"Smash" Musical Bombshell to Play Broadway for One-Night-Only Benefit

News   "Smash" Musical Bombshell to Play Broadway for One-Night-Only Benefit The Actors Fund has confirmed that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce a one-night-only benefit of Bombshell, the fictional Broadway musical from the short-lived NBC musical series "Smash," June 15, 2015, in New York City.

<i>Bombshell</i> poster art
Bombshell poster art

Bombshell, which musicalizes the life story of Marilyn Monroe, features a score by Tony Award-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Standouts from the score include "Let Me Be Your Star" and "Hang the Moon."

It is expected that the one-night-only concert, which will include all 22 songs from Bombshell, will be staged at a Broadway theatre, with cast members from "Smash," including Megan Hilty, reprising their performances. The staging will also feature choreography from the series by Emmy Award-winning "Smash" choreographer Joshua Bergasse

Bombshell was one of two musicals central to the plot of "Smash," which gave viewers a dramatically compacted (and often overly heightened) insider's glimpse of the making of a new Broadway musical.

From the casting of Marilyn, to writing, re-writing, readings, rehearsals, out-of-town tryouts, back-biting interns and opening night, "Smash" featured a host of Broadway actors for its cast, including Christian Borle, Will Chase, Ann Harada, Jeremy Jordan, Brian d'Arcy James, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez and more. Numerous Broadway figures also made cameos as themselves during the series' two-year run.

Playwright Theresa Rebeck created the series and wrote the pilot for "Smash," which set the backstage story of Bombshellin motion.

Tickets for the Actors Fund benefit staging of Bombshell will go on sale in early 2015. Visit actorsfund.org/Bombshell.