The success of the recent Smash concert on Broadway has led to more good news.
Universal Stage Productions has confirmed it is now developing “Bombshell” into a full-blown show.
“No matter what you say about Marilyn Monroe, she is one of the most potent figures of our time, and there’s no diminishing of it,” said Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, which broadcast Smash. It just is an endlessly fascinating life and story, and we think there’s something to harness there.”
The project has Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, producers from the Oscar winning film adaptation of Chicago, songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who collaborated on Hairspray, and Joshua Bergasse, the choreographer from On the Town. Steven Spielberg will also take an unspecified role.
But Universal has not announced a book writer or committed to an actual production.
Source: NY Times