Let her be your star. ‘Bombshell,’ the musical within the musical on NBC’s late series ‘Smash,’ is officially headed to the stage. So, would series star Megan Hilty want to be involved? She spilled her blonde ambitions EXCLUSIVELY to us!
Smash is back in the spotlight– literally! The NBC drama, which depicted the creation of a musical based upon the life of Marilyn Monroe called Bombshell, has recently found new life since its cancellation in 2013. On June 22, the series’ producers announced that they would in fact be moving forward with plans to put Bombshell on the stage in a full-scale production, and no one is more excited about that than Smash star Megan Hilty. The talented gal chatted with us EXCLUSIVELY about whether she’d like to be involved in the stage production, as well as her relationship with former costar Katharine McPhee!
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?
You guys can still be our stars! ‘Smash’ stars Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee reunited to once again bring Marilyn Monroe to the Broadway stage and we may combust. Watch video of the two golden throated gals right now!
RIP Smash. On June 8, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee and the rest of the cast of NBC’s short-lived Broadway series reunited for a concert to benefit The Actors Fund. However, this wasn’t just any concert. The one-night only event was billed as Bombshell live, also known as the show within the show about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The ladies sang all of the series’ biggest hits including, “Let Me Be Your Star,” “The National Pastime,” and, duh, “Don’t Forget Me.” Check out some of the clips if you think your musical-theater loving heart can handle it.
Christmas came early! ‘Bombshell,’ a new musical inspired by the NBC series, ‘Smash,’ is coming to Broadway. It’s time to break out your jazz hands!
Smash may have been cancelled by NBC, but in one way or another, the show must go on! Bombshell, a new Broadway musical inspired by the short-lived series, will star former Smash star, Megan Hilty, 33, in a one-night-only event. We’re so excited!
Stop reading now if you haven’t seen the final episode of ‘Smash.’ Spoilers ahead!
NBC lowered the curtains on Smash for the final time May 26, with a two-hour series finale that — in my mind — neatly wrapped up two seasons’ worth of on- and off-stage drama. And as the words of the final song echoed, the show gave us a big finish, but kept us wanting more.
The musical drama’s two-part series finale will air May 26.
If you’re wondering why the lights on Broadway are dimmed, it’s because NBC has officially announced that Smash will not be returning for a third season. Though the writing has been on the wall for a while — moving the show to Saturdays, following disappointing ratings, was not a good sign — the network finally confirmed our suspicions May 10.
Watch Karen take on the ‘Hit List’ ballad for the first time in front of a live audience — and keep your eyes peeled for a familiar face in the crowd!
We’ve been getting bits and pieces of Hit List every week on Smash this season, but on the April 2 episode, the fame-focused pop opera is finally going public! In this sneak-peek video, obtained exclusively by HollywoodLife.com, Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) take center stage for a new performance of “Broadway, Here I Come” at the Manhattan Theatre Workshop’s annual benefit — and it seems very well received.
Watch Jennifer, as Veronica Moore, bring the house down in a clip from the Feb. 26 episode of ‘Smash!’
If you haven’t been watching the second season of Smash — shame on you, by the way — allow me to show you what you’ve been missing: Next Tuesday’s episode finds Derek (Jack Davenport) in charge of a major televised concert, so naturally he calls in the big guns for help. Enter Jennifer Hudson, who rounds out her multi-episode guest stint as Broadway legend Veronica Moore with an incredible performance of “I Got Love” in this clip, obtained exclusively by HollywoodLife.com.
Katharine says Karen will have multiple shows — and multiple guys — to juggle this season!
Smash may have taken a break last week — thanks a lot, State Of The Union Address! — but NBC’s hit musical returns with an all-new episode Feb. 19, and Katharine McPhee told us there’s big drama to come, both on and off stage. “It’s not just going to be about Bombshell,” she told HollywoodLife.com on Feb. 10 at the DVF Fall 2013 show at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. “There are going to be quite a few different shows going on. And maybe perhaps a couple love triangles.”
‘Smash’ raised its curtains Feb. 5 with new characters, new songs — and, of course, new train wrecks.
Bombshell may have been a hit in Boston, but when the Smash gang returned to New York for the Feb. 5 season premiere, their Broadway dreams proved to be as alive as Marilyn Monroe herself. (Sorry, too soon?)
Krysta may be new to ‘Smash,’ but her character’s got plenty of history with the show’s star — and a potentially bumpy future.
If you’ve already watched the first hour of Smash‘s second season premiere, you’re probably asking yourself who Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) new roommate is, and where the heck she came from. Not to worry; HollywoodLife.com recently paid a visit to the NBC musical’s NYC set to get the scoop on Ana from Krysta Rodriguez, herself, and she was more than happy to help fill in our many blanks.
HollywoodLife.com talked to Katharine McPhee & Jeremy Jordan on the NYC set of ‘Smash,’ and got all the dirty details.
Dev is so last season! When Smash returns for its second season Feb. 5 on NBC, Karen (Katharine McPhee) will find herself very much involved with up-and-coming composer Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) — but don’t call it a “love story” just yet. “It’s more of a chemistry story,” Jeremy explained to HollywoodLife.com during a recent visit to the show’s NYC set. “It’s this constant tug and pull; just when you think something might happen with them, something gets in the way.”
In a recent interview with Allure The Broadway and Smash star reveals she’s a beauty product junkie–read on to find out her must haves.
Megan Hilty, 31, is a beauty fanatic. “I have to confess, I look for anything that has that little Allure sticker on it. I’m like, ‘Yup! Ok! Put it in my basket.’ I love trying new things all the time. I live on top of a Sephora so it’s bad,” she says.
The ‘Smash’ star looked fierce at the Weinstein Company’s screening of ‘Killing Them Softly,’ on Nov. 26, where she flaunted her fire engine red lips. Do YOU love the look? Vote below!
Katharine McPhee, 28, decided to make a bold statement at the Weinstein Company’s screening of Killing Them Softly. She spiced up her turquoise blouse and leather jacket with a pop of color on her lips. When we say pop, we mean with a bright, fire engine red lip color! Do you think her lip color is too much or just perfect? Sound off below!
‘Smash’ returns Feb. 5! Watch the intense 4-minute trailer here.
NBC premiered the first full-length trailer for Smash‘s second season Nov. 18 during The Voice, and while some things remain the same — Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) are still at each other’s pitch-perfect throats — it feels like an entirely different show in many respects.