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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 [See More]
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
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
Music Contractor: John Miller; 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; Dance Captain: Mimi Quillin; Associate Dance Captain: Chet Walker; Advertising: Fisher & Co.
Special thanks to Dizzy Gillespie
Cast
Debbie Allen
Charity
Quinn Baird
Married Couple (man)
Ensemble
Christine Colby
Ensemble
Alice Everett Cox
Ensemble
Kim Morgan Greene
Ensemble
Jan Horvath
Married Couple (woman)
Old Maid
Ensemble
Mark Jacoby
Vittorio Vidal
Jane Lanier
Ensemble
Irving Allen Lee
Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
Fred C. Mann III
Manfred
Ensemble
Allison Reneé Manson
Ensemble
Tanis Michaels
First Cop
Brother Harold
Ensemble
Dana Moore
Rosie
Ensemble
Bebe Neuwirth
Nickie
Carrie Nygren
Ursula
Michelle O'Steen
Ensemble
Kelly Patterson
Ice Cream Vendor
Ensemble
Stanley Wesley Perryman
Brother Ray
Ensemble
Mimi Quillin
Mimi
Ensemble
Adrian Rosario
Young Spanish Man
Ensemble
Michael Rupert
Oscar
Jeff Shade
First Young Man
Ensemble
Celia Tackaberry
Woman with Hat
Panhandler
Receptionist
Good Fairy
David Warren-Gibson
Dark Glasses
Ensemble
Tom Wierney
Doorman
Waiter
Ensemble
Lee Wilkof
Herman
Allison Williams
Helene
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
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
Theatre World
winner 1986 Award [recipient]
Mark Jacoby
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1 Sung By
You Should See Yourself Charity and Dark Glasses
The Rescue The Passers-by
Big Spender Nickie, Helene and The Fan-Dango Girls
Rich Man's Frug Rosie, Ice Cream Vendor, Young Spanish Man and The 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
ACT 2 Sung By
Rhythm of Life Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Ray and Worshippers
Baby Dream Your Dream Nickie and Helene
Sweet Charity Oscar
Where Am I Going Charity
I'm A Brass Band Charity and her Brass Band
I Love To Cry At Weddings Herman, Doorman, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons