The June 29 broadcast of USA Network's Royal Pains featured several songs penned by Tony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then).
Stage and screen great Cloris Leachman was a guest star in the episode, and the musical numbers were her hallucinations. The program also featured two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Henry Winkler, Brooke D'Orsay and Reshma Shetty.
Watch a clip from the musical episode below:
Royal Pains, according to production notes, “centers on young doctor Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein, What Women Want) who seems to have it all ... thriving career, beautiful girlfriend, and swank NYC apartment. With one fateful and principled decision in the ER, Hank loses it all. Months later, single and blackballed from the medical community, Hank goes for a weekend in the Hamptons with his brother (Paulo Costanzo, Road Trip). Crashing a party at a mega-mansion on the beach, Hank jumps into action when a guest requires medical attention that only he is able to diagnose. The next morning, Hank is summoned to another mansion…and then another. Hank's career is revived, but in a way he’s not exactly happy about, as he becomes the on-call doctor for the rich, famous and infamous. Anyone who's anyone in the Hamptons has a lawyer on retainer. Now meet the newest accessory – the concierge doctor.”
The series, which will offer its final episode July 6, is written and executive-produced by Andrew Lenchewski and Michael Rauch.