As soon as a TV present, ‘Smash’ to make its Broadway bow in 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitzy, fictional Broadway musical in regards to the lifetime of Marilyn Monroe that fashioned the guts of the TV present “Smash” will make the leap to an precise Broadway stage subsequent season.

Producers stated Wednesday that “Smash” is slated for Broadway within the 2024-25 season, welcome information to most of the present’s followers and the Broadway neighborhood who embraced its have a look at the inside workings of their business.

“’Smash’ is close to and pricey to my coronary heart, and it was all the time my hope {that a} musical impressed by the present would ultimately come to the stage,” stated lead producer Steven Spielberg in an announcement.

The brand new e book for “Smash” might be co-written Tony-nominated Rick Elice, who penned “Jersey Boys,” and Tony-winner Bob Martin, who received for “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

No casting for the Broadway model was revealed. The sequence on NBC lasted two seasons beginning in 2012 and starred Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Leslie Odom Jr., Krysta Rodriguez, Christian Borle and Debra Messing. The songs included ““Historical past is Made at Evening,” “Let Me Be Your Star” and “Grasp the Moon.”

Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, who wrote most of the songs for the TV present and whose credit embody the Tony-winning rating for the 2007 musical “Hairspray,” will proceed with the stage adaptation, as will unique choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who has gone on to choreograph “On The City” and “Gigi.”

Within the sequence — created by playwright Theresa Rebeck, who left after the primary season — viewers watched the lengthy technique of casting, composing, mounting and rehearsing a Broadway-bound musical, “Bombshell.”

Within the second season, a gritty, low-tech off-Broadway present referred to as “Hit Checklist” competed with “Bombshell” for the Tony Award. Since “Hit Checklist” songs included writing credit for Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Lucie Silvas — along with Shaiman and Wittman — it appears that evidently the “Hit Checklist” a part of the fictional story won’t make it to “Smash” on Broadway.

The brand new musical might be helmed by five-time Tony-winning director Susan Stroman. Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron be a part of Spielberg as lead producers.

“Ever because the present led to 2012, not every week goes by that somebody doesn’t ask us when will they see Smash as a musical. We expect we’ve provide you with one thing the die-hard sequence followers will love however that can even be thrilling for individuals who by no means noticed an episode of the present,“ Meron stated in an announcement.


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