Smash Musical “Hit List” Will Get Its Real Life NYC Debut

Hey Smash Fans! Are you missing the NBC musical drama? Good news for you, one of the stage musicals, Hit List, that was featured on the show (You know…the one that Katharine McPhee eventually starred in)  is going to get its New York City debut in real life, The New York Times reports.

54 Below will present the world-premiere concert performances of “Hit List” on Dec. 9, press representatives for the project said on Tuesday, with a cast that features the former “Smash” stars Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus (who played the putative “Hit List” creators Jimmy Collins and Kyle Bishop), as well as Krysta Rodriguez (who played Ana Vargas, a “Hit List” cast member).

A news release for “Hit List” described it — finally! — as “a modern fable about identity and the price of fame” that “tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there – but at what cost?”

The score for Hit List is written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman, Scott Whittman and Lucie Silvas. The production will include additional songs from the songwriters that were intended for Hit List, but never made it to the show. Additional performers to be announced, so stay tuned!

Via The New York Times

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  • fuzzywuzzy

    Interesting. I was wondering if something like this might happen. I wonder if there’s any chance of it developing into a musical that will be produced for Broadway?

  • carola99

    I actually am one of the loyal fans who really miss Smash.
    S2 was a disaster but it had so much potential.
    I wish they would bring it back but only with the original cast of S1.

  • Montavilla

    Of the two major musicals we saw on the show, this one isn’t my favorite. But maybe the story is better than it was described.

    I’d love to see this done with Bombshell.

  • Jordan

    the songs fromm hit list were truly amazing, I wanna see for sure.

    I’d love to see Bombshell too, it had so many great classic broadway style songs, of course Megan Hilty has to be Marilyn

  • Larc

    I notice Kat’s name isn’t mentioned as a prospective cast member.

  • Larc

    I rather miss it, too, and was reminded of that when I saw Christian Borle (Tom) on The Good Wife Sunday night.

  • Garrett Clayman

    Bombshell is an impractical musical, Marilyn is in almost every number, no actual musical can run like that. Also Bombshell wouldn’t work in as well as Hitlist in an off Broadway setting, but I would love to see it produced one day

  • EvenMoreron

    I enjoyed the songs from Hit List, but I could never get a grasp on what the damn play was about. I’d just keep thinking the actors are playing their Smash characters playing Hit List characters. Hopefully, Kat and Jack Davenport will be involved somehow.

  • milwlovesadam

    This is so cool. I too, miss Smash. Most of all, I miss Christian Borle and Megan Hilty. Smash was like having a Broadway show in your own house every week. Wishing this project much success.

  • DD

    There are many musicals where the lead is on stage for most of the show. Just off the top of my head there’s Legally Blonde and Sound of Music. I have been involved in productions of both of these shows, and the lead was rarely off stage!

  • jujubee22

    The original score for Smash was terrific, so it is great to see that some of the songs will get a new life