New York, NY — On May 4th, 2015 The American Cancer Society celebrated Marvin Hamlisch featuring music from his Score for “SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS” (Broadway Musical, 2002.) The organizers gathered a wonderful ensemble of performers. The event, titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, took place at the Hudson Theatre.
American Cancer Society’s Marvin Hamlisch Benefit on May 4th! Several Broadway stars gave an enthralling concert performance of “Sweet Smell of Success”, Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book)
The cast included Marc Kudisch (Hand to God) as J.J. Hunsecker and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) as Sidney Falcone as well as Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) as Dallas, Lindsay Mendez (Wicked) as Rita, Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music) as Susan, Bernard Dotson (Sweet Smell of Success — Original Cast), Steven Brinberg, Peter Dugan, and Charles Yang. The ensemble will feature Craig Blake, Dionne Figgins, Matt Gibson, Justin Henry, Reed Kelly, Amanda Kloots, Ryan Steer, Mindy Wallace, Chryssie Whitehead, Ryan Worsing, and Sam Zack.
The performance was directed by John Simpkins with musical direction by J. Ernest Green, Choreography by Emmy Winner Tyce Diorio, stage management by Tony Award Winner Peter Lawrence and sound by Bob Rendon.
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Most recently seen on Broadway starring as Elphaba in Wicked, celebrating the show’s 10th Anniversary. Lindsay has received Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her portrayal of Rose in Dogfight Off-Broadway. Other Broadway/Off-Broadway Credits include, Godspell, Everyday Rapture, Grease, and Shakespeare in the Park The Winter’s Tale.
For more information on Lindsay please visit her website: Lindsay Mendez