From chorus girls to Congressmen, all-powerful gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker can make or break anyone with his poison pen, and the whole country knows it. Vicious and vindictive, JJ controls everyone around him, with one exception - his adored half-sister Susan has plans for a life and a love of her own, and when JJ finds out he vows to stop her at any cost. Enlisting the aid of opportunistic young press agent Sidney Falcone, JJ sets in motion a series of life altering events that force everyone around him to answer the question "How far will you go to get what you want?"

Sweet Smell of Success
closed at Theater Wit
on February 2, 2014.


THREE STARS! -Chicago Tribune

RECOMMENDED! Time Out Chicago


1 Jeff Award Win:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – David Schlumpf as “Sidney.”

5 Other Jeff Award Nominations:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role


John D. Glover, Director 

Aaron Benham, Music Director 

Steven Spanopoulos, Choreographer

Zachary Gipson, Scenic Designer


David Schlumpf

Stephanie Souza

Brian Rooney

Victoria Blade

Nathan Gardner