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Posted on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 11:28 a.m.

'Smash' season premiere will feature U-M grads' song

By Jenn McKee

A song called "Caught in the Storm," written by two University of Michigan grads, Benj Pasick and Justin Paul, will be featured in the season premiere of "Smash" on NBC, airing Tuesday, Feb. 5. Additional Pasek and Paul songs will be featured throughout the season.

Most recently, Pasek and Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of "A Christmas Story," which opened on Broadway this past fall, and an original off-Broadway musical called "Dogfight." On television, they've provided songs for "Sesame Street" and "Johnny and the Sprites."

Listen to "Caught in the Storm," sung by "Smash" star Katharine McPhee:

And here's a trailer for Season 2:


Jenn McKee

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 8:20 p.m.

Two other U-M connections to Tuesday's season premiere of "Smash": aspiring theatrical writer Kyle, played by U-M grad Andy Meintus, will be introduced; and Saline native and U-M grad Brynn O'Malley will play an agent that will reportedly be "dancing on a table" in the second half of the episode.


Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:04 a.m.

Jenn, Thanks for posting this info..SMASH is my favorite TV glad it's back!!!