Complete Casting Announced for MTG's Sweet Smell of Success | Playbill

News Complete Casting Announced for MTG's Sweet Smell of Success Casting has been announced for the Musical Theatre Guild's upcoming presentation of the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success, which will be offered Sept. 14 at 7 PM at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica.

Based on the film of the same name, Sweet Smell has music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia and book by John Guare.

Directed by Calvin Remsberg with musical direction by Brian Kennedy and choreography by John Todd, the production will feature MTG members Chuck Bergman, Will Collyer, Melissa Fahn, Zachary Ford, Carol Kline, Ashley Fox Linton, Jeffrey Scott Parsons and John Sloman as well as guest artists Chris Daniel, Marissa Field, Casandra Murphy, Taylor Simmons, Leslie Stevens and David Zack.

"With a jazzy, driving score by the late Marvin Hamlisch," Sweet Smell of Success, press notes state "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. He succeeds, for a while, but that sweet smell comes at a much higher price than he expects."

Stage manager is Art Brickman, and the production coordinator is Jeffrey Scott Parsons.

Moss Theatre at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd. For reservations call (818) 848-6844 or visit

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