Is Smash’s Fictional Musical ‘Bombshell’ Headed to the Great White Way ?

Katharine McPhee in ‘Bombshell’ (Photo: Jay Brady/The Actors Fund via The Broadway Blog.)

Katharine McPhee in ‘Bombshell’ (Photo: Jay Brady/The Actors Fund via The Broadway Blog.)

Is Broadway ready for Marilyn Monroe? Following the well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of Bombshell from the NBC television series Smash, Universal Stage Productions has begun development on Bombshell as a musical for the stage.

The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jimmy Horowitz, President of Universal Pictures, who run Universal Stage Productions together.

In the wake of the June 8 benefit concert, the New Yorker proclaimed Bombshell “the best Broadway musical that doesn’t exist,” and the New York Post said, “Technically there was never a Marilyn Monroe musical, but after a production like this, maybe there should be.”

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