Smash-ing News! Bombshell to Play New York

first_imgIt’s time for a Bombshell revival…already?! The fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from the NBC drama Smash will come to life again in a one-night-only concert in the Big Apple next year to benefit The Actors Fund. Cast and venue information for the June 15 event will be announced at a later date. The series starred American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee and Broadway favorite Megan Hilty as the Marilyn hopefuls, as well as Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Anjelica Huston, Andy Mientus and Jack Davenport. Here’s hoping at least some of those faces will make an appearance! Throughout the course of its run, we heard 22 original songs written for Bombshell, penned by Tony and Grammy-winning team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The numbers included “Let Me Be Your Star,” “Dig Deep,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” and “Don’t Forget Me.” View Comments Smash premiered in February 2012 and followed the conception, development and Broadway life of the Marilyn Monroe bio-musical. Among the ladies to have donned the platinum blonde wig during Bombshell’s course were Ivy Lynn, a Broadway alum looking for her big break (Hilty), Karen Cartwright, a wide-eyed newcomer from Iowa (McPhee) and film star Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman, because of course). The show’s second season introduced Kyle and Jimmy (Mientus and Jordan), a singer-songwriter duo who write Hit List, a new Broadway-bound musical that ultimately competes with Bombshell at the (fake/super campy) Tony Awards. The series concluded after two seasons in May 2013. This isn’t the first concert presentation of a fake musical to follow the series’ cancellation. In December 2013, 54 Below presented Hit List, featuring Smash alums Jordan, Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez, as well as Carrie Manolakos.last_img

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