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PopWrapped | Television

NBC Cancelled SMASH But The Show Gets A Second Chance On Broadway

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Updated 10/16/2013 11:49am
NBC Cancelled SMASH But The Show Gets A Second Chance On Broadway
Media Courtesy of NBC

Shelby Parker

Staff Writer

 
NBC's Smash might have been canceled after only two seasons, but the production will be heading to Broadway very soon.
 
The show focused around the process of a Broadway production, from the songwriting team to the actors, as they worked on a musical about Marilyn Monroe. They post a video on YouTube and it goes viral, catching the eye of a producer looking to take on a new show. They then narrow it down to two choices for the lead role, Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty), who sing their hearts out to make it to the top.
 
The Broadway show will be called Hit List, which is the fictional musical that characters on the show were working on. According to The New York Times, former Smash stars, Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus will appear in the musical.
 
Earlier this year, Theresa Rebeck, the show's creator slammed the second season in "a series of emails," according to Digital Spy.
 
Rebeck left the musical drama and was replaced as showrunner by Gossip Girl's Josh Safran. She said that the latest episodes were "a complete disaster."
 
The musical is set to take the stage on December 9 at 54 Below on Broadway.
 
Check out the cast of NBC's SMASH performing "Beautiful" below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZmbAK5SYk
 
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