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:
1. Let Me Be Your Star (Extended Intro)
2. At Your Feet
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.
4 thoughts on “Smash’s Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe Broadway Musical, Now An Album”
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.
For the record: As of this moment, Smash has not yet been officially cancelled, although its future is not looking good.