Hit List, a fictional musical created in the second season of NBC's Smash, received its actual world premiere as a 54 Below concert on December 8. The sold-out concert stars Smash cast members Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez, as well as Carrie Manolakos, Molly Hager, Eric Michael Krop, Julia Mattison, Monet Julia Sabel, and Eric William Morris. The event, which will also take place December 9, is presented by Smash show runner Josh Safran, writer Julia Brownell, and 54 Below director of programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper.

Hit List is described as "a modern fable about identity and the price of fame, tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there."