“Bombshell” is finally coming to Broadway, for real. The musical set within the world of NBC’s “Smash” is getting a real Broadway debut in a one-night-only benefit performance, according to Playbill. The event is expected to feature cast members from “Smash” reprising their performances, including the drama’s original Marilyn Monroe, Megan Hilty.
“Smash” took viewers behind the scenes of the fictional musical production “Bombshell,” the story of Marilyn Monroe. Throughout its two-seasons run, there were 22 original songs and choreographed musical numbers for “Bombshell” presented. While not all of them made the final cut on televison, all 22 will make it to the stage.
Emmy award-winning “Smash” choreographer is on board to bring back and finalize the choreography seen on the show, while “Smash” creator Theresa Rebeck is the playwright. Marc Shaiman wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Scott Wittman. “Bombshell” is produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
During its initial two-year run on NBC, “Smash” featured a bevy of Broadway stars in its cast beyond Hilty, including Christian Borle, Will Chase, Ann Harada, Jeremy Jordan, Brian d’Arcy James, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez.
The live performance of “Bombshell” will take place June 15, 2015 in New York City at a venue to be determined, and will benefit The Actors Fund. Tickets will be available starting in early 2015 and can be purchased at actorsfund.org/bombshell.
Related stories from TheWrap: