Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

“A must-see for anyone interested in musical theater.” NEW YORK POST (2002)

Based on the 1957 film noir classic, Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of powerful gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker and struggling press agent Sidney Falcone. With sixty million readers across America, JJ’s power extends beyond the pages of the newspaper, and he has the goods on everyone from the President to the latest starlet. When his younger sister Susan falls in love with an undiscovered piano player named Dallas, JJ offers Sidney a shot at the big time to help break up the couple. But is the price of JJ’s approval one that Sidney is willing to pay?

PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 12 PERFORMANCE, NYU WILL HONOR THE LIFE AND WORK OF MARVIN HAMLISCH BY INDUCTING HIM INTO THE NYU MUSICAL THEATRE HALL OF FAME.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 13 PERFORMANCE, A PANEL DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE:

TABLOID JOURNALISM: EXPLORING ITS MOTIVATIONS AND EFFECTS

MODERATOR:
MITCHELL STEPHENS, PROFESSOR, ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PANELISTS:
DOROTHY ROBINSON, MANAGING EDITOR, METRO
JO PIAZZA, CELEBRITY GOSSIP COLUMNIST, FULL DISCLOSURE

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions functions as NYU's "school" of music and developed into a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama). This depth and breadth of resources offers unparalleled opportunities for artistic, professional, and scholarly growth.

MUSIC MARVIN HAMLISCH
LYRICS CRAIG CARNELIA
BOOK JOHN GUARE
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ERNEST LEHMAN AND THE MGM/UNITED ARTISTS MOTION PICTURE

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS IS PRESENTED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

MADE POSSIBALE IN PART WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM L.JAY AND MARY ELLEN OLIVA

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