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NBC’s ‘The Playboy Club’ to release weekly music on iTunes

 width=‘s freshmen series “The Playboy Club” won’t just feature sexy bunnies and drama — the show will also be big on music.

Each episode of the 19-era drama about   Hugh Hefner’s iconic Playboy Club in Chicago will feature multiple performances, by both the show’s cast — mainly the club’s ‘bunny’ hostesses — and guest stars paying tribute to ‘60s music legends who once performed at the club.

In the vein of Fox’s hit musical “Glee,” the series will release the music on a weekly basis for purchase via iTunes. The show’s production company, 20th Century Fox Television, teamed with Verve , a division of Music Group, to release the tunes, the label announced on Monday.

“The Playboy Club” premieres Monday and will feature performances of ‘s “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town),” by Laura Benanti, and Ike ‘s “Shake a Tail Feather,” courtesy of guest star Karen LeBlanc.

Colbie Caillat, “The Voice” winner Javier Colon, and Raphael Saadiq are all set to appear on the series performing the music of Lesley Gore, and Sam Cooke, respectively. Tributes to Roy Orbison, Frank Sinatra, and others  are expected throughout the season.

The -based production collective the Transcenders is producing the tracks for the show, and cast vocals are being helmed by singer Richard Marx in Chicago, where the series is filmed.

 

 

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