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!