Sweet Charity
Theatre: Al Hirschfeld
Status: Closed
(April 11, 2005 - December 31, 2005 )
  • Preview: April 11, 2005
  • Open: May 4, 2005
  • Close: December 31, 2005
Musical - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins

A musical based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for "Nights of Cabiria" and conceived by Bob Fosse, "Sweet Charity" focuses on Charity Hope Valentine who, despite her job at a seedy dime-a-dance joint, is an incurable optimist. Charity never stops looking for true love and never seems to look for it in the right places.

For The Record:

The original production of “Sweet Charity” opened on Jan 29, 1966 at the Palace under the auspices of Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc.  Bob Fosse directed and choreographed a cast which featured Gwen Verdon (“Charity”), John McMartin, Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver & James Luisi.  “Sweet Charity” was revived by Jerome Minskoff, James M Nederlander, Arthur Rubin & Joseph Harris at the Minskoff on Apr 27, 1986.  Mr Fosse returned to direct and choreograph a cast which featured Debbie Allen as “Charity.” 

Total Gross: $18,653,757
Average Weekly Gross: $490,888
Total Attendance: 300,014
Average Weekly Attendance: 69%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

Edwin W Schloss

Advertising Representative:


Production Stage Manager:

David O'Brien

Book Writer:

Neil Simon


Cy Coleman


Dorothy Fields


Walter Bobbie


Wayne Cilento


Scott Pask


Brian MacDevitt


Don Sebesky

Musical Director:

Gordon Harrell


Charity Hope Valentine 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005
Oscar Lindquist 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005
Nickie 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005
Helene  04/11/2005 - 09/18/2005
Herman  04/11/2005 - 06/10/2005
Vittoria Vidal 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005
Ursula 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005
Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck 04/11/2005 - 12/31/2005