Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin.
It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. However, where Fellini's black-and-white Italian film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, in the musical the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.
The movie/show was adapted for the screen in 1969 with Shirley MacLaine as Charity and John McMartin recreating his Broadway role as Oscar Lindquist. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed this film.
Performances at Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH
May 21-23, 2010
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- "You Should See Yourself" – Charity
- "Big Spender" – Nickie, Helene and Girls
- "Charity's Soliloquy" – Charity
- "Rich Man's Frug" – Ensemble
- "If My Friends Could See Me Now" – Charity
- "Too Many Tomorrows" – Vittorio
- "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" – Nickie, Helene and Charity
- "I'm The Bravest Individual" – Charity and Oscar