Sweet Smell of Success

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

  • First Preview: February 23, 2002
  • Opening Date: March 14, 2002
  • Closing Date: June 15, 2002
  • Previews: 18
  • Performances: 109

Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics: Craig Carnelia

Book: John Guare

Synopsis

This musical version of the 1957 film noir follows ambitious and unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco and his efforts to ingratiate himself with powerful columnist J.J. Hunsecker in 1950s New York City.

 

Opening Night Cast

John Lithgow in Sweet Smell of Success John Lithgow J.J. Hunsecker
Brian d'Arcy James in Sweet Smell of Success Brian d'Arcy James Sidney
Kelli O'Hara in Sweet Smell of Success Kelli O'Hara Susan
Jack Noseworthy Dallas
Stacey Logan in Sweet Smell of Success Stacey Logan Rita
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Opening Night Production Credits

John Guare John Guare Book
Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch Music
  Craig Carnelia Lyrics
Nicholas Hytner Nicholas Hytner Director
  Christopher Wheeldon Choreographer
Bob Crowley Bob Crowley Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Musical John Lithgow Winner
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brian d'Arcy James Nominee
2002 Outstanding Book of a Musical John Guare Nominee
2002 Outstanding Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Nominee
2002 Outstanding Costume Design Bob Crowley Nominee
2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nicholas Hytner Nominee
2002 Outstanding Lighting Design Natasha Katz Nominee
2002 Outstanding Lyrics Craig Carnelia Nominee
2002 Outstanding Music Marvin Hamlisch Nominee
2002 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
2002 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Bob Crowley Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Musical John Lithgow Winner
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brian d'Arcy James Nominee
2002 Outstanding Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Nominee
2002 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Actor in a Musical John Lithgow Winner
2002 Book of a Musical John Guare Nominee
2002 Featured Actor in a Musical Brian d'Arcy James Nominee
2002 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Natasha Katz Nominee
2002 Musical   Nominee
2002 Orchestrations William David Brohn Nominee
2002 Original Score Marvin Hamlisch
Craig Carnelia
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 16, 2002 3 $460,363
$904,253
$85,225 $57.78
$96.00
7967
1422
8
0
70.03% 15.08%
Jun. 9, 2002 2 $375,138
$904,253
$43,259 $60.01
$96.00
6251
1422
8
0
54.95% 4.47%
Jun. 2, 2002 1 $331,879
$904,253
-$67,555 $57.79
$96.00
5743
1422
8
0
50.48% -6.82%
May 26, 2002 52 $399,434
$904,253
- $61.27
$95.00
6519
1422
8
0
57.30% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,566,814
$3,617,012
  $59.21 26480
45504
32
0
58.19 %  
Cumulative
  $7,860,322
$14,276,674
  $66.49
$96.00
119972
180594
109
18
66.43 %  
 
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