David will be returning to the Musical Theatre Guild for the first production of their 2014-15 season. With a jazzy, driving score by the late Marvin Hamlisch, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS is based on the 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as a ruthless, all-powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (so Walter Winchell couldn’t sue them), and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falcone – a smarmy, small-time press agent desperate to curry J.J.’s favor. Although this edgy, dark show got seven nominations, including Best Musical, only John Lithgow, for his leading performance as Hunsecker, went home with a 2002 Tony® Award. Gossip, lies, name-dropping, betrayal, backstabbing and murder – typical story about the media.
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