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Sweet Charity Juliet Prowse, Bernard Delfont, Harold Felding, Louis Michaels, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Sim

Sweet Charity Juliet Prowse, Bernard Delfont, Harold Felding, Louis Michaels, Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Sim

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Few shows in recent years have drawn such unanimous praise from the London critics as Sweet Charity which opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre, on October 11, 1967, to a chorus of loud Hoorays. “Irresistible,” said the Daily Express. “A triumph,” said the Sun. “Everybody but everybody had a whale of a time,” said the Daily Sketch, and went on to describe the show as “a sweet, sweet, sexy fairy tale – nice and dirty, witty and pretty with enough energy to pop the corks of every bottle of non-fizz in the West End. And funny, very funny, too.” The story is a simple one and stems from an Oscar®- winning Italian film, The Nights of Cabiria, directed by Federico Fellini. In the musical version, the heroine is Charity Hope Valentine, a New York dance-hall hostess, played in the London production with consummate talent, inimitable charm and unflagging energy by Juliet Prowse. Charity is accident prone in her love affairs. As one of her friends tells her, she runs her heart like a hotel: she has guys checking in and out all the time. We meet her first in Central Park, and follow her to the ballroom where she works, to the apartment of an ageing Italian film star where she spends the night (but not quite in the way she would have wished), to the YMCA in search of culture (a search which provides her with a new romance) to Coney Island, and inevitably back to Central Park where it all began. The details of the story are less important than the artistry with which it is told. You can pick up most of the action from the songs themselves (a sign of fine show-writing, and a tribute to the skills of composer Cy Coleman and lyricist Dorothy Fields).
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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Sony Masterworks SRM 4
    • UPC/Barcode: 888751154926
    • Item Number: 88875115492