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DaveyG
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Bombshell Benefit Concert#201
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:25pm

According to the rules, the songs written for the television show would not be eligible since they were composed for another medium. Only new songs would be eligible and to qualify for best original score, 51% would have to be new. Love the score!

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#202
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:41pm

But I know that from the beginning, they had made it clear that they had plans to possibly bring the show to theaters. Or at least that's what I read during the 1st season of the show. And the music was written for the stage within the TV show, I'm just curious if it would be petitioned or just considered not eligible.

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#203
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:44pm

I would love for Bombshell to come to the stage. But a book NEEDS to be written. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#204
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:50pm

They didn't write a book for the concert because it wasn't necessary, but if they did an actual complete production, it's quite obvious that a book would be written. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#205
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:53pm
And we have to keep in mind that the score is KILLER and very difficult to perform with all of that choreography! I imagine a few songs would be cut or shortened, and a few songs added and rearranged here and there to give "Marilyn" a break.

And, her life has to fit into 2-3 hours too. And, it's more difficult to write a songs first, then a book.

And to give her a break, the "Marilyn" may need to not perform matinees.

(Here I am talking about it like it's real musical Bombshell Benefit Concert)

Updated On: 6/10/15 at 05:53 PM
DaveyG
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Bombshell Benefit Concert#206
Posted: 6/10/15 at 5:59pm

I would think that since it was written for and paid for by NBC for a television series (even though it's a program about a Broadway musical), that it would not be eligible for original score.  I'm sure the producers would petition and who knows, maybe they'd get their way…stranger things have happened. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#207
Posted: 6/10/15 at 7:25pm

TV, concept album and starry concert. Not gonna get original score- but it wouldn't necessarily need it.

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#208
Posted: 6/10/15 at 9:15pm

Why would it have to be "Bombshell" in order to get these songs on Broadway? How about a show about a misguided attempt to create a TV show about creating a Broadway show, opening up the possibility of not only including other songs from Smash, but allowing Andy Meintus to rise from the dead? And include subplots about cast members going on to do other things, or attempting to do other things, with a Harvey Weinstein type villain thrown into the mix. Then everybody comes together for the big concert at the end.


On second thought, that may be a little too far fetched. So, never mind.


 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#209
Posted: 6/10/15 at 9:20pm

"Why would it have to be "Bombshell" in order to get these songs on Broadway? How about a show about a misguided attempt to create a TV show about creating a Broadway show, opening up the possibility of not only including other songs from Smash, but allowing Andy Meintus to rise from the dead? And include subplots about cast members going on to do other things, or attempting to do other things, with a Harvey Weinstein type villain thrown into the mix. Then everybody comes together for the big concert at the end."


I sense the birth of a new format... THE BROADWAY, WEEKLY, SERIALIZED, EPISODIC SPECTACULAR!! 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#210
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:33am

If Bombshell did come to Broadway the keys would need to be lowered or some things would have to be head voiced to do it eight times a week. The score while of the best ones written fairly recently is amazing it would be crazy difficult for whoever plays Marilyn (hopefully Megan if it comes) to sing night after night. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#211
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:55am

"If Bombshell did come to Broadway the keys would need to be lowered or some things would have to be head voiced to do it eight times a week. The score while of the best ones written fairly recently is amazing it would be crazy difficult for whoever plays Marilyn (hopefully Megan if it comes) to sing night after night. "


^What? Some of this makes sense, but then some...What? 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#212
Posted: 6/12/15 at 8:22am

Ms. Ann Harada.


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Bombshell Benefit Concert#213
Posted: 6/12/15 at 8:32am

Megan Hilty, Goddess.


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Bombshell Benefit Concert#214
Posted: 6/12/15 at 8:33am

She was fantastic!

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#215
Posted: 6/12/15 at 11:25am

"Megan Hilty, Goddess.
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 absolute perfection!!! Hitly is a Goddess!!

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Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:06pm

Megan and this song blow my mind.  Seriously out of the park on so many levels. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#217
Posted: 6/12/15 at 12:36pm

CoreyRyan I was wondering the same thing! Would BOMBSHELL be eligible for Best Score, or even Best New Musical? How much of the score would have to be replaced or redone to qualify for the "new" title...I don't know all the technical requirements...


At the end of the day it was a fun show! If this is the end for the material it was a great ride while it lasted.

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#218
Posted: 6/12/15 at 3:39pm

I suspect that, regardless of the show's eventual narrative in the TV version, the musical, if it ever gets staged, will feature Marilyn as a dual role.


This is both because this has become it's sort of famous "hook," and because of numbers like "Let Me Be Your Star," which not only focus lyrically on the duality of Marilyn and Norma Jean, but lose a lot of their punch when sung as solos and not duets.

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#219
Posted: 6/12/15 at 7:16pm

I liked the concept of one actress playing the "real" Marilyn and another the "public relations" Marilyn.


Makes me wonder how they would nominate for a Tony?

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#220
Posted: 6/13/15 at 2:01am

As for the score being eligible, they keep moving the line.  The scores of Beauty & the Beast and Aladdin were both nominated although their scores were written for movies.  Mary Poppins was not.  For State Fair they ruled that interpolated songs that had been previously heard on Broadway were not eligible, so you could only vote for songs from the two movies and the interpolated trunk songs (and despite that silliness it actually got a nomination for best score).  Jukebox musical scores are not eligible.  So I would think that the score of Bombshell, having never been heard on Broadway, would be eligible but who knows?  But since there is no Bombshell musical it's all theoretical. 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#221
Posted: 6/13/15 at 8:24am

I am sorry, I am a little dense..and also a little confused about what you meant when you said Beauty and the Best and Aladdin could be nominated but not Mary Poppins. Did you mean the rules changed at that time (which to me sounds weird because it came between the other two shows, not before or after). Or were there lesser known songs, more new material, etc.? Or some actual actors/stars singing the songs in the film, as opposed to simply animated characters.. that affected the decision?


Just curious...


 

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#222
Posted: 6/13/15 at 12:58pm

For what it's worth, Mary Poppins was ELIGIBLE for score.  It just wasn't nominated (the far superior scores for Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Curtains, and Legally Blonde were).

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#223
Posted: 6/13/15 at 3:32pm

If this show came to Broadway I would rather see the score cut and re-modified so it wouldn't be so vocally demanding then see two actors split the role of Norma/Marilyn. Even though Hilty is in her mid-30's, I'd still love to see her play Marilyn.

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#224
Posted: 6/13/15 at 4:10pm

DON'T CUT EVEN ONE NOTE OF THIS SCORE!

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Bombshell Benefit Concert#225
Posted: 6/13/15 at 4:14pm
Another problem is, Marilyn Monroe's life was so complex, and I imagine it being rather difficult to chronicle her rise to fame, her downfall, her relationships with Joe Dimaggio, Arthur Miller, and JFK (assuming her first marriage is left out), all while incorporating her struggles with being taken seriously as an actress, and her relationship with her mother.
It's a lot.

In my mind, I can imagine some of this being solved by extending the "20th Century Fox Mambo", and having bits of dialogue and scene within the number, and quickly "montage" the creation of her name, changing her appearance, signing contracts, etc.


Then, the rest of the musical can focus on her relationships and downfall (which is still a lot).

"They Just Keep Moving the Line" would be a thrilling Act 2 closer, as Marilyn, Who is just divorced , continues to struggle to get the respect that she deserves from the studio, and to be taken seriously as an actress.



Updated On: 6/13/15 at 04:14 PM