Bombshell in Concert and "Smash" reunion to be streamed online
The one-night-only streaming event will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm (ET).
Fans of the Broadway-centric NBC television series "Smash" rejoice! Bombshell in Concert will be streamed as a special one-night-only event on Wednesday, May 20 from 8pm (ET) and it will also include a virtual reunion of the original cast members of "Smash" during the show's intermission.
Bombshell was the musical featured in "Smash" that centered on the life of Marilyn Monroe and boasted original songs by Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Bombshell in Concert was staged at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City on June 8, 2015. One of the most successful fundraisers ever for The Actors Fund, the production featured fully staged musical numbers performed by stars of the television series, alongside a full orchestra and chorus.
The streaming event will be introduced by two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger and “Difficult People” star Julie Klausner is set to host the live, virtual reunion during intermission with "Smash" stars Christian Borle, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Brian d’Arcy James, Jack Davenport, Ann Harada, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Andy Mientus, Debra Messing, Leslie Odom Jr., Krysta Rodriguez, and Wesley Taylor.
Bombshell in Concert was co-directed and written by Scott Wittman, co-directed and choreographed by “Smash’s” Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Joshua Bergasse, and featured music supervision by Scott M. Riesett (under the direction of Marc Shaiman). It was produced by Emmy Award winners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who also served as executive producers on the television series.
Created by playwright Theresa Rebeck, "Smash" aired on NBC in 2012 and 2013, consisting of two seasons and a total of 32 episodes depicting life on Broadway. It was based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg, who also served as one of the executive producers for the show.
Bombshell in Concert will be streamed for free exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, and PEOPLE's Facebook and Twitter platforms, once again in support of The Actors Fund.
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