Video (2 Min) Musical “Sweet Smell of Success” — John Lithgow describes:

AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN HAMLISCH -Hamlisch’s Broadway musical “Sweet Smell of Success,” based on the 1950s eponymous film, earned Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Sweet Smell of Success

Its star John Lithgow earned the Tony for Best Actor. Lithgow describes Marvin Hamlisch’s score as having hallucinogenic colors. Hear parts of the music and see annotated pages from the score in this film excerpt.

PICTURES: Musical “Sweet Smell of Success” Broadway

PICTURES: Musical “Sweet Smell of Success” LONDON

PICTURES: Musical “Sweet Smell of Success” NYU-Steinhardt

VIDEO: 2min — Excerpt — Hamlisch’s Broadway Musical “Sweet Smell of Success” American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch.

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Source: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch / Sweet Smell of Success



  1. PBS is doing a great job with their American Composers series. Thank you for allowing us all to learn more about these talented human beings! Matt from Maine.