Sweet Smell of Success BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    March 14, 2002
    Closing:
    June 15, 2002

    Theater: Al Hirschfeld Theatre / 302 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Enter a world where scandal fills the night and one man rules the city. In Sweet Smell of Success, John Lithgow stars as J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful gossip columnist in America; he can create or ruin lives with a single stroke of his poison pen. Brian d'Arcy James co-stars in the new musical, based on the novella by Ernest Lehman and the MGM/UA motion picture. Nicholas Hytner directs the production, which features music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia, book by John Guare, and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Sweet Smell of Success

    A Faustian Pact in a City of Demons

    Ben Brantley

    March 15, 2002: LISTEN, all ye sinners, to the Lorelei call of Manhattan after dark, a world of glitter and grime, of illicit, electrified promise. Harken to the whispers of the famous and the infamous as they do the dirty things they do when the lights are low. Hear the cries of the . . . zzzzzzzz.

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