Sunday, March 25, 2012
Theresa Rebeck Steps Down From "Smash"
TV's "Smash", about the creation of a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, has become a smash hit for NBC. The show was created by Theresa Rebeck, who has served as head writer and executive producer on the show since its inception. Broadway.com is now reporting that Rebeck is stepping down from her role as showrunner after the first season wraps up. The Broadway.com article said "Rebeck will keep her executive producer title and may have a hand in writing scripts, but she will no longer be involved in the daily operations of the show's second season." Rebeck reportedly is looking to focus on her stage writing career, currently represented by her play Seminar.