‘Smash’ cast to reunite for livestream of ‘Bombshell in Concert’


The cast of the NBC musical drama series Smash will have a virtual reunion for a special one-night-only streaming event of Bombshell in Concert.

The concert and the Smashreunion will stream Wednesday, May 20, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

The livestream even will be available exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV and the PEOPLE Facebook and Instagram accounts. The even will benefit The Actors Fund, which has been helping artists in need amid the coronavirus crisis.

According to People Magazine, the event is a collaboration between The Actors Fund and People Magazine, and will feature the never-before-seen-on-TV, sold-out live performance of Bombshell in Concert that was performed at the Minskoff Theater in New York City in 2015, in addition to massive cast reunion at the intermission.

The performance will be introduced by two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, with a live reunion of the original cast members of Smash hosted by Difficult People actress Julie Klausner.

The reunion will include 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. During the reunion, the stars of Smash will reflect on the show, which brought original musical numbers to life every week.

Smash was a scripted NBC drama series that centered around the creation of Bombshell, a fictional Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show was created by Theresa Rebeck and was based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg, who also executive produced the series.

Bob Greenblatt, one of the producers of the event, said, “I speak for Neil Meron and our wonderful creative team of Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Joshua Bergasse when I say that we are thrilled to help raise more money for The Actors Fund and all their good work during this difficult time. Smash and Bombshell In Concert were thrilling experiences for us, and we are overjoyed that fans everywhere will get to finally see these amazing performances.”

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