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Sweet Charity   

Minskoff Theatre , (4/27/1986 - 3/15/1987)
First Preview:Apr 15, 1986 Total Previews:15
Opening Date:Apr 27, 1986   
Closing Date:Mar 15, 1987 Total Performances:369

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: New York City. Mid 1960s.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Theatre Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: Pres; Joseph Z. Nederlander: Exec VP, Arthur Rubin: VP/GM)
Produced by Jerome Minskoff, James M. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Based upon an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Additional orchestrations by Richard Bellis, Fred Werner and Billy May
Original production conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse; Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Phyllis Della
General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Kathleen Lowe
Production Manager: Phil Friedman; Production Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Lani Ball; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris Associates
Music Contractor: John Miller; Violin: Abraham Appleman, Richard Henrickson , Deborah Wong, Sidney Kaufman and Sang Kim; Cello: Avron Coleman and Eileen Folson; Trombone: Sy Berger, Garfield Fobbs and Bob Hankle; Trumpet: Glenn Drewes, David Rogers and Frank Fighera; Reeds: John Campo, Ken Hitchcock, Alva Hunt, Eddie Salkin and Jerry Dodgion; Bass: David Finck; Percussion: Joseph Passaro; Keyboards: Don Rebic; Drums: Jimmie Young; Musician: Craig Snyder
Casting: Howard Feuer; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dance Captain: Mimi Quillin; Associate Dance Captain: Chet Walker; Advertising: Fisher & Co.
Special thanks to Dizzy Gillespie
Debbie Allen Charity
Quinn Baird Married Couple (man)
Christine Colby Ensemble
Alice Everett Cox Ensemble
Kim Morgan Greene Ensemble
Jan Horvath Married Couple (woman)
Old Maid
Mark Jacoby Vittorio Vidal
Jane Lanier Ensemble
Irving Allen Lee Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck
Fred C. Mann III Manfred
Allison Reneé Manson Ensemble
Tanis Michaels First Cop
Brother Harold
Dana Moore Rosie
Bebe Neuwirth Nickie
Carrie Nygren Ursula
Michelle O'Steen Ensemble
Kelly Patterson Ice Cream Vendor
Stanley Wesley Perryman Brother Ray
Mimi Quillin Mimi
Adrian Rosario Young Spanish Man
Michael Rupert Oscar
Jeff Shade First Young Man
Celia Tackaberry Woman with Hat
Good Fairy
David Warren-Gibson Dark Glasses
Tom Wierney Doorman
Lee Wilkof Herman
Allison Williams Helene
Swings: Michelle O'Steen and Chet Walker
Standby: Bebe Neuwirth (Charity)
Understudies: Kirsten Childs (Helene), Christine Colby (Ursula), Kim Morgan Greene (Charity), Jan Horvath (Good Fairy, Panhandler, Receptionist, Woman with Hat), Michael Licata (Oscar, Vittorio Vidal), Tanis Michaels (Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck), Dana Moore (Nickie), Kelly Patterson (Vittorio Vidal), David Warren-Gibson (Oscar) and Tom Wierney (Herman)
Tony Award®
 1986 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debbie Allen
winner 1986 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Michael Rupert
winner 1986 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Bebe Neuwirth
winner 1986 Best Costume Design [winner]
Patricia Zipprodt
winner 1986 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [winner]
Produced by Jerome Minskoff, James M. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin and Joseph Harris
Theatre World
nominee 1986 Award [recipient]
Mark Jacoby
Drama Desk Award
 1986 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debbie Allen
winner 1986 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Michael Rupert
 1986 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Bebe Neuwirth
 1986 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Bob Fosse
 1986 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1Sung By
You Should See Yourself Charity and Dark Glasses
The Rescue The Passers-by
Big Spender Nickie, Helene and The Fan-Dango Girls
Rich Man's Frug Rosie, Ice Cream Vendor, Young Spanish Man and The Patrons
If My Friends Could See Me Now Charity
Too Many Tomorrows Vittorio Vidal
There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This Charity, Nickie and Helene
I'm The Bravest Individual Charity and Oscar
ACT 2Sung By
Rhythm of Life Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck, Brother Harold, Brother Ray and Worshippers
Baby Dream Your Dream Nickie and Helene
Sweet Charity Oscar
Where Am I Going Charity
I'm A Brass Band Charity and her Brass Band
I Love To Cry At Weddings Herman, Doorman, Nickie, Helene, Girls and Patrons