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‘Smash’ Video: Katharine McPhee Performs ‘Broadway, Here I Come’

Fri, March 29, 2013 10:48am EDT by Andy Swift 5 Comments
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Courtesy of NBC

Watch Karen take on the ‘Hit List’ ballad for the first time in front of a live audience — and keep your eyes peeled for a familiar face in the crowd!

We’ve been getting bits and pieces of Hit List every week on Smash this season, but on the April 2 episode, the fame-focused pop opera is finally going public! In this sneak-peek video, obtained exclusively by, Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) take center stage for a new performance of “Broadway, Here I Come” at the Manhattan Theatre Workshop’s annual benefit — and it seems very well received.

The episode, appropriately titled “The Parents,” finds Karen’s dad making a surprise visit to the big city, which is sure to make things more complicated for the other men in his daughter’s life. Not only is Mr. Cartwright seen exchanging uncomfortable pleasantries with Derek (Jack Davenport) in this clip, but the promo for the episode reveals we’ll be learning about Jimmy’s “bad news” history. Needless to say, papa doesn’t approve — and he will preach.

Also on the “parents” front, Ivy (Megan Hilty) will also have to deal with the awkward repercussions of her mother (Bernadette Peters) coming to town to co-star in Bombshell. If you thought Marilyn Monroe had a rough relationship with her mom, just you wait.

WATCH Karen Perform ‘Broadway, Here I Come’ Below:

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Karen’s rendition of the song? Do you like it better than when Jimmy sang it? And let’s draw some battle lines: Are you Team ‘Hit List,’ or Team ‘Bombshell’? Drop a comment below!

— Andy Swift

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