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Smash musical Bombshell officially being developed for the stage

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Smash lives….well sorta! Following their well-received concert a few weeks ago in New York, producers of Bombshell, the musical within the musical of Smash, have announced their intentions to officially develop it as a stage production. “There is a still a lot of love for Smash and a rabid fan base out there, and we’re thrilled to be able to keep the dream alive as we work towards bringing Bombshell to theatre audiences,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers on Smash and producers of the Bombshell concert, will lead the development of the stage musical while Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman (Hairspray) will reprise their roles as composer and co-lyricists. 

Steven Spielberg, an EP on Smash who hoped it would yield an actual Broadway musical, “will be involved in the new stage production of Bombshell,” according to the release. 

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