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Based on the screenplay Nights of Cabiria by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

Debuting on Broadway in 1966, Sweet Charity was a collaboration between some of Broadway's most spectacular talents. Cy Coleman's music effortlessly captures the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields lyrics the vernacular and fascination of the underground scene, in iconic musical numbers such as Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, and There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This. Neil Simon's razor-sharp script lifts the veil on the exquisite agony of living on the under-side of life. The legendary Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the original production, and was largely responsible for the musical's distinctive and lasting identity.



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Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the New York Winter Theatre Season Beyond Broadway
by Maxamoo - Nov 9, 2016

A preview of what we're looking forward to at the theater for the remainder of 2016. We discuss (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS, with Foreword by Nathan Lane, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The complete memoirs of playwright Neil Simon will be released today, November 8th, by Simon & Schuster, featuring a new introduction by Nathan Lane and afterword by Simon's wife Elaine Joyce. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/8/2016 - It's Election Day - Get Out and Vote!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 8, 2016

Today's big news: NYC supper club Feinstein's/54 Below is hosting an Election Day watch party, and Randy Rainbow is bringing his election-themed hilarity to Orlando tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Ballas, Leona Lewis, Idina Menzel & More Perform on DWTS' Broadway Night!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 8, 2016

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS, the six remaining celebrities danced a show-stopping dance to a song from a hit Broadway musical. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz  and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Night on DANCING WITH THE STARS - All the Performances!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 8, 2016

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS, the six remaining celebrities danced a show-stopping dance to a song from a hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Mark Ballas, Idina Menzel to Perform on Tonight's Broadway-Themed DANCING WITH THE STARS!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 7, 2016

On tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS, the six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances - one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extended Again through January 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Following previews last week, The New Group just announced that Sweet Charity has been extended again through January 8! This is now the third time the show has been extended. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the SWEET CHARITY Cast in Costume!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Following previews last week, The New Group just announced that Sweet Charity has been extended again through January 8! This is now the third time the show has been extended. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in costume, as shared on Instagram, below! (more...)

VIDEO: Australian Sensation Patrice Tipoki Releases New Single for the Holidays, CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Australian stage sensation Patrice Tipoki today releases her brand new single Christmas All Year Long The beautifully orchestrated and performed song conveys the message of peace, love, compassion and good will towards all human kind especially during the Christmas season. Despite differences in race, religion, nationality or personal difference this is a sentiment the song encourages people to carry all year round. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: HOLIDAY INN Celebrates Swings, THE KING and I Pays Tribute to HAMILTON, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the ladies of Holiday Inn celebrating a beloved swing, The King and I tour paying tribute to the Schuyler sisters, and more! (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Present Melinda Buckley's MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Mother (and me), Broadway performer and comedienne Melinda Buckley's award-winning, one-woman show about her relationship with her larger than life mother. Directed by Mark Cuddy, Mother (and me) will be performed in the Fielding Stage from November 3 to November 20. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Stage Door Theater to Present SWEET CHARITY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Charity Hope Valentine, Dance Hall Hostess, unlucky romantic, and eternal optimist, continuously searches for true love in Sweet Charity, the Tony Award-winning musical which will open at Broward's Stage Door Theatre on November 4th and run through December 11th at the Broward Stage Door Theatre. (more...)

Stage Legend Chita Rivera Performs Hits from Her Remarkable Career at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chita Rivera is at home on the biggest Broadway stages and at Carnegie Hall - now you can see her perform on the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a one-night-only celebration of the Tony Award winner on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.  Called a "force of nature" by the Associated Press, Chita will perform all the hits from her remarkable 65 year career including numbers from "West Side Story"; "Sweet Charity"; "Chicago'; "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; "Bye, Bye Birdie" and more! Ticket holders are invited to a free wine tasting in the lobby of The Playhouse at 6:15 pm, courtesy of The Wine Group/Benziger Family Winery-and can start off their evening with a Prix Fixe Dinner at Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield). Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, this show will also include a special tribute to Ms. Rivera's dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb (writers of Kiss of the Spider Woman), as well as songs by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Media sponsor for this event is Fine Arts Radio WMNR 88.1fm. (more...)

City Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with the wild comedy of high jinks, good times, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. City Theatre Austin, November 18 - December 18. (more...)

Review Roundup: SWEET CHARITY Starring Sutton Foster Opens Off-Broadway — All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2016

The New Group's Sweet Charity opened tonight at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Morgan James and Shoshana Bean to Bring Female Twist to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

God could be a woman, so why not Jesus? The Highline Ballroom is slated to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, starring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked). (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, November 7, 2016
by - Nov 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, November 7, 2016! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/2/2016 - KINGDOM COME, SWEET CHARITY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 2, 2016

Today's big news: KINGDOM COME opens tonight at Roundabout Underground, plus Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' and Sweet Charity, starring Sutton Foster, start Off-Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Tonight at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents 'Smokey Joe's Café' from tonight, Nov. 2, through Nov. 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse to conclude the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview - Miriam Shor Talks SWEAT at The Public; YOUNGER Season 3
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 2, 2016

Today, Miriam Shor speaks exclusively with BWW about returning to the stage and reveals whether she is #TeamCharles or #TeamJosh when it comes to YOUNGER's Season 3 love triangle! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/19/2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/19/2016. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Feel the Rhythm of Life with Highlights from Sutton Foster- Led SWEET CHARITY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The New Group's Sweet Charity opens on Sunday, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

STEPS Beyond Foundation Presents Benefit Performance of CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, will present a benefit performance of "Call Fosse at the Minskoff" on December 3 at 8:00pm. The one-woman play, written and performed by Mimi Quillin, will be for one night only in the Steps Studio Theater. (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Will Sutton Foster SWEET CHARITY Make the Leap to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The New York Post has reported that producer Kevin McCollum has the rights to transfer off-Broadway's hottest ticket, Leigh Silverman's prodcution of 'Sweet Charity' led by Tony winner, Sutton Foster, to Broadway. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/8/2016 - 11/15/2016
by - Nov 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/8/2016 - 11/15/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Captured in EVITA-Themed Holiday Ornament for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Inimitable icon Patti LuPone has been a shining star on Broadway for more than four decades. Now, she can be the brilliant centerpiece of your holiday decor as the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Legends ornament collection. Scroll down for a peek at the ornament! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

The New Group's BURIED CHILD Gets Encore on THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Theater Close-Up, the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area non-profit Off-Broadway theaters, will present Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child in Scott Elliott's acclaimed production from The New Group, Monday, November 28 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on Friday, December 2 at 3:30 a.m. The play will also air Sunday, December 18 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21. Actress Blythe Danner hosts the broadcast. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Depth with Chita Rivera on her Upcoming Concerts CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 14, 2016

Broadway icon Chita Rivera discusses her upcoming concerts, playing rooms both big and small, getting the job done, and how she discovered her voice. (more...)

Photo Flash: There's Nothing Better Than This- First Look at Sutton Foster & Company in SWEET CHARITY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The New Group just announced that Sweet Charity has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out photos of the cast in action! (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Make U.S. Debut in Los Angeles This Winter; Tour to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2016
by - Nov 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 12, 2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Sutton Foster in SWEET CHARITY!
by Ken Fallin - Nov 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity. (more...)

Celebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will celebrate Thanksgiving with special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. On Thursday, November 24, indulge in a festive Thanksgiving feast that includes classic holiday dishes and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

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