When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 24 2017
Sidney Falcone is a press agent in need of a client when he encounters a talented, unknown piano player named Dallas. Dallas doesn't need a PR guy, but he does need someone to convince his girl, Susan, to commit to their relationship. Sidney's at a loss until he discovers Susan's brother is none other than J.J. Hunsecker, the kingmaking gossip columnist. J.J. offers Sidney a deal: Keep tabs on Susan and make sure she doesn't get attached to that ivory-tickling bum, and J.J. will take Sidney to the stars. The Marvin Hamlisch and John Guare musical The Sweet Smell of Success takes audiences back to McCarthy-era New York for a ride through the sleazy underworld of the power elite. New Line Theatre presents The Sweet Smell of Success at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday (June 1 to 24) at the Marcelle Theatre (3310 Samuel Shepard Drive; www.newlinetheatre.com). Tickets are $15 to $25.