Smash’s Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe Broadway Musical, Now An Album

Smash: Katherine McPhee playing  Broadway performer Karen Cartwright in the fake musical about Marilyn Monroe "Bombshell," which now has a real cast album.

Smash: Katherine McPhee playing Broadway performer Karen Cartwright in the fake musical about Marilyn Monroe “Bombshell,” which now has a real cast album.

A 22-song album of the music from “Bombshell” will be released on February 12, a week after the Tuesday, February 5th premiere of the second season of Smash. The first season of this Broadway backstage television series focused on the making of the fictional musical about Marilyn Monroe.

Remember when there was speculation about whether “Bombshell” would be produced on Broadway for real? The producers of the NBC TV series told reporters they would like to see that happen, and the talent is there: The real-life Broadway songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) are the ones supplying the original songs supposedly put together by the TV songwriting team of Julia Houston and Tom Levitt (Debra Messing and Christian Borle.)

Whether the album is a start or a substitute is unclear. One clue: Look to see if the creative team calls the recording a cast album or a soundtrack.

Here are the tracks:

Bombshell1. Let Me Be Your Star (Extended Intro)

2. At Your Feet

3. Smash!

4. Never Give All The Heart

5. The 20th Century Mambo

6. The National Pastime

7. History is Made at Night

8. I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love To Howl

9. Mr & Mrs Smith

10. Don’t Say Yes Until I Finish Talking

11. On Lexington & 52nd St

12. Cut, Print…Moving On

13. Public Relations

14. Dig Deep

15. Second Hand White Baby Grand

16. They Just Keep Moving The Line

17. Let’s Be Bad

18. The Right Regrets

19. (Let’s Start) Tomorrow Tonight

20. Our Little Secret

21. Hang The Moon

22. Don’t Forget Me

Smash pilot (only the first two minutes are free)

Smash season 2 teaser: Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus join the cast, and guest stars will include Jesse L. Martin, Sean Hayes, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters and Jennifer Hudson.

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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

4 Responses to Smash’s Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe Broadway Musical, Now An Album

  1. Pingback: Bombshells: Bette Midler Back on Broadway, Mary Poppins Popped, Fiona Shaw Meets Aladdin « New York Theater

  2. Vanessa Barratt says:

    I sincerely hope this happens and soon since the show has now been cancelled. Strike while the iron is hot and the show’s current audience still has enough interest to be turned into a Broadway and West End audience too.

  3. Pingback: Smash Canceled | New York Theater

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