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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
Cast
Gwen Verdon
Charity
Ruth Buzzi
Woman with Hat
Receptionist
Good Fairy
Elaine Cancilla
Married Couple (woman)
Old Maid
Ensemble
Suzanne Charny
Ensemble
Michael Davis
Dark Glasses
Mike
Ensemble
Betsy Dickerson
Ensemble
Kathryn Doby
Ensemble
Alice Evans
Ensemble
Gene Foote
Ice Cream Vendor
Ensemble
Helen Gallagher
Nickie
Eddie Gasper
Ballplayer
Brother Eddie
Ensemble
David Gold
Second Cop
Barney
Ensemble
Patrick Heim
Ensemble
I.W. Klein
Doorman
Ensemble
Mary Louise
Ensemble
James Luisi
Vittorio Vidal
John McMartin
Oscar
Carmen Morales
Carmen
Ensemble
Thelma Oliver
Helene
Harold Pierson
Ballplayer
Brother Harold
Policeman
Ensemble
Lee Roy Reams
Young Spanish Man
Ensemble
Sharon Ritchie
Ursula
Charlene Ryan
Ensemble
Barbara Sharma
Career Girl
Rosie
John Sharpe
Football Player
Ensemble
Arnold Soboloff
Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
Christine Stewart
Ensemble
John Stratton
Bystander
Waiter
Bud Vest
Married Couple (man)
Manfred
Ensemble
John Wheeler
First Cop
Herman
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 Yourself Charity and Dark Glasses
The Rescue Passers-By
Big Spender Nickie, Helene and Fan-Dango Girls
Charity's Soliloquy Charity
Rich Man's Frug Career Girl, Ballplayer and Patrons
If My Friends Could See Me Now Charity
Too Many Tomorrows Vittorio Vidal
There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This Charity, Nickie and Helene
I'm The Bravest Individual Charity and Oscar Lindquist
ACT 2 Sung By
Rhythm of Life Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Eddie and Worshippers
Baby Dream Your Dream Nickie and Helene
Sweet Charity Oscar Lindquist
Where Am I Going Charity
I'm A Brass Band Charity and Brass Band
I Love To Cry At Weddings Herman, Mike, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons