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 be 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.
VIDEO: Simply Barbra:
Simply Barbra (aka female impersonator Steven Brinberg) peforms “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore” before a Sydney audience:
Steven Brinberg, acclaimed live vocal impressionist of Barbra Streisand, has recorded two CDs, appeared in several feature films, including Camp and Blue Bloods, as well as onstage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on Broadway in the benefit production of “Funny Girl”. Steven appeared in Symphony concerts with Marvin Hamlisch across the country for over a decade.
For more information on Steven please visit his website: Simply Barbra — Website