A 'Smash' Reboot May Be Coming to Broadway

Meaghan Darwish
NBC

Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty in Smash.

NBC's former Broadway-based musical drama Smash may be making a return, but not the one fans might expect.

Though Smash may have had a short run, the series made a huge impact fan-base wise, garnering a diverse group of passionate enthusiasts. So the news about a possible reboot is sure to make fans thrilled, right? Well, what if we told you the reboot was in fact for the stage?

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In an interview with Variety's podcast Stagecraft, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt shared some tidbits about the very real possibility.

"Interestingly enough, I hear more about people loving Smash now than I ever did when it was on the air," noted Greenblatt. "We’ve been thinking about different ways to think about a stage musical based on Bombshell or Smash,” he said, referring to the show's fictional musical about Marilyn Monroe, and the show itself.

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Smash centered on a Broadway production of Bombshell which was staged in 2015 for one performance funded by a Kickstarter campaign. The series starred Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston among many others.

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“That’s all I’ll say," Greenblatt continued to tease. "There’s an incarnation which could sort of combine both … You may not have seen the last of Smash yet. I think the next incarnation will be onstage.”

McPhee, who started out on American Idol , has come a long way, starring in Smash and Scorpion and her newest gig as the lead of Broadway's musical Waitress. In a way, fans are halfway there to a Smash reboot, considering one of its stars is already on Broadway.

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