Concert of Smash's Bombshell Musical Will Take Place Sooner Than Originally Announced
Marilyn Monroe comes to the stage for one night only.
The forthcoming one-night-only concert of Bombshell, the fake musical within the short-lived Broadway-themed television series Smash, has had its date moved up to June 8. The evening, which benefits the Actors' Fund, was originally announced for June 15.
Featuring a full score by Tony-winning Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can scribes Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, excerpts from Bombshell were seen throughout the NBC network drama's first and second seasons, which aired in 2012 and 2013. The musical explores the life of actress Marilyn Monroe from her childhood to her untimely death.
On Smash, Bombshell won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical, for Megan Hilty's character, Ivy Lynn. A cast recording of the score as heard on the show, featuring Hilty along with Katharine McPhee, Bernadette Peters, Christian Borle, Julian Ovenden, and more, was released in 2013.
The Bombshell concert is the second time a musical from Smash has been performed onstage. Hit List, a show that featured prominently in the series' second season, was performed at 54 Below featuring Smash cast members Jeremy Jordan and Krysta Rodriguez.
Casting and location will be announced in the coming months.