Jeremy Jordan and More Will Sing Sweet Smell of Success in Marvin Hamlisch Tribute

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A host of Broadway favorites, including Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), will perform tunes from the short-lived Marvin Hamlisch musical Sweet Smell of Success May 4 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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

In addition to Jordan, the concert will feature Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), Marissa McGowan, Steven Brinberg, Bernard Dotson, Peter Dugan and Charles Yang. John Simpkins will direct with musical direction by J. Ernest Green, stage management by Tony Award winner Peter Lawrence and sound by Bob Rendon.

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 will also feature 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."

The evening will begin at 6 PM with cocktails followed by the dinner and awards presentation at 6:45 PM; the performance will commence at 8 PM. 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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