Sweet Charity

Friday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Sunday, May 5 at 9:15 p.m.: Extended introduction by Stephanie Pope Lofgren, choreographer with The Verdon Fosse Legacy who worked directly with Fosse and Verdon in the original company of Big Deal and the 1986 Sweet Charity revival.

Shirley MacLaine gives one of her greatest performances in this spectacular musical based on Neil Simon’s smash Broadway hit.  Director Bob Fosse broke new cinematic ground with this freewheeling, visually stunning story of a lovelorn New York dance hall hostess, Charity Hope Valentine, who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving man after another.

Screening as part of our new retrospective Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime, Folks!

  • Country USA
  • Year 1969
  • Running Time 149 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Universal
  • Director Bob Fosse
  • Cast Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr,, Chita Rivera
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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