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Sweet Charity Revival 1986

Opened: April 27, 1986
Closing: March 15, 1987

Sweet Charity - 1986 - Broadway History , Info & More

Minskoff Theatre (Broadway)
200 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

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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Happy Birthday, Bebe Neuwirth! Neuwirth made her Broadway debut in the role of Sheila in A Chorus Line in 1980. She later appeared in revivals of Little Me (1982) Sweet Charity (1986), for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and Damn Yankees (1994). 1996 saw her play the role of Velma Kelly in the Broadway revival of Chicago. That role brought her her greatest stage recognition to date, and several awards including the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Neuwirth would later return to the still-running revival of Chicago in 2006, this time in the role of Roxie Hart.She will next return to the musical as 'Mama Morton' in January 2014.

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Happy Birthday, Bebe Neuwirth! Neuwirth made her Broadway debut in the role of Sheila in A Chorus Line in 1980. She later appeared in revivals of Little Me (1982) Sweet Charity (1986), for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and Damn Yankees (1994). 1996 saw her play the role of Velma Kelly in the Broadway revival of Chicago. That role brought her her greatest stage recognition to date, and several awards including the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Neuwirth would later return to the still-running revival of Chicago in 2006, this time in the role of Roxie Hart.She will next return to the musical as 'Mama Morton' in January 2014.

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Sweet Charity History

Other Productions of Sweet Charity

1966   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1967   West End London Production
West End
1986   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1998   West End London Revival
West End
2005   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2006   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2010   West End Menier Chocolate Factory Revival
West End
2016   Off-Broadway The New Group Off-Broadway Revival
Off-Broadway
2019   West End Donmar Warehouse London Revival
West End

Sweet Charity - 1986 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1986 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt
1986 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Michael Rupert
1986 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Bebe Neuwirth
1986 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Debbie Allen
1986 Tony Awards Best Revival Jerome Minskoff
1986 Tony Awards Best Revival James M. Nederlander
1986 Tony Awards Best Revival Arthur Rubin
1986 Tony Awards Best Revival Joseph Harris

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