Smash Concert

Cast of SMASH to Reunite for “Bombshell in Concert” Streaming Event

The Actors Fund has teamed up with PEOPLE to offer a special one-night-only streaming event of “Bombshell in Concert,” featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC fan-favorite series Smash. The special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, and PEOPLE’s Facebook and Twitter.

The evening will be introduced by two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger and, during intermission, Julie Klausner (Difficult People) will host a live, virtual reunion with the show’s original cast members including Christian Borle, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Brian d’Arcy James, Jack Davenport, Ann Harada, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Andy Mientus, Debra Messing, Leslie Odom Jr., Krysta Rodriguez, and Wesley Taylor.

Bombshell, the show-within-the-show about the life of Marilyn Monroe, features a score by Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who also served as executive producers of Smash. The original sold-out one-night-only live performance of “Bombshell in Concert” took place about five years ago at the Minskoff Theatre on June 8, 2015, just two years after the award-winning NBC hit Smash concluded its series on television. The live concert included fully staged numbers and a full orchestra and chorus, and remains one of the most successful fundraisers ever for The Actors Fund.

The 2015 concert was produced by two of the series executive producers, the Emmy Award-winning Craig Zadan and Neil Meron; and was co-directed and written by Scott Wittman, and co-directed and choreographed by Smash’s Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Joshua Bergasse. Music Supervision was by Scott M. Riesett under the direction of Marc Shaiman.

This streaming event will air the concert and reunite the company. Cast members will also discuss the show, which brought original musical numbers to network television every week and which lovingly celebrated life on Broadway. The streaming of “Bombshell in Concert” will continue the musical’s association with The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and serves as a safety net to everyone in the performing arts and entertainment industry.