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Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, opened last night, November 18, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the big opening below!

Along with Smith, Forever Dusty will feature Sajous (Spider-Man, American Idiot), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked National Tour), Benim Foster (Barefoot in the Park, Twelve Angry Men), Sean Patrick Hopkins (Forever Plaid, Angels in America), Ashley Betton (Peep Show, Midsummer Night's Dream) and Jonathan C. Kaplan (Falsettos, Diary of Anne Frank).

The additional creative team includes Wilson Chin (Set Design), Richard DiBella (Lighting Design), Matt Kraus (Sound Design), Michael Thomas Murray (Musical Direction), and Nancy Palmatier (Costume Design).

With her towering blonde beehive, spectacular outfits, and most of all, her unforgettable, soulful voice, Dusty Springfield became the first great female pop star of the 1960s. But how did a shy, awkward Catholic schoolgirl with the cumbersome name of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, transform herself into an icon for a generation?

Forever Dusty tells the compelling and moving story of Dusty's journey, in a dramatic, high-energy musical filled with some of the most exciting pop songs ever written, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "The Look of Love," and many others.

Forever Dusty will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions.

For tickets and more information, visit foreverdusty.com, and watch the video below!

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Kirsten Holly Smith

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Kirsten Holly Smith, Christina Sajous

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Benim Foster, Coleen Sexton, Kirsten Holly Smith, Christina Sajous, Sean Patrick Hopkins

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Ashley Betton, Benim Foster, Coleen Sexton, Kirsten Holly Smith, Christina Sajous, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Jonathan C. Kaplan

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Christina Sajous

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Randal Myler, Kirsten Holly Smith, Jonathan Vankin, Michael Thomas Murray

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Jenny Lynn Spencer, Randal Myler, Kirsten Holly Smith, Jonathan Vankin, Michael Thomas Murray, Leslie Brockett, Paul Huntley

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Paul Huntley

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
J. Robert Spencer, Jenny Lynn Spencer

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Perez Hilton

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Debbie Harry, Michael Formika

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Debbie Harry

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Michael Longoria

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Ronnie Spector

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Rachelle Rak, Rachel Bay Jones

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Daniel Reichard and guest

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Jorja Fox

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Ricky Paull Goldin

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Leslie Brockett, Jorja Fox

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Eva Price, Steve Guttenberg

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Carson Kressley

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!

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