Broadway Stars Perform the Sweet Smell of Success at Benefit Concert Tonight

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Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Marc Kudisch (Hand to God) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked) perform tunes from the short-lived Marvin Hamlisch musical Sweet Smell of Success May 4 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Marc Kudisch
Marc Kudisch

Titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the event is held at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

The concert also features Adam Jacobs (Aladdin),  Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music), Steven Brinberg, Bernard Dotson (Sweet Smell of Success), Peter Dugan and Charles Yang. John Simpkins directs with musical direction by J. Ernest Green, stage management by Tony Award winner Peter Lawrence and sound by Bob Rendon.

The ensemble members are Craig Blake, Dionne Figgins, Matt Gibson, Justin Henry, Reed Kelly, Amanda Kloots, Ryan Steer, Mindy Wallace, Chryssie Whitehead, Ryan Worsing and Sam Zack.

Sweet Smell of Success, which was penned by Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics) and John Guare (book), played 18 previews and 109 regular performances at the Martin Beck Theatre in 2002. The cast boasted John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James and Kelli O'Hara.

The gala also features the presentation of the Marvin Hamlisch Memorial Award for Humanitarian Efforts to philanthropist Lily Safra for her "ongoing global charitable endeavors, notably in science and in medicine."

Proceeds will benefit the cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services supported by the American Cancer Society.

Show tickets begin at $75; tickets to the dinner, awards and the show begin at $1,000, and sponsorship packages begin at $15,000. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, contact Monica Kennedy at monica.kennedy@cancer.org or call (212) 237-3902.

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