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Sweet Charity - 1966 - Broadway

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.


Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020
Starting next week, BroadwayWorld is bringing dancers back to centerstage with NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION - sponsored by LaDuca. In the meantime, we're celebrating musical theatre dancing with just a few of the most iconic Broadway dances from decades past.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Broadway for Biden, in partnership with Broadway Sessions, Women for Biden-Harris, and Women of Color for Biden-Harris, will present its first performance fundraiser for the Biden-Harris campaign, Broadway Sessions Presents: Belting for Biden, tonight, September 3, 2020 at 9:00pm EST.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2020
This week's list includes a recording of Nick Cordero's cabaret performance at Feinstein's/54 Below, as well as new music from Laura Benanti, the script of Linda Vista by Tracy Letts, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Some of Broadway's best recorded some incredible performances and you can catch all of them now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
After selling out in just two hours, Sydney's most iconic cabaret night returns with a stellar lineup of local talent throughout October. Hosted by the inimitable Trevor Ashley, Showqueen returns socially distant, but still as fabulous as ever. Moving down the road to the Paddo RSL Showroom, we continue with new shows on Sunday 4, 11 and 25 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Tune in tonight (September 17) and tomorrow (September 18) at 8pm ET to find out which contestants made the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 8! In the meantime, we're celebrating musical theatre dancing with just a few of the most iconic Broadway dances from decades past.
by Martin Ganeider - Sep 14, 2020
Of course, it's different but let's hope for the best, it will stay with us from now on. Things have changed, getting into the theater and into your seat might be different but hey, you still get the chance to enjoy live theatre and that's rare these days. Chapeau to the Vienna Volksoper and their team. Their Covid-19 prevent concept made it possible to reopen the house again. SWEET CHARITY, the Musical based on Fellini's movie 'Nights of Cabiria', is telling the story of the taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine. When you are talking about SWEET CHARITY names like Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine are coming to your mind. Fosse created a masterpiece, his choreographies are something unique, and of course something you can't replicate. Director Johannes von Matuschka and his Choreographer Damian Czarnecki decided to create something un-Fosse. When you are used to Rich Mans Frug's Magic and all the Fosse Stuff, you might be disappointed. Nevermind the dance numbers are entertaining bur forget the missing Fosse magic. Enjoy the star of the evening. Austria's very own Lisa Habermann, starring as Charity Hope Valentine is something you can't miss this theatre season, undoubtful a first-class Leading Lady. Habermann is the Charity HOPE Valentine of our time! Charmingly, cheeky, and adorable from the very first minute. Peter Lesiak's performance as Oscar Lindquist brought back memories from the days when Mel Brooks THE PRODUCERS was in town and he was performing his heart out as Leo Bloom. Seems like nothing has changed since then. He is as brilliant as ever. The cast is full of first-class artists like Caroline Frank ( Helene), Julia Koci (Nickie), or Drew Sarich ( Daddy Brubeck) who was dressed as a mash-up from Hedwig and Frank'n Furter a transcendent preacher in a surreal staging. The show lost some of its tempo in Act 2, it felt like slowing down after Drew Sarich's psychedelic performance.
by BWW Prompts - Sep 14, 2020
Today we asked our readers to share their favorite moments from last night's Miscast gala!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 15 in the college category.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 15 in the high school category.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center welcomes Tiffani Gavin as its next Executive Director. Gavin helms the nationally-recognized, award-winning institution and leads its professional development programs for puppetry, plays, musicals, and cabaret, as well as the flagship undergraduate program, the National Theater Institute.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Broadway for Biden, in partnership with Broadway Sessions, Women for Biden-Harris, and Women of Color for Biden-Harris, will present its first performance fundraiser for the Biden-Harris campaign, Broadway Sessions Presents: Belting for Biden, this Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00pm EST.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 9, 2020
En la charla de ayer Marta Ribera, Velma Kelly en CHICAGO España, y Gabriela Garcia, ensemble y dance captain de CHICAGO en Broadway, charlan sobre el estilo inconfundible de Bob Fosse.
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020
Broadway's Eric Sciotto created a music video of himself dancing to 'Music and the Mirror' from A Chorus Line!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with Mauricio Martinez's show!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2020
Quarantine has us all going a little crazy, but adding a little bit of Fosse might make it feel a little bit less crazy. Watch below as The Aloof gets a 2020 spoof!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020
To all theater people out there who have suddenly found themselves spending endless amounts of time scrolling through TikTok... you are not alone! If you are a fellow theater nerd looking for the most amusing theater-related TikToks, look no further! We're rounding up our top ten favorite theater TikToks from this week!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its special 3D+U guests for Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, including Nikki Snelson, Lisa Loeb, and Beth Malone.
