Marc Shaiman, composer and songwriter of Smash, will be appearing on a Comic Con music panel next weekend discussing the television show.
TV AND FILM’S TOP COMPOSERS AND SINGERS TO SPEAK AT “BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH CW3PR: PERFECT SOUND FOR TV & FILM” COMIC CON PANEL
WHAT: “Behind the Music with CW3PR: Perfect Sound for TV & Film” panel will highlight singer and composer collaborations essential to creating poignant and memorable music in TV and film. Panelists will discuss how these dynamic partnerships work, and how a singer’s voice can amplify an original score.
Attendees will receive exclusive giveaways and be the first to view (and hear) some surprise sneak peeks from upcoming projects. A fan-led Q&A will follow.
PANELISTS: Composers Robert Duncan (ABC’s “Castle,” “Last Resort” and “Missing”); Danny Jacob (Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb,” Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and Disney Channel’s “Lilo and Stitch”); Trevor Morris (Showtime’s “The Borgias,” “The Tudors,” and Relativity’s “Immortals”); Marc Shaiman (New Line Cinema’s “Hairspray,” NBC’s “Smash,” Paramount Picture’s “The Addams Family”); iZLER (ABC’s “Revenge,” Showtime’s “Shameless”) Michael Penn (HBO’s “Girls,” Overture Film’s “Sunshine Cleaning,” and New Line Cinema’s “Boogie Nights”); singers Lisbeth Scott (HBO’s “True Blood,” 20th Century Fox’s “Avatar” and Paramount Pictures’ “Iron Man 2”); and Laura Dickinson (Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb,” “The Emperor’s New School” and Universal Pictures upcoming “Pitch Perfect”).
MODERATORS: Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, creators of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb.”
WHERE & WHEN: SUNDAY, JULY 15
Panel in the San Diego Convention Center Room 7AB from 3:00-4:00pm
Press Room in the Hilton Bayfront Hotel AQUA room from 4:30-5:30pm (credential required)
Next week’s (March 12) ‘Chemistry’ episode of ‘Smash’ finds Karen, played by ‘American Idol’ star Katharine McPhee, feeling down and out about struggling to make ends meet as a Broadway actress. In a bid to make some extra cash, the performer picks up a bar mitzvah gig, where she sings her troubles away with a cover of Florence + the Machine’s feel-good hit ‘Shake It Out.’ But you don’t need to wait until next week to hear the new cover … we’ve got the exclusive song premiere right here on AOL Music!
Apparently, Florence’s message really hits home for Karen, who has a revelation about her passion for performance, despite that whole “starving artist” thing. “Believe it or not, when I was told I was going to sing with a bar mitzvah band, I thought, ‘What could we do?’ Of course everyone thought it should be an old standard but the label and I put our heads together to think what might be very cool and also fun,” McPhee told AOL Music of the song selection process for the scene.
“We went through a bunch of songs and when I heard this last year, I knew we had to do it. Florence + the Machine’s record had not come out yet but we had heard the song and thought this would be amazing especially in this setting,” the singer/actress shared, adding, “So far this is one of my favorites.”
It’s one of our favorites, too! Listen to the ‘Smash’ rendition of ‘Shake It Out,’ and be sure to click over to both Katharine and Florence’s Sessions performances in our AOL Music studios!
“Let’s Be Bad” – Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev (Raza Jaffrey) at a high-powered government party. The drama between Michael (guest star Will Chase) and Julia (Debra Messing) heats up, as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Tom’s (Christian Borle) ambitious assistant Ellis (Jaime Cepero) forge an alliance. Ivy (Megan Hilty) senses trouble in her relationship with Derek (Jack Davenport). Will Chase guest stars.
Anjelica will be a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, February 20!
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"Let Me Be Your Star"
(Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty)