Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Charity’

Peggy Lee – Big Spender

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1966 saw the debut of the iconic hit musical Sweet Charity on Broadway. Combining the music of Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, the direction and choreography of the legendary Bob Fosse, and a book written by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity literally reinvented the look and sound of contemporary musical theater.

Of the many standards that came out of the show, “Big Spender” remains one of musical theater’s most memorable classics. Originally immortalized on the original cast record, the tune has been covered and sampled by a very diverse group over the years: from Shirley Bassey to Queen, and Sam Phillips to Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Jay Z and A$AP Rocky to name a few.

This week’s version was the original pop cut, a Top 10 AC hit for Peggy Lee featuring an impeccable arrangement by Dave Grusin.

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Royal Exchange Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity

MRE 1024x755 Royal Exchange Theatre Presents: Sweet CharityThe Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester UK Presents Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Simon, and Bob Fosse‘s hit musical Sweet Charity: December 3 – January 28th. With a score full of big numbers (Big Spender, Rhythm of Life, If My Friends Could See Me Now) this Broadway classic will be brought roaring into the Exchange this Christmas by the team behind our hit production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Click HERE for tickets and info.

Sweet Charity is one of the best musicals ever written and defined a decade. Audiences can expect brilliant performances, stunning choreography – and brass. Lots of brass… I can’t stop listening to the score – it’s hit after hit. Every department at the Exchange pulled out all the stops for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and I can’t wait to work with them all again.” Derek Bond, Director

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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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Joe Stilgoe – The Rhythm of Life

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The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet

One of our favorite tunes around the Notable offices, “The Rhythm of Life,” is classic Cy Coleman Broadway. An undeniably happy beat drives this tune that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Written by Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the 1966 hit Broadway musical Sweet Charity, a show that reinvented Broadway, remains one of musical theatre’s most revered classics.

The tune’s iconic 1969 performance was by none other than Sammy Davis Jr. for Charity’s film adaptation. A couple of years later soulful versions by the likes of Motown royalty Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations would hit the airwaves, exposing this classic to a whole new audience.

This week we give you Joe Stilgoe‘s stellar performance from his new album Songs on Film: The Sequel. Flip your wings and fly to Daddy!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) & Lida Enterprises (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master Controlled by Linn Records.

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