Forever Dusty will close on 07 Apr 2013

The New York Premiere of Forever Dusty, a bio-musical about Dusty Springfield, written by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, will play its final performance on 07 Apr 2013.

The show opened at New World Stages on 18 Nov 2012, following previews from 11 Nov 2012.

The musical opened to mostly poor reviews: As an evening of Dusty's greatest hits, it is aces (Back Stage); Will have you wishin' and hopin' you were somewhere else (Newsroom Jersey); Perfunctory staging peppered with cliches (Variety).

Forever Dusty tells the story of Dusty Springfield's journey, in a musical featuring the pop song "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "The Look of Love," and many others.

With her towering blonde beehive, spectacular outfits, and most of all, her soulful voice, Dusty Springfield became one of the first great female pop stasr of the 1960's. But how did a shy, awkward Catholic schoolgirl with the cumbersome name of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, transform herself into an icon for a generation?

Directed by Randal Myler, the cmusical stars Kirsten Holly Smith as 'Dusty Springfield' and and also features Christina Sajous, Coleen Sexton, Benim Foster, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Ashley Betton and Jonathan C. Kaplan.

The creative team includes Wilson Chin (Set Design), Richard DiBella (Lighting Design), Matt Kraus (Sound Design), Michael Thomas Murray (Musical Direction), and Nancy Palmatier (Costume Design).

The musical is produced Off-Broadway by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions.

Kirsten Holly Smith as Dusty Springfield

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