Smash: The Broadway Musical is stepping from screen to stage with an upcoming industry reading under the Direction of Susan Stroman.
"Smash," which originally aired on NBC from 2012 to 2013, followed the journey of a group of talented individuals as they worked tirelessly to bring a Broadway musical to life. The show garnered a dedicated fan base and received critical acclaim for its compelling storytelling and exceptional musical numbers.
Producers of the show, Bob Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Stephen Spielberg, have promised that the Broadway production will stay true to the essence of "Smash" while also offering fresh surprises for fans. The plot will delve into the lives of aspiring actors, writers, and directors, showcasing the challenges and triumphs they face in the cutthroat world of theater.
The two industry readings will take place on September 22, led by Tony nominees Robyn Hurder, Brooks Ashmanskas, Alex Brightman and Tony winner Bonnie Milligan.
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), who wrote the songs for the series, will pen the score for the Smash: The Broadway Musical. The musical’s book is by the comedy writers, Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and Bob Martin (The Prom).
Now, the creative team behind "Smash" is ready to bring the magic of the small screen to the grand stage. With Susan Stroman at the helm, known for her Tony Award-winning direction in shows like The Producers, the show promises to make the comedy the driving force.
The two upcoming readings of Smash: The Broadway Musical will be performed at music stands. Choreography and staging will be developed in a six week workshop scheduled for February, ahead of a Broadway opening targeted for the 2024-25 season.