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Sweet Charity   

Minskoff Theatre, (4/27/1986 - 3/15/1987)
First Preview: Apr 15, 1986 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Apr 27, 1986    
Closing Date: Mar 15, 1987 Total Performances: 369

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

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Theatre Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: Pres; Joseph Z. Nederlander: Exec VP, Arthur Rubin: VP/GM)
Produced by Jerome Minskoff, James M. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Based upon an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Additional orchestrations by Richard Bellis, Fred Werner and Billy May
Original production conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse; Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Frug hair pieces by Sergio Valente Beauty Center of Bergdorf
General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Kathleen Lowe
Production Manager: Phil Friedman; Production Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Lani Ball; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris Associates; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Blackwell
Music Contractor: John Miller; Assistant Conductor: Don Rebic; Violin: Abraham Appleman, Richard Henrickson , Deborah Wong, Sidney Kaufman and Sang Kim; Cello: Avron Coleman and Eileen Folson; Trombone: Sy Berger, Garfield Fobbs and Bob Hankle; Trumpet: Glenn Drewes, David Rogers and Frank Fighera; Reeds: John Campo, Ken Hitchcock, Alva Hunt, Eddie Salkin and Jerry Dodgion; Bass: David Finck; Percussion: Joseph Passaro; Keyboards: Don Rebic; Drums: Jimmie Young; Musician: Craig Snyder
Casting: Howard Feuer; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Assistant to Mr. Fosse: Gwen Verdon; Dance Captain: Mimi Quillin; Associate Dance Captain: Chet Walker; Miss Nygren's Fur by Ben Kahn Furs; Advertising: Fisher & Co.
Special thanks to Dizzy Gillespie
Debbie AllenCharity
Quinn BairdMarried Couple (man)
Christine ColbyEnsemble
Alice Everett CoxEnsemble
Kim Morgan GreeneEnsemble
Jan HorvathMarried Couple (woman)
Old Maid
Mark JacobyVittorio Vidal
Jane LanierEnsemble
Irving Allen LeeDaddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
Fred C. Mann IIIManfred
Allison Reneé MansonEnsemble
Tanis MichaelsFirst Cop
Brother Harold
Dana MooreRosie
Bebe NeuwirthNickie
Carrie NygrenUrsula
Michelle O'SteenEnsemble
Kelly PattersonIce Cream Vendor
Stanley Wesley PerrymanBrother Ray
Mimi QuillinMimi
Adrian RosarioYoung Spanish Man
Michael RupertOscar
Jeff ShadeFirst Young Man
Celia TackaberryWoman with Hat
Good Fairy
David Warren-GibsonDark Glasses
Tom WierneyDoorman
Lee WilkofHerman
Allison WilliamsHelene
Swings: Michelle O'Steen and Chet Walker
Standby: Bebe Neuwirth (Charity)
Understudies: Kirsten Childs (Helene), Christine Colby (Ursula), Kim Morgan Greene (Charity), Jan Horvath (Good Fairy, Panhandler, Receptionist, Woman with Hat), Michael Licata (Oscar, Vittorio Vidal), Tanis Michaels (Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck), Dana Moore (Nickie), Kelly Patterson (Vittorio Vidal), David Warren-Gibson (Oscar) and Tom Wierney (Herman)
Tony Award®
 1986 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Debbie Allen
winner 1986 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Michael Rupert
winner 1986 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Bebe Neuwirth
winner 1986 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
winner 1986 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [winner] 
 Produced by Jerome Minskoff , James M. Nederlander , Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Theatre World
winner 1986 Award [recipient] 
  Mark Jacoby
Drama Desk Award
 1986 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Debbie Allen
winner 1986 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Michael Rupert
 1986 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Bebe Neuwirth
 1986 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Bob Fosse
 1986 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee] 
  Ralph Burns
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1 Sung By
You Should See YourselfCharity and Dark Glasses
The RescueThe Passers-by
Big SpenderNickie, Helene and The Fan-Dango Girls
Rich Man's FrugRosie, Ice Cream Vendor, Young Spanish Man and The 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
ACT 2 Sung By
Rhythm of LifeDaddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Ray and Worshippers
Baby Dream Your DreamNickie and Helene
Sweet CharityOscar
Where Am I GoingCharity
I'm A Brass BandCharity and her Brass Band
I Love To Cry At WeddingsHerman, Doorman, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons