Could the camp TV show ‘Smash’ still make a comeback?

Camp TV show Smash was cancelled back in 2013, but one of its stars has revealed it could still make a comeback.

Megan Hilty, who played chanteuse Ivy Lynn on the show about creating a new musical on Broadway, has revealed that there are talks about bringing the show back in some form.

Smash told the story of attempts to bring it a new musical Bombshell, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, to Broadway. The story followed a bunch of characters vying for parts in the production.

Debra Messing and Christian Borle played the songwriting duo behind the concept, while Jack Davenport played the egotistical director of the show.

Hollywood legend Angelica Huston played producer Eileen Rand, while Megan Hilton played an actress seeking the lead role who fended off competition from newcomer Karen Cartwright, played by Katharine McPhee.

The show’s second season expanded the cast and story to include Jeremy Jordan’s character Jimmy Collins and his collaborator Kyle Bishop, played by Andy Mientus, who are writing a rival musical Hot List. The show was cancelled at the end of it’s second season.

Speaking to Buzzfeed’s show AM2DM Hilty revealed there are still discussions about bringing the show back.

“I am not lying when I say that every single day since then I’ve been asked by strangers on the street asking what the future of the show is,” Hilty said, adding that she thinks “it’s so remarkable that people are still so invested in these stories and the musical performances that they want it to live on in some way.”

Hilty said she had been approached about a future project’s based around the world of Smash. 

“I have heard rumblings and I have had some phone calls,” Hilty said. “There is hope for a future of it in some capacity.” While she claimed nothing has been confirmed and there’s nothing yet in the works, Hilty claimed Smash’s cast and crew hasn’t “given up on it completely.”

The show has previously has a real life spin-off. In 2013 the entire musical Hit List was performed in concert style at 54 Below in Manhattan. During the show’s run it was often speculated that the musical Bombshell might be developed for a real life Broadway production, but the producers denied there were any plans to bring it to life.

OIP Staff


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