Sweet Charity Broadway:
Sweet Charity plays at Aaron Davis Hall
134th St and Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Located on the campus of the City College of New York, between West 133rd and 135th Streets on Convent Avenue.- Map
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New Haarlem Arts Theatre Presents "Sweet Charity". America's favorite Fosse musical is re-envisioned to reflect the changing roles of Latinos in our society.
"Sweet Charity" was originally based on Federico Fellini's screenplay, "Nights of Cabiria", a tale of the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, with the central character adapted to a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall.
Director Julio Agustin saw similarities between this endearing protagonist and a succession of Latina stars whom, through tumultuous relationships and (for the most part) public divorces, maintained a public image of innocence and held out hope for a love that is happily-ever-after. ("I am a good, gentle person, but I am attracted to mean personalities" confessed Margarita Carmen Cansino, better known as Rita Hayworth.) Thus was born an idea to make the title character into Caridad, a Latina Sweet Charity, setting the musical in a neighborhood that is 60s in feel and fun, but also urban, edgy and contemporary. Thus was born an idea to make the title character into Caridad, a Latina Sweet Charity, setting the musical in a neighborhood that is 60s in feel and fun, but also urban, edgy and contemporary.
The characters of the classic sixties musical will be re-envisioned to reflect the changing roles of Latinos in our society while the traditional music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon will be preserved. The 1966 Broadway tuner was originally conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse. Director Julio Agustin has tapped choreographer Lainie Munro for the job of nestling his radical new concept into Fosse's formative jazz dances.
Watch for a surprising plot twist at the end that gives the female protagonist a strength she hasn't had in past productions!
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Neil Simon
Originally choreographed by Bob Fosse
Conceived and directed as a latina's story by JULIO AGUSTIN
Choreography by Lainie Munro.
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