amanda walks into the light.

The various producers attending the show all pass because they think it's too dark and doesn't have enough moneymaking potential. Derek later asks Eileen if she would consider taking it to Broadway, but she declines, saying she doesn't have the money.

After the show, Derek tells Karen and Kyle that he's fed up and firing Jimmy for his behavior. Kyle asks to be the one to tell Jimmy.

Later at a cast party, Kyle tells Jimmy he's fired, and Jimmy, being high at the moment, becomes very angry. He gets on top of the bar and tells several people off, particularly Karen and Derek, and reveals to Kyle's boyfriend that Kyle has been sleeping with Tom.

Bombshell's publicist Agnes tells Eileen, who had been considering asking Tom and Julia to reduce their royalties from Bombshell, that due to the extra publicity, ticket sales are up.

Karen sits with Derek at the bar as the party has wound down. He thinks maybe he should call it a night, but Karen orders more drinks. She's somewhat flirty with him and asks him to walk her home, and they go off together, both somewhat drunk.

Kyle sings "The Last Goodbye" over a montage of various characters, including him packing up Jimmy's things and taking them over to Adam's house, Jimmy's brother and where Jimmy is currently staying. As Kyle walks back home, he walks into the path of an oncoming car.


Suspect Nominations for Tony AwardsEdit

Best Actress in a Musical

  • Audra McDonald - House of Flowers
  • Laura Osnes - Oliver!
  • Ivy Lynn - Bombshell
  • Karen Cartwright - Hit List
  • Kate Baldwin - Seesaw
  • Jennifer Damiano - Beauty Queen

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Leigh Conroy - Bombshell
  • Victoria Clark - Beauty Queen
  • Ivy Lynn - Liaisons
  • Patina Miller - House of Flowers
  • Chita Rivera - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Katie Finneran

Best Director for a Musical

  • The Mystery of Ediwn Drood - Scott Ellis
  • Pippin - Diane Paulus


Main Cast

Special Guest StarEdit

Recurring CastEdit

  • Kathie Lee Gifford as herself
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega as Agnes 
  • David Call as Adam Collins
  • Anthony Arkin as Mr. Bishop
  • Carolee Carmello as Marie Bishop


  • Wesley Taylor as Bobby
  • Savannah Wise as Jessica,
  • Montego Glover as Marissa
  • Phillipa Soo as Lexi
  • Daniels Abeles as Blake
  • Tim Wright as Today Show AD
  • Frank DeJulio as Patrick
  • Mo Brady as Gabe
  • Scarlett Bencheley as hot girl
  • Jeremy Woodard as cute guy
  • Jason Ralph as fan
  • Kevin McCollum as himself
  • Daryl Roth as herself
  • Manuel Herrera as Ed
  • Charlie Moss as gentlemen



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