Apparently they are now officially developing Bombshell into a full musical!! This is so exciting!!!
Great news. Gotta be Hilty!
I think this has a great potential if they take their time with this. Hopefully in <5 years we'll see something!
YES!!!! I hope they don't rush things. It really has some great potential.
"YES!!!! I hope they don't rush things. It really has some great potential."
Pretty much exactly what I said right above you.
Fantastic news. Like said above, if they don't rush this, it should be great.
Really curious to see who is going to write the book!! This is going to be awesome
Yes, please! Bring Bombshell to Broadway!
Very few shows would get me to fly to NYC to attend. The last show that got me out there was Audra in Lady Day. That being said, I would fly out to NYC to see the OBC of Bombshell. I love the score, composer, and would love to see it on stage!
I for one would be shocked if they didn't offer this to Hilty and then she take it to Broadway.
Our of curiosity, how different did the benefit concert song order vary from the album?
The concert omitted (for time reasons): -Dig Deep -Smash -Our Little Secret The concert order: Act One Let Me Be Your Star At Your Feet 20th Century Fox Never Give All the Heart National Pastime History is Made At Night Never Met a Wolf Mr and Mrs Smith Don't Say Yes Lexington and 52nd Street Moving the Line Act Two Cut Print... Public Relations Second Hand White Baby Grand Tomorrow Tonight The Right Regrets Let's Be Bad Hang the Moon Don't Forget Me The Cast Recording is a little bit different... Act One Let Me Be Your Star At Your Feet Smash Never Give All The Heart 20th Century Fox Mambo National Pastime History is Made at Night Never Met a Wolf Mr and Mrs Smith Don't Say Yes Lexington and 52nd Street Cut Print... Act 2 Public Relations Dig Deep Secondhand White Baby Grand Moving the Line Let's Be Bad The Right Regrets Tomorrow Tonight Our Little Secret Hang the Moon Don't Forget Me Note: On the television series, "Dont Say Yes" led directly into "Smash", a song designated for females in the ensemble as Hollywood starlets, not a song for Norma Jean like the cast recording says. And I think it was implied a few times in the series that Never Give All the Heart was meant to be a song towards the end of the show. And in the show, before Marilyn died, she sang a short little reprise of Second Hand White Baby Grand
I've said before that if they bring it to the stage with just one actress playing Norma / Marilyn (which I would prefer to two actresses) they need to restructure some of the score to make it more singable for an actress 8 times a week. Even Funny Girl gave Barbra some moments to catch her breath. Be it deleting some stuff; aren't there three openings to act 2? Dig Deep, Public Relations and Cut, Print, Moving On as of the concert, are all act 2 openings. Something of those could probably be removed. The whole order is messy.
If they're super smart, they rotate them. Or have them switch off roles, since according to what I've heard the Marilyn track would actually kill a mere mortal 8 times a week. So do a Hoffman/Reilly.
Why don't they just Evita this and have a Marilyn alternate? That would lessen the demand, and a single person could play Marilyn at a single performance with out cutting too much.
Yeah, the role isn't as difficult vocally as Evita - just because the range only goes to a D above high C, when Evita goes to that legendary G in New Argentina. However, both roles are incredibly demanding because of the amount of material they are given.
I certainly go the more deep approach instead of all the glitz and glamour they chose in the show. I say cut "Public Relations" and "Dig Deep" - we don't need all the production numbers. I would also advocate cutting "National Pastime" but I think that because it is part of the fantastic pilot, it will stay in.
And Megan is already a draw because of the inception on SMASH and the concept recording. I think it could actually win her a Tony, if executed well. I certainly hope it doesn't end like Scandalous.
Throw in an old time gal as Gladys (Like Bernadette or Donna) and the magic in "Hang The Moon" would be palpable.
I was thinking, and it pains me to say it because I love all of the songs, that "Cut Print" be removed, Public Relations either moved to the first act to show how Marilyn molded persona/her interaction with the press or...sadly, cut it. "They Just Keep Moving the Line" as the act one closer after to studio/Zanuck rejects her wishes for better roles/script approval, which could lead to Dig Deep as the Act One opener to reveal some time has passed and Marilyn has temporarily left Hollywood to be taken more seriously as an actress. I can also see the thought of cutting "National Pastime" show up, but they keep it anyway. I love "National Pastime" even though it has no purpose other than being a fun number!
I'd like to make sure there's a roll for Derek.
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