So you know “Smash” was a TV series about a Broadway show that finally opened on fictional Broadway after many soap opera like developments. Along the way, “Smash” became a cult favorite, although not a ratings hit.
Now “Smash,” very meta- meta, will come to Broadway in the 2024-2025 season. The great Susan Stroman is directing. Rick Elice and Bob Martin, who know how to meta- meta anything, are writing the show about a show called “Bombshell,” based on the novel by Garson Kanin. Steven Spielberg and Neil Meron are producing it, along with Bob Greenblatt. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are writing the songs.
What could go wrong with that gang?
So who will play all those TV roles? The TV series starred Angelica Huston, Debra Messing, Will Chase, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, and so on. The last two could actually wind up being in the Broadway show, who knows? And Donna Murphy should play the Huston role. Otherwise, maybe there will be a documentary about the making of “Smash” about the making of “Bombshell” about the making of….It could go on and on!