Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman to Develop SMASH-Inspired 'Bombshell' Benefit Concert?
Marilyn Monroe may take the stage after all.
In light of their Emmy nomination for the original song, 'Hang the Moon,' SMASH lyricists/composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are currently exploring ways to allow their pieces to live on following the show's cancellation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shaiman and Wittman have confirmed that one such route would be to develop a 'Bombshell' benefit concert, featuring the 40-plus songs they penned for the short-lived, though adamantly adored Broadway-centric series.
"A concert could feature the cast and additional performers from Broadway. That would be a wonderful way for the show to live on," Shaiman told THR, confirming that at least one unnamed charity had expressed interest.
For the original report, head on over to the The Hollywood Reporter.
SMASH is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a Broadway star.
The series featured Emmy Award winner Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor"), Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean" films), Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Peter and the Starcatcher"), Katharine McPhee ("American Idol"), Megan Hilty ("9 to 5: The Musical"), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan ("Newsies"),Andy Mientus("Spring Awakening"), Leslie OdomJr. ("Leap of Faith") and Krysta Rodriguez ("Spring Awakening").
Encores of SMASH currently air Fridays on Ovation.