Combine that with a score that won’t stop ratcheting up and some awe-inspiring, Emmy-winning choreography, and you get a song that leaves you breathless. But “The Right Regrets” just doesn’t manage to pull at your heartstrings the way it wants to. By the time we get to “Dig Deep,” it’s a process we’ve become all-too familiar with, and this number about the blonde bombshell embracing her inner actor just doesn’t quite cut it. 'Smash': Every Song From the Show's Marilyn Monroe Musical 'Bombshell,' Ranked In the seven years since it's been off the air, Smash has gone on to … Sort . Cast Recording (2012)), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Bonnie & Clyde (Original Broadway Cast Recording), 9 to 5 - The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording), The Wild Party (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording), The Rink (Original Broadway Cast) [Remastered]. Sometimes, simple is best — in “They Just Keep Moving the Line,” Bombshell doesn’t rely on a big dance number, a massive ensemble or anything else but the smooth, sultry voice of Megan Hilty. Not only is the concept behind “The 20th Century Fox Mambo” cleverly executed, but in the first season of Smash, it gave fans of Katharine McPhee’s Karen Cartwright something to rally behind. Sometimes, simple is best — in “They Just Keep Moving the Line,”. When they arrive back in America, Joe does his best to domesticate her with the promise of a simpler life ("MR. & MRS. SMITH" - Marilyn and Joe). Bombshell – Das Ende des Schweigens (Originaltitel Bombshell) ist ein Filmdrama von Jay Roach, das am 13.Dezember 2019 in die US-Kinos kam und am 13. Sure, it may not be essential to the story of Bombshell, but “(Let’s Start) Tomorrow Tonight” is certainly one of the musical’s most pleasant ditties. But it is a degrading and doomed relationship ("OUR LITTLE SECRET" - John F. Kennedy & Marilyn). Caroline Shaw, Petra Haden & Susanna Hoffs), Talking Points (feat. She sums up the faux cast recording by saying, "even if Bombshell isn't a real Broadway musical, it hits all the notes a production like this should, and showcases the most appealing parts of Smash in the process". At her funeral, Joe imagines what their life could have been like together ("MR. & MRS. SMITH [REPRISE]" - Joe). The album has a few fun tracks and is better than the watered-down covers on the initial Smash release, but it’s not worth owning". "Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking". , Haley H of StageDoorDish says, "Bombshell is big, it’s bold, and it’s flashy—with a little sentiment thrown in. The alleged affair between Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy has long been subject to the celebrity rumor mill. , “Public Relations” contains some of the show’s best songwriting courtesy of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. “Cut, Print…Moving On” has the unenviable task of closing out Bombshell’s first act, as Marilyn moves on from her divorce from Joe DiMaggio. But how do the songs in Smash's Bombshell hold up on their own? - Norma Jeane & Starlets). On her own back in Hollywood, Marilyn attends a fundraiser for John F. Kennedy in Palm Springs, where Nat King Cole entertains, rallying the super glamorous guests ("(LET'S START) TOMORROW TONIGHT" - Nat King Cole). It was released by Columbia Records on February 12, 2013. soundtrack. Testing out the power of her stardom, Marilyn starts showing up late and refusing roles. There’s no doubt that by the end of this number, you’ll be wiping some misty tears away. , then “Don’t Forget Me” is the perfect way to close it. Norma Jeane changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.  The standard version features 22 songs, all originals, divided into two acts. The musical is told from the perspective of ambitious blonde Norma Jeane Mortenson - who later transforms into cultural icon and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. Karen Cartwright - was to play the role of Marilyn, quit to join Hit List. Chase’s frenetic vocals manage to briefly turn you against our protagonist in the best way possible. Advertising. 