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Sweet Charity   

Palace Theatre, (1/29/1966 - 7/15/1967)
First Preview: Jan 18, 1966 Total Previews: 10
Opening Date: Jan 29, 1966    
Closing Date: Jul 15, 1967 Total Performances: 608

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York. Mid 1960s.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and The Nederlander Organization
Produced by Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc; Associate Producer: John Bowab
Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Dance arrangements by Fred Werner; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns
Conceived by Bob Fosse; Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Miss Verdon's Hair by Romaine Green
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris; Company Manager: Sam Pagliaro
Production Manager: Robert Linden; Stage Manager: Paul Phillips, Nick Malekos and Michael Sinclair
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Associate Press Representative: Fred Weterick; Advertising: Fred Golden
Gwen VerdonCharity
Ruth BuzziWoman with Hat
Good Fairy
Elaine CancillaMarried Couple (woman)
Old Maid
Suzanne CharnyEnsemble
Michael DavisDark Glasses
Betsy DickersonEnsemble
Kathryn DobyEnsemble
Alice EvansEnsemble
Gene FooteIce Cream Vendor
Helen GallagherNickie
Eddie GasperBallplayer
Brother Eddie
David GoldSecond Cop
Patrick HeimEnsemble
I.W. KleinDoorman
Mary LouiseEnsemble
James LuisiVittorio Vidal
John McMartinOscar
Carmen MoralesCarmen
Thelma OliverHelene
Harold PiersonBallplayer
Brother Harold
Lee Roy ReamsYoung Spanish Man
Sharon RitchieUrsula
Charlene RyanEnsemble
Barbara SharmaCareer Girl
John SharpeFootball Player
Arnold SoboloffDaddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
Christine StewartEnsemble
John StrattonBystander
Bud VestMarried Couple (man)
John WheelerFirst Cop
Understudies: Elaine Cancilla (Nickie), Suzanne Charny (Career Girl, Rosie), Michael Davis (Vittorio Vidal), Helen Gallagher (Charity), Charlene Ryan (Ursula), Barbara Sharma (Helene) and John Stratton (Oscar)
Tony Award®
 1966 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Neil Simon ;  Music by Cy Coleman ;  Produced by Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc
 1966 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Music by Cy Coleman ;  Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
 1966 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Gwen Verdon
 1966 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  John McMartin
 1966 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Helen Gallagher
 1966 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Robert Randolph
winner 1966 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Bob Fosse
 1966 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Bob Fosse
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1 Sung By
You Should See YourselfCharity and Dark Glasses
The RescuePassers-By
Big SpenderNickie, Helene and Fan-Dango Girls
Charity's SoliloquyCharity
Rich Man's FrugCareer Girl, Ballplayer and Patrons
If My Friends Could See Me NowCharity
Too Many TomorrowsVittorio Vidal
There's Gotta Be Something Better Than ThisCharity, Nickie and Helene
I'm The Bravest IndividualCharity and Oscar Lindquist
ACT 2 Sung By
Rhythm of LifeDaddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Eddie and Worshippers
Baby Dream Your DreamNickie and Helene
Sweet CharityOscar Lindquist
Where Am I GoingCharity
I'm A Brass BandCharity and Brass Band
I Love To Cry At WeddingsHerman, Mike, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons