It’s been just over two years since Smash ended on NBC, but the show’s fans have a new reason to rejoice: “Bombshell” might be on its way to Broadway for real! In their announcement of the show’s development for the stage, Richard Greenblatt and Jimmy Horowitz of Universal Stage Productions mentioned the show’s “rabid fan base” as a motivation for the show’s new life on stage. “We’re thrilled to be able to keep the dream alive as we work towards bringing ‘Bombshell’ to theatre audiences,” said Greenblatt. This new iteration of “Bombshell” has not yet been cast, although Joshua Bergasse, an Emmy winner and Tony nominee, will continue as the show’s choreographer.
This announcement follows close on the heels of the successful one-night-only concert performance of “Bombshell” at the Minskoff Theatre, which featured much of the TV show’s original cast. The New Yorker lauded it as “the best Broadway musical that doesn’t exist” in the days after its successful performance. At the time of the concert performance, the show contained music without a book, although one is being written for the Broadway production.