Marilyn Monroe: the Musical. A librettist and composer attempt to set the star’s life to music, but the high-stakes world of Broadway is more political than artistic. Newcomers attempt to forge their careers and veterans fight to hold on to what they have. Though the glamor of the theatre takes center stage, frustration and failure is never far behind as the production barrels toward its opening night. Great songs and dazzling choreography, as well as the muscular storytelling made this an international sensation when it first appeared in 2011.