Word hit earlier this week that BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical that served as an intricate plot point in the now defunct NBC series SMASH, is actually headed for Broadway. Produced for the stage by CRAIG ZADAN and NEIL MERON (who also produced the series) and featuring original songs by composers MARK SHAIMAN and SCOTT WHITTMAN, the show was recently performed as a one-night concert presentation to both critical and audience acclaim.
The press release issued by Universal Stage Productions indicated the show has not yet been cast and no time-line was given but the word is that the project definitely has a ‘green light’.
While this news seems to have surprised a lot of people, the fact is, rumors of BOMBSHELL heading to the great white way actually surfaced about three years ago. Just for giggles, we dug up the 2012 interview we did with SMASH stars KATHERINE McPHEE and MEGAN HILTY, where we asked directly what they thought about the rumors of the show-within-a-show going to Broadway. We’re not sure if they were out of the loop or just playing coy but, either way, they weren’t having it.
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Posted By: Bob Healy