Sweet Charity

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: January 18, 1966
  • Opening Date: January 29, 1966
  • Closing Date: July 15, 1967
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 608

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: Dorothy Fields

Book: Neil Simon


A New York taxi dancer is open-hearted but unlucky in love, until she meets a strait-laced claustrophobe and nurses him through an elevator jam, in this musical adaptation of the Federico Fellini film The Nights of Cabiria.


Opening Night Cast

Gwen Verdon in Sweet Charity Gwen Verdon Charity
Michael Davis Mike
Helen Gallagher in Sweet Charity Helen Gallagher Nickie
Eddie Gasper Brother Eddie
David Gold Barney
James Luisi Vittorio Vidal
John McMartin in Sweet Charity John McMartin Oscar
Carmen Morales Carmen
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Music
Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Lyrics
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Director
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Choreographer
  Robert Randolph Scenic Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Outstanding Performance Gwen Verdon Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Actress in a Musical Gwen Verdon Nominee
1966 Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1966 Composer and Lyricist Cy Coleman
Dorothy Fields
1966 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Irene Sharaff Nominee
1966 Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse Nominee
1966 Featured Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominee
1966 Featured Actress in a Musical Helen Gallagher Nominee
1966 Musical   Nominee
1966 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robert Randolph Nominee
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