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The Sweet Smell of Success

New Line continues its season with the local premiere of the fiery 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, by composer Marvin Hamlisch (his last theatre score), lyricist Craig Carnelia, and playwright John Guare, based on the famous novel and film, telling the dark story of the powerful, syndicated newspaper gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his considerable power and connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he finds inappropriate.

It's New York, 1952. Welcome to Broadway, the glamour and power capital of the universe. J.J. Hunsecker rules it all with his daily gossip column in the New York Globe, syndicated to sixty million readers across America. J.J. has the goods on everyone, from the President to the latest starlet. And everyone feeds J.J. appetite for scandal, from J. Edgar Hoover and Senator Joe McCarthy down to a battalion of hungry press agents who attach their gossip to a client that J.J. might plug. When down-and-out press agent Sidney Falco tries to hitch his wagon to J.J. all while keeping secrets about his new client's relationship with J.J.'s sister, he learns that you can become no one fast if J.J. turns on you. The show was nominated for seven Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, and eleven Drama Desk Awards.

The cast of New Line’s Sweet  Smell of Success includes Zachary Allen Farmer as J.J. Hunsecker, Matt Pentecost as Sidney, Ann Hier as Susan, Sean Michael as Dallas, Sarah Porter as Rita, Kimi Short as Madge, with Mara Bollini, Kent Coffel, Chris Kernan, Michelle Sauer, Luke Steingruby, Nick Windsor, and Sara Rae Womack. The show will be directed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy, with music direction by Jeffrey Richard Carter, choreography by Taylor Pietz, scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Benjamin Rosemann.

The Sweet Smell of Success contains adult language and content.

For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

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Date Information

June 1, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 2, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 3, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 8, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 9, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 17, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM
June 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

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Pricing Info

All seating is General Admission.

Thursday: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Friday & Saturday: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20

$25.00 $3.25 $28.25
$20.00 $3.25 $23.25
$15.00 $3.25 $18.25
$10.00 $3.25 $13.25

Other Info

Contains adult content and language.

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Venue Information


3310 Samuel Shepard Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri 63103