Saturday, June 22, 2024

Broadway Cult TV Show “Smash” Coming to Broadway in 2024 Directed by Susan Stroman


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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