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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/29- SWEET CHARITY

January 29
9:55 AM 2013

Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!

Today in 1966, Sweet Charity opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 608 performances. Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, the musical was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. 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.

In celebration of this day, we bring you Gwen Verdon's performance of "If My Friends Could See Me Now" on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/29- SWEET CHARITY
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