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About the Show

A Bob Fosse dance musical based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria.

Story: Charity works at a dance club where she has seen only the dark side of life through bad relationships. One day she meets Oscar and believes her luck has changed. When things turn sour, Charity stays sweet and hopeful that someday her ideals will materialize.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Cy Coleman
Lyricist: Dorothy Fields
Librettist: Neil Simon

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Palace Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 29, 1966
Total Performances: 608
Original Cast: Gwen Verdon, John McMartin, Thelma Oliver, Helen Gallagher, James Luisi, Arnold Soboloff, Ruth Buzzi, Sharon Ritchie, John Wheeler, Barbara Sharma
Director and Choreographer: Bob Fosse
Producer: Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc
Musical Director: Fred Werner
Orchestrations: Ralph Burns
Scenic and Lighting Design: Robert Randolph
Costume Design: Irene Sharaff
Hair Design: Ronald De Mann

1986 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 27, 1986
Total Performances: 369
Original Cast: Debbie Allen, Mark Jacoby, Irving Allen Lee, Bebe Neuwirth, Carrie Nygren, Michael Rupert, Celia Tackaberry, Lee Wilkof, Allison Williams
Director and Choreographer: Bob Fosse
Producer: Jerome Minskoff, James M. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Musical Director: Fred Werner
Orchestrations: Ralph Burns
Scenic and Lighting Design: Robert Randolph
Costume Design: Patricia Zipprodt
Sound Design: Otts Munderloh

2005 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Opening Night: May 4, 2005
Total Performances: 279
Original Cast: Christina Applegate, Kyra Da Costa, Rhett G. George, Janine LaManna, Shannon Lewis, Denis O'Hare, Ernie Sabella, Paul Schoeffler, Todd Anderson, Joyce Chittick, Tim Craskey, Dylis Croman, Anika Ellis, Bob Gaynor, Tyler Hanes, Manuel Herrera, Kisha Howard, Mylinda Hull, Amy Nicole Krawcek, Corinne McFadden, Marielys Molina, Timothy Edward, Seth Stewart
Director: Walter Bobbie
Choreographer: Wayne Cilento
Producer: Barry & Fran Weissler and Clear Channel Entertainment
Musical Director: Donald York
Orchestrations: Don Sebesky
Scenic Design: Scott Pask
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Lighting Design: Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design: Peter Hylenski

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