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Sweet Charity - 1966 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: January 18, 1966
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Sweet Charity Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Sweet Charity been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Bob Fosse, Best Conductor and Musical Director for Dorothy Fields, Best Costume Design for Irene Sharaff , Best Direction of a Musical for Bob FosseBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman and Best Scenic Design for Robert Randolph.

What Tony Awards has Sweet Charity won?
Best Choreography for Bob Fosse Best Conductor and Musical Director for Dorothy Fields Best Costume Design for Irene Sharaff Best Direction of a Musical for Bob Fosse Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman Best Scenic Design for Robert Randolph.

What is the order of songs in Sweet Charity and what's the order?
You Should See Yourself
The Rescue
Big Spender
Charity's Soliloquy
Rich Man's Frug
If My Friends Could See Me Now
Too Many Tomorrows
There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
Charity's Theme
I'm the Bravest Individual [i]
Rhythm of Life
Subway
Baby Dream Your Dream
Coney Island Waltz
Sweet Charity [i]
Where Am I Going?
I'm a Brass Band
I Love to Cry at Weddings
Gimme a Raincheck
You Wanna Bet
Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10
When Did You Know?
Poor Everybody Else
My Personal Property
It's a Nice Face
Sweet Charity [ii]
Sweet Charity -- Rebirth
I'm the Bravest Individual [ii]

What productions of Sweet Charity have there been?
Sweet Charity has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1966, Broadway which opened in 1966, West End which opened in 1967, Broadway which opened in 1986, Broadway which opened in 1986, West End which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, US Tour which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2010, Off-Broadway which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2019.