‘Smash’ show ‘Bombshell’ moving closer to Broadway

It looks like the Smash musical, Bombshell, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, might be heading to Broadway after all.

At least, this is according to a recent report by the LA times which claimed that Smash “looks Broadway-bound for real.”

Here are more details from Broadway World:

“Back in June of 2015, following an Actors Fund benefit concert featuring the music of BOMBSHELL, Universal Stage Productions announced plans to begin development on the show as a stage musical, with NBC’s live musical producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron attached.

Now, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt – who has produced Broadway’s Tony-winning DEAR EVAN HANSEN, as well as SOMETHING ROTTEN! and A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER – has signed on for the project…

BOMBSHELL, created by Theresa Rebeck, features the Emmy-nominated songs “Let Me Be Your Star” and “Hang the Moon.” The recent one-night-only concert with BOMBSHELL‘s original songs included the show’s original stars Christian Borle, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing, as well as Jaime Cepero, Brian d’Arcy James, Ann Harada, Jeremy Jordan, Donna McKechnie, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Wesley Taylor.”

The musical will feature music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind Hairspray and Catch Me if You Can.

Smash - Season 2The television show starred Hilty and Katharine McPhee as aspiring Broadway stars both vying for the lead role in a musical about Marilyn Monroe. The show ran for 2 seasons and 32 episodes before being cancelled by NBC.

The first season received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography among four nominations and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let Me Be Your Star”).

But recently, Smash has been gaining more fans because the series is now streaming on Netflix.

Watch this space for more news on Smash on Broadway.