Let Me Be Your Star!!!
Bombshell tells the iconic story of the life, career, and death of America’s Sweetheart Marilyn Monroe. It follows her rise to fame, battle with drugs and alcohol, as well as her steamy relationships with some of the biggest names in the 20th century during that time. This was the basis of the TV series Smash; the behind the scenes look at putting up a show on Broadway, from its conception to opening night and beyond. It showed the ups and downs of show business, from friendships and love, success and failures, rehearsals and auditions, and the cruel dog eat dog world that the musical theater world can sometimes be, including sleeping your way to the top.
It had every musical theater junkie glued to their seats each week to watch what would happen between Karen (McPhee), and Ivy (Hilty), as they both tried to make it as the next ‘Marilyn’. So will Bombshell be saying “Broadway here I come”? It is unlikely as of now. It has been stated by the producers of the show that though there has been a demand for this to come to the stage on Broadway, they currently have no plans to do so.
One of the incredible things about this organization is they allow everyday people to be a part of the magic that is happening on Broadway. This concert is allowing fans to listen to songs from the beloved show such as “Let me Be Your Star”, “Let’s Be Bad”, and others as well. Tickets will go on sale for this show on April 14th. However, in an attempt to raise even more money for this event, and to make sure enough money is raised, the Actors Fund has started a Kickstarter campaign which is allowing you to donate money, and get little incentive/ goodies for donating. Among the rewards are the following Bombshell items: bumper stickers, hats, posters, rehearsal access, and post-show party access.
Of course, this all depends on your donations! For instance if you donate $10, you will receive a Bombshell bumper sticker for your car; if you donate $100 you get advanced ticket notifications on April 13th, a ‘Thank you’ on the Actors Fund Website, as well as in the commemorative program, the bumper sticker, and a commemorative baseball hat. If you are really feeling generous, or have a big checkbook with a lot of money (first, let me know and I will be happy to take some! LOL), you receive a lot more. You can pledge the $10,000 level and receive all the following INCLUDING a one year “Friends” level Actors Fund membership, show poster, 4 passes to attend the rehearsal on the day of the event, 4 VIP center orchestra tickets to see the show and 4 passes for the VIP Cast Party Photo with members of the cast!
This is sure to be a night that will be all for the taking with all the magic we’ll be making and much more! Tickets will range in price ($100/$125/$200/$250/$500) and, as stated before, will be on sale to the public April 14, 2015 (NOTE: Backing the concert DOES NOT mean you have a ticket, you still need to purchase one from Ticketmaster, unless you paid for the option that includes tickets!). Tickets that include a post-performance cast party will start at $1,000 (so start saving). This will be a helluva night, and for any Smash fan, this will be a night you will not forget! I will be sending out an update via Twitter and Facebook the day tickets go on sale!!
RyeTheNewsGuy.com hopes to be in attendance but is unsure of its current schedule. Please comment below and tell us about your excitement for this show, and who your favorite Smash character was, as well as your favorite song!
Bombshell’s creatives: Marc Shaiman (Music & Lyrics), Scott Wittman (Lyrics; Co-Director), Joshua Bergasse (Choreographer; Co-Director), and Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron.
For more information about the Bombshell event please visit, www.actorsfund.org/Bombshell
The Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019