Sweet Charity

  • Date:
    May 1, 2005

    Book by: Neil Simon
    Music by: Cy Coleman
    Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields
    Choreography by: Wayne Cilento
    Directed by: Walter Bobbie
    Cast: Christina Applegate (Charity), Denis O'Hare (Oscar Linquist), Natascia Diaz, Solange Sandy, Ernie Sabella (Herman), Paul Schoeffler, Rhett George (Big Daddy), Shannon Lewis, Todd Anderson Alexis Carra, Joyce Chittick, Tim Craskey, Dylis Croman, Anika Ellis, Bob Gaynor, Tyler Hanes, Manuel Herrera, Kisha Howard, Mylinda Hull, Reginald Holden Jennings, Amy Krawcek, Corrine McFadden, Marielys Molina, Timothy Edward Smith, Seth Stewart.
    Synopsis: The story concerns Charity, a hostess girl who works at the Fan-Dango Ballroom and is unlucky in love. However, just as she has about given up on men, she falls in love with Oscar, a man she meets while trapped in a lift. Has Charity finally found the man of her dreams or will she be disappointed again?.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Concludes a Broadway season weak on musicals not with a hoped-for fanfare but with an all-too-appropriate wistful whimper.�
    HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The show far exceeded the minimal expectations it had raised."
    CLIVE BARNES of the NEW YORK POST says "Damn Good! Pretty as a picture and cool as a Popsicle, Christina Applegate is triumphant. Cy Coleman's gorgeously glittering, razzmatazz tunes, with their upbeat Dorothy Fields lyrics, are blazing. Wayne Cilento gives the dances their own punch. The always dazzling Denis O'Hare is exultant. You'll have a great time!"
    ELYSA GARNER, USA Today says "Denis O'Hare is goofily charming as Oscar, Charity's love interest. Applegate doesn't just hold her own in the company of such practiced pros; she soars. If you can see her now, you should."
    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Cheesy revision of what was once Bob Fosse's show'. "
    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "It would be nice to report that things have come together triumphantly for "Sweet Charity," the problem-plagued revival. Yet the production, like its heroine's efforts in the love department, delivers mixed, bittersweet results."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

    New York Times
    New York Daily News
    Associated Press