Sweet Charity
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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity NYC Reviews and Tickets

(251 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

About the Show

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster stars in The New Group's revival of this classic musical about a sassy yet naive dance hall hostess whose overeager embrace of every man she meets lands her in hot water.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (251)

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75 Reviews | 39 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy musicals with a plot. Plot is eternal. Great singing and both seeious and funny.

Don't see it if The use of entire theatre as stage would bother you. You must turn in your seat for some scenes.

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Hilarious, Epic

See it if you want to be truly entertained....Plus Sutton Foster, need I say more.

Don't see it if you don't like small spaces.

70 Reviews | 16 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Romantic, Edgy

See it if you want to see a classic musical reinvented and performed by the best.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate venues or minimalist theatre Read more

67 Reviews | 21 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Masterful, Raunchy

See it if You want a complete well rounded show.

Don't see it if Raunchy shows make you uncomfortable

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Catch this gem soon to see why Sutton Foster is a Broadway queen. She's funny, dazzling & endearing. Bonus is an intimate theater setting.

Don't see it if You want a traditional Broadway experience.

54 Reviews | 22 Followers
Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if This was my kind of sweet charity. One of the best musicals i've seen this whole year. Sutton and cast and absolutely fuckin amazing!!!

Don't see it if If you are expecting a flashy old school typical production. this is edgy gritty version

61 Reviews | 82 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a well staged, well written musical. Are a fan of S.Foster or any of the cast. Each performer was perfect in their role!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy older musicals, are not a fan of Sutton Foster. You do not enjoy quirky humor that may be a little over the top. Read more

400 Reviews | 50 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Fan of the music(al). Sutton Foster. Great production.

Don't see it if Expecting big.

Critic Reviews (50)

The New York Times
November 20th, 2016

"Foster makes the role of Charity so completely and convincingly her own, even if the production in which she appears rarely offers her support to match. (The exception is a wonderfully sadsack Shuler Hensley.)...The overall production exists principally as a serviceable frame for Ms. Foster’s portraiture. Mr. Bergasse is less assured doing Fosse. Though he has come up with some affecting choreography for Charity, should-be showstoppers lack satiric oomph."
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Time Out New York
November 20th, 2016

"There’s an argument to be made for this approach, but it would require a darker and more specific production than the rest of what director Leigh Silverman has assembled...Yet there’s much to enjoy in this 'Sweet Charity,' starting with the musical itself. The songs are top-notch; Neil Simon’s book still earns laughs. And Foster’s will-to-spunkiness is a terrific match for Charity. But if this revival has a future, it should fill out to meet its ambitions."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 20th, 2016

"In the stripped-down and stirring revival starