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‘SMASH’ Musical Aims for Broadway

Great news for musical theater fans: SMASH is headed to Broadway! The stage adaptation of the beloved musical television series will arrive as part of the 2024-2025 season. This exciting development has fans of the show and theater enthusiasts alike buzzing with anticipation. In this article, we’ll explore what we know so far about SMASH’s journey to Broadway and what fans can expect from this highly anticipated production.

The Smash Musical Legacy

For those who may not be familiar, SMASH is a musical drama series that premiered on NBC in 2012. The show followed the creation of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, from the initial concept to opening night. The series was notable for its star-studded cast, which included Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, and Katharine McPhee, as well as its original songs and performances.

Since its cancellation in 2013, SMASH has developed a cult following among musical theater fans. Many have long hoped for a stage adaptation, and now that dream is finally becoming a reality. Producers announced that SMASH will debut on Broadway as part of the 2024-2025 season. However, an exact date and theater have yet to be confirmed.

Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron Join the Production Crew

One of the most exciting aspects of the SMASH stage adaptation is the creative team behind it. The show’s original executive producers, Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron, are all involved in the Broadway production. In addition, Joshua Bergasse, who choreographed the dance numbers on the television series, will be choreographing the stage version as well.  Bob Martin wrote the book. Martin is known for Tony-winning writer known for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone and The Prom.

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A Big Boon for Broadway

In addition to the excitement around SMASH’s Broadway debut, this production has the potential to be a big draw for tourism in New York City.  Broadway shows are a major attraction for visitors to the city. A beloved musical like SMASH is sure to bring in audiences from all over the world. 

Overall, the news that SMASH is headed to Broadway is a thrilling development for musical theater fans. With its star-studded creative team and beloved source material, this production is sure to be a hit. Whether you’re a longtime SMASH fan or just discovering the show for the first time, this is one Broadway production you won’t want to miss. 

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