SONG: “Break It Up” — Musical: “Sweet Smell of Success”
A Broadway Musical with score by Marvin Hamlisch (Music), Craig Carnelia (Lyrics), and John Guare (Book).
Song: Break It Up
Musical Sweet Smell of Success:
The show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name, which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker. Film Noir with Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster. Music by Elmer Bernstein.)
The plot is based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.
LISTEN: Song: “Break It Up” — Musical: Sweet Smell of Success:
The Broadway Musical starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, Kelli O’Hara as Susan and Brian d’Arcy James as Sidney Falcone.
At the 56th Tony Awards (2002) “Sweet Smell of Success” garnered 7 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. John Lithgow received the show’s only Tony Award, winning Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. The cast performed the song “DIRT”