Just when you thought NBC's Smash was dead, the most convoluted part of it has been resurrected-- for a live stage show.
When Smash was first being developed, producers hoped to actually be able to bring a Marilyn musical to Broadway eventually-- after the show had been airing on NBC for a few successful years and all of the music completed. But Smash had a low-rated, hate-watch filled run which didn't exactly warrant transitioning any of its elements to another medium. Or so we thought. But today we have learned that "Hit List", the other show within the show, is actually coming to New York stages this December!
If you remember Smash, the songs for "Hit List" were insanely catchy, though it's plot was...head-scratchy at best. Series executive producer Josh Safran claimed the show included elements like stolen songs and VMA performances and an "old/new" generational feud within the music industry. But if you just listened to the songs on their own, they didn't tell that story at all. Now "Hit List" is being called "a modern fable about identity and the price of fame” that “tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there – but at what cost?" in order to sell tickets to this special performance.
"Hit List" will also include a couple of songs that never made it to air but which were written for the show last year, so true Smash fans (there are still a few of you left, right?) will not want to miss it! The performance will be at 54 Below in Manhattan, and you can get your tickets (bar or main room) now.
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