by Greer Firestone - May 13, 2020
There is no one in the tri-state region with more live theater experience than Bob Kelly, Artistic Director at Candlelight Dinner Theatre. Founded in 1969 by John and Lena O'Toole and Julian and Annabelle Borris, it quickly became a nexus for hundreds of aspiring actors, where all were inspired to self-invent and where ambition was oxygen.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020
Watch Broadway Does Mother's Day, The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, and more!
by Amber Adams - Jun 9, 2020
AVIVA - DANCE FILM at Virtual Theatrical Premier this Friday, June 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will co-presented with Barrington Stage Company, Broadway Dance Center, Kaatsbaan, The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Spoleto Festival USAthe premiere of Storm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
'THE DRIVE IN' at TROUBADOUR MERIDIAN WATER announces live theatre for families and kids this summer with LIVE AT 'THE DRIVE IN': KIDS SHOWS.  Initial programming includes the West End production of Horrible Histories a?" Barmy Britain from 19 - 23 August 2020 and the roarsome interactive show Dinosaur World Live from 26 - 30 August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
On this day we're celebrating a giant in a the world's of dance and directing, the legendary Bob Fosse!
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 19, 2020
Dear diary, Corona is still dominating the world but some things are getting back to some sort of normal, slowly but constantly. I have to say it out loud what we all are feeling right now. Dear theatre, we bloody miss you. The excitement on the way to the theatre, the smell when we get into the building, the pure enjoyment of a live performance, and everything about it, we miss it but where is hope is also light. Robert Meyer, Viennas Volksoper Director set up 9 different concerts for the end of June for an audience of only 100. The concerts got sold out immediately.
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 18, 2020
While sheltering in place since March, Brooklyn-based artist Warren Wright (aka Warrencito) took full advantage of his quarantine downtime. Combining his fascination with Barbie Dolls, iconic dance sequences, and stop-motion, he creates some astonishing videos. If you're a fan of Madonna, Bob Fosse, or even Lucy Ricardo—you're bound to find something joyful in the recreations Wright refers to as “Dollmation.”
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2020
Tony winner Donna McKechnie will take the airwaves with Richard Skipper through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook AND YouTube for Project ALS June 15th at 5PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
The illustrious Chita Rivera illuminated screens around the world with a stream of her one-night-only concert Chita: A Legendary Celebration. The evening, which streamed on May 29, 2020, and benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ' COVID-19 relief efforts, raised a spectacular $100,036.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Ever wondered what stage managing some of the greats like Gwen Verdon, Tallulah Bankhead, Judy Garland, and Groucho Marx during the golden age of Broadway was like? Ever dreamed what sitting at a production table with famed director/choreographers like Bob Fosse and Tommy Tune brought?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Following the UK Government shutdown of theatres in March, the producers of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, have rescheduled the new UK & Ireland Tour to dates in 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Yesterday, July 29, he chatted with the great Ann Reinking!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 28, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Watch below as he chats with living legend Ann Reinking!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
A history-making first for The Muny, the live-streamed, free program features historic footage from past Muny summer shows, including Elton John and Tim Ricea??s Aida, 42nd Street, Spamalot and Oklahoma!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 25, 2020
When the negativity on the Facebook page BROADWAY BY BROADWAY became overrun with negativity, theater legend Betty Buckley stepped in with an open letter to the membership that has caught a lot of peoples' attention.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
The lineup for the second episode of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! has been announced. This free, live-streamed program will air on Monday, July 27, at 8:15 p.m. CDT.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020
Today (July 18-19) in live streaming: Rizzos reunite, #SunshineSongs continues, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Leading lady, Pippa Grandison, much loved star of Australian stage and screen, is about to make her long awaited debut at Claire's Kitchen - the hottest and yummiest Covid-19 friendly cabaret venue in town.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
The Joyce Theater Foundation will host three Dancing Dialogues, live virtual panel discussion with prominent dance makers and artists including Ronald K. Brown, Patricia Delgado, Virginia Johnson, and Francesca Harper, on Monday nights from July 20 - August 10.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Asian Artists Step Forward, A Musical Concert Celebrating Love, Hope and Humor that was performed live on June 6, 2019 at The Green Room 42 in New York, will be streamed beginning Tuesday, August 4th at 12pm. The concert will be available on demand until September 30th to benefit The Actors Fund's COVID-19 Relief Effort.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Rachel Bay Jones is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances (and her Tony acceptance speech) before her show on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Hosted by Ben Cameron, the NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION judges panel will include: Phil LaDuca, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyler Hanes, Sasha Hutchings, and Megan Sikora- plus more special guests judges to be announced soon!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
As performing arts venues around the country collectively reel from closures due to COVID-19, the largest regional theatre in the southern half of the U.S. is moving forward with a bold and daring $30 million expansion.