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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon

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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity




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.


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Composer

Composer
Cy Coleman

Lyricist

Lyricist
Dorothy Fields

Librettist

Librettist
Neil Simon



  • Premiere
  • 1986
  • 2005
  • 1969 Film

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
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc.
Musical Director
Fred Werner
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Robert Randolph
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Robert Randolph

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
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Jerome Minskoff, James M. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Musical Director
Fred Werner
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Robert Randolph
Costume Design
Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Design
Robert Randolph
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

1969 Film Version

Movie Name
Sweet Charity
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Bob Fosse
Screenplay
Peter Stone
Starring
Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2005 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1995 Studio Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD



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Merchandise




1966 Tony Award Nominations

Best Choreography
Best Musical
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Actress in a Musical - Gwen Verdon
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John McMartin
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Helen Gallagher
Best Scenic Design
Best Direction of a Musical

1986 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Rupert
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Bebe Neuwirth
Best Costume Design
Best Reproduction (Play or Musical)
Best Actress in a Musical - Debbie Allen

1986 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Rupert
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Debbie Allen
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Bebe Neuwirth
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestration

1986 Theatre World Award Nominations

Mark Jacoby

2005 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Christina Applegate
Best Choreography

2005 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Denis O'Hare
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christina Applegate
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

2005 Theatre World Award Nominations

Christina Applegate

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