22 Songs. Throughout Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe gets many opportunities to perform lighthearted, jazzy numbers as she finds herself in the company of specific kinds of men. Soon, Arthur Miller, watching her even worse behavior as she films his screenplay, The Misfits, realizes he can't help her or even stay with her ("THE RIGHT REGRETS" - Arthur Miller). With the box office failure of The Prince & The Showgirl, Marilyn begrudgingly heads back to Hollywood to film Some Like It Hot, but is so unhappy about still having to play the dumb blonde that she begins spiraling down, keeping the crew waiting more than ever, as she drinks and takes pills ("LET'S BE BAD - Marilyn and the Cast of Some Like It Hot). The lyrics see Marilyn contending with the cruel double standards of society, as Hilty belts out some truly stratospheric notes to make sure her point is heard. At the fundraiser, Marilyn meets John F. Kennedy, sparks fly, and they begin to sneak off together whenever he can manage to get away. ("I NEVER MET A WOLF WHO DIDN'T LOVE TO HOWL" - Marilyn & Soldiers). doesn’t rely on a big dance number, a massive ensemble or anything else but the smooth, sultry voice of Megan Hilty. Like “Hang the Moon,” “Smash!” offers little in the way of plot development for Bombshell, simply showing a group of young actresses willing to “do whatever it takes” to make it into Hollywood. 5/20/2020 McPhee’s breathy, subtle vocals underscore the raw emotion of a song where Marilyn sings from beyond the grave. Michael Swift- former Joe … by take on the tryst is markedly creepy, with JFK relentlessly seducing her with a Sinatra-esque slow jazz tune — and it makes for an uncomfortable number to both watch and listen to. As touching as this final mother-daughter duet is, “Hang the Moon” feels like an afterthought — a song tacked on toward the end of this show to tie a bow around the fraught relationship between Marilyn and her mother. Making one picture after another, Marilyn becomes dissatisfied with the roles she is being offered, "retires" from pictures and flies off to New York City, where she is met by a phalanx of reporters and fans at Idyllwild Airport ("PUBLIC RELATIONS" - Marilyn and the Press). , Marilyn Monroe gets many opportunities to perform lighthearted, jazzy numbers as she finds herself in the company of specific kinds of men. Marilyn's spirit looks back on what she has done with her life, and how she hopes to be remembered ("DON'T FORGET ME" - Marilyn). About Our Ads An audio compilation of every song sung by Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) from the fictional SMASH musical, Bombshell. Caroline Shaw, Petra Haden & Susanna Hoffs), Dressing Room (feat. ", Daphne Miller of Idolator said, "Shaiman and Wittman clearly know what they're doing and the references to Monroe's life are amusing, but as a story told through music, Bombshell simply doesn’t stand up on its own." But “The Right Regrets” just doesn’t manage to pull at your heartstrings the way it wants to. , Marilyn gets quite a few opportunities to bring the house down with big-budget performance numbers. This is the second album released for the show, the first one being The Music of Smash. Before she was Marilyn Monroe, she was Norma Jeane. She concludes by saying "Bombshell’s songs are both catchy and heartwarming. Still, “Mr. In the seven years since it's been off the air, Smash has gone on to become a cult fan favorite of Broadway fans — so much so that on Wednesday (May 20), the cast of the NBC series is reuniting for a special live stream of their 2015 one-night-only show Bombshell in Concert to help raise money for the Actors Fund. Three words: Leslie Odom, Jr. Before his star-making turn as the original Aaron Burr in, , the Broadway actor made for an exemplary Nat King Cole in this big band jazz number. “Let Me Be Your Star” may well go down in history as one of the most perfect examples of what an “I Want” song should be able to accomplish. Part of what makes Smash such a cultural phenomenon is the fictional musical at its center, Bombshell. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It was released by Columbia Records on February 12, 2013. McPhee’s breathy, subtle vocals underscore the raw emotion of a song where Marilyn sings from beyond the grave. Bombshell has more than its fair share of show-stopping numbers, but no other song does it quite as spectacularly as “Let’s Be Bad.” Megan Hilty’s voice shines on this 1920s-themed romp, as she shows Monroe slowly spiraling downward during the filming of Some Like It Hot. “Never Give All the Heart” is one of the best uses of McPhee’s delicate vocals throughout the entirety of, as a fragile Norma Jeane Mortenson displays her intellect, before making her transformation into Marilyn Monroe. Of all the songs in Bombshell, “Public Relations” contains some of the show’s best songwriting courtesy of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. More determined than ever to become a great actress, Marilyn begins to study with Lee & Paula Strasberg at The Actor's Studio ("DIG DEEP" - Lee Strasberg, Marilyn & Students). A smart agent gets Marilyn a screen test for 20th Century Fox ("THE 20TH CENTURY FOX MAMBO" - Marilyn & Film Crew).
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