TV's 'Smash' musical to be made into a real stage show

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitzy, fictional Broadway musical featured in the TV show "Smash" might actually find its way to a stage.

Universal Stage Productions said Monday it will develop "Bombshell," about the life of Marilyn Monroe, into a musical. No casting was announced, and a book writer will be announced shortly.

The original songs on the TV show by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, whose credits include their Tony-winning score for the 2007 musical "Hairspray," will continue, as will choreographer Joshua Bergasse.

"Smash" is a production of Universal Television. The series on NBC lasted two seasons and starred Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle and Debra Messing.