Following its one night only concert, could a full blown Broadway production of ‘Bombshell,’ the musical within ‘Smash,’ actually be coming together? We’ve got the deets!
Fade in on a girl… Who is still totally obsessed with Smash. On June 8, Bombshell, the musical about Marilyn Monroe which was at the epicenter of NBC’s ill-fated series, held a one night only concert in NYC. Having sold out in presale before tickets even went on sale, the show (which reunited Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee and the rest of the cast) was considered a massive success. So, naturally, the next step is to bring it to Broadway for real, right?
Well, since everybody is doing reboots and remakes nowadays, why not revive Smash— on the Broadway stage? “I know there’s a life out there for it somewhere,” Scott Wittman, who cowrote Smash‘s music, told Entertainment Weekly.
“Even though Smash didn’t have enough viewers to allow NBC to continue it, it was still millions of people,” said Marc Shaiman, who cowrote the music with Scott. “Millions of people were hearing these songs every week, and that’s a lot of people!”
“Of course we’d love to see Bombshell have a life on the stage,” said Neil Meron, who was one of Smash‘s producers (and who you may know as the producer of a little show called The Oscars). “But we’d also like to catch our breath and then see where everyone is at.”
One person who is hardcore on board for a Bombshell future? Debra Messing, who played a lyricist on the two-season series. “There’s a real musical there, if they get a really talented book writer,” said Debra. However, Debra was appreciative to have even been able to revisit the series for just the one night. “Smash never was the show we all wanted it to be… but to be able to put it on an actual Broadway stage for the people who most loved it felt like a perfect cherry on the cake.”
We couldn’t agree more! That being said, please put Bombshell on Broadway (with Ivy playing Marilyn. Still #TeamIvy. Always #TeamIvy).
Would you want to see Bombshell on Broadway?
— Casey Mink