‘Smash’ TV Series Adapted Into Broadway Musical
The hit television show starring Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing is heading to The Great White Way as a stage musical adaptation is confirmed to be in the work.
- May 22, 2020
AceShowbiz – A new musical based on TV series “Smash” is headed to Broadway.
Producers Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, and Neil Meron will oversee the live stage adaptation of the hit NBC musical-within-a-musical series, with original songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman on board to pen the score.
The new stage show will apparently depart slightly from the TV show’s original storyline, but the main characters, writers Julia and Tom and actresses Ivy and Karen, will still be central to the story.
No further plot details for the show have been announced.
“I am personally thrilled to be a part of this musical and its road to Broadway,” Spielberg said in a statement. ” ‘Smash’ is near and dear to my heart, and it seems fitting that a new musical inspired by what we did on the show would eventually come to the stage.”
“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with this incredible creative team and my producing partners, who began the ‘Smash’ journey with me over ten years ago.”
“Smash” starred Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, and Jack Davenport, with McPhee as a Broadway ingenue and Hilty a stage veteran, both vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe.
The news comes one day after the 2015 charity concert of the musical streamed for audiences as a fundraiser for The Actors Fund.