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See Smash Star Megan Hilty Perform ‘Let’s Be Bad’ During Bombshell in Concert on Broadway

The original song was featured in the first season of the NBC musical drama series in 2012

By Aurelie Corinthios

Smash fans, prepare to be wowed.

On Wednesday, the stars of the NBC musical drama series will reunite virtually for a special one-night-only Bombshell in Concert streaming event. The event, announced by The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE, will feature the never-seen sold-out live performance of Bombshell in Concert on Broadway in 2015, as well as a massive cast reunion at intermission.

In a sneak peek, Megan Hilty, 39, takes the stage at the Minskoff Theater in New York City to deliver a show-stopping performance of “Let’s Be Bad,” the original song debuted during the fifth episode of the first season of Smash in 2012. In the show-within-a-show about a fictional Marilyn Monroe Broadway musical, Hilty’s character Ivy Lynn was initially cast as the iconic actress.

Smash, based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg and created by Theresa Rebeck, concluded in 2013 after two seasons.

The Bombshell in Concert livestream, produced by Neil Meron and Bob Greenblatt and featuring songs from the NBC series, will stream Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on, PeopleTV and PEOPLE social platforms (Facebook and Twitter). It will benefit The Actors Fund, which has been helping artists in need amid the coronavirus crisis. (Follow along with the hashtag #BombshellInConcert.)

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

Wednesday’s livestream continues the musical’s association with The Actors Fund, which provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals. In the past seven weeks, the organization has distributed $10.1 million in emergency financial assistance to over 8,500 people in need due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than five times the funds normally provided in a year. To donate, visit