Despite Smash getting the boot from NBC last May, the show’s music will continue to live on. Hit List, one of two fictional in-the-works musicals from the series, will be making its way to the stage for a New York City Broadway debut at lounge 54 Below on December 9th.
Hit List 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.” It is a “modern fable about identity and the price of fame.”
In addition to popular hits from the television show Smash, the performance will also include additional tunes that were intended for Hit List, but never made it to air.
The cast features the talents of former Smash stars Jeremy Jordan as Jimmy, Andy Mientus as Kyle, and Krysta Rodriquez as Ana. The production is presented by Julia Brownell, Joshua Safran, and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. There are also set to be “special appearances by several of Hit List‘s composers, with additional cast members to be announced at a later date.”
The production is presented by Julia Brownell, Joshua Safran and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. It was written by composers Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Lucie Silvas. The concert will feature a live band and Benjamin Rauhala will act as music director for the show.
In a few short months, Smash fans will finally be able to get the answers to the musical that is Hit List which was introduced in the second season of the show and was only seen in snippets in various episodes.