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50th Anniversary of Sweet Charity

carousel sc revised 7 orig 1 50th Anniversary of Sweet CharityTimed to the 50th Anniversary of the classic musical Sweet Charity, New Group Theater’s production stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Younger, Violet, Anything Goes) as Charity Hope Valentine, the sassy, diehard romantic dancehall hostess whose naivety and overeager embrace of every man she meets keeps getting her in hot water. Performed in an intimate setting with original choreography by Joshua Bergasse (On the Town), this production of Sweet Charity will be given a fresh, modern perspective by Tony-nominated director Leigh Silverman (Violet, Well). Extended due to popular demand: Nov 2 – Dec 30th! For more info and to buy tickets click HERE.

Sweet Charity is based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Plaiani. Originally produced for the Broadway stage in 1966 by Fryer, Carr and Harris. Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse with Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The original production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards.

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Dusty Springfield – Where Am I Going

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Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields‘ score for the legendary hit musical Sweet Charity spawned many memorable numbers (“Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now” among them), but along the way one of the show’s most moving ballads has criminally been little heard outside of the theater in the past couple of decades: the plaintive closing solo “Where Am I Going.”

The song has been covered by an impressive list of vocalists over the years: Barbara Streisand charted with the song early in her career, and soulful divas ranging from Dionne Warwick, Mary Wells and Kim Weston all committed defining interpretations to wax. For today, we decided to present one of our favorite takes… this one from the Queen of blue-eyed soul, the inimitable Dusty Springfield. The track provided the album title for Springfield’s 1967 release, and her reading of the tune is exactly what you’d expect – a lush soulful ballad fronted by one of the most unmistakable female voices of the last century.

Fifty years after it first premiered on Broadway, Tony winner Sutton Foster (TV’s Bunheads, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes), will star in the New Group‘s revival of Sweet Charity Autumn 2016. Leigh Silverman’s intimate staging of the classic will begin previews in November at Off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center featuring choreography by Joshua Bergasse. For more information and to order tickets click HERE.

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Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet Charity

GettyImages 524220026 Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet CharityMulti-Tony Winner Sutton Foster will star in a revival of Sweet Charity for the New Group’s 2016-2017 season this Fall. With a book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the 1966 musical celebrates its’ 50th anniversary and is one of the most iconic Broadway musicals of the 1960s. The original production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning one for Bob Fosse for Best Choreography and would go on to have a long run in the West End as well as many revivals and international productions.

Sutton has spent the past five years in leading roles on Broadway and TV (Bunheads, Younger) and was a Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman (who also worked with Foster in the 2014 staging of Violet) and Joshua Bergasse (Smash, On The Town) will choreograph. The production will run November & December 2016 and will be presented by The New Group in association with Kevin McCollum. Click HERE for more info.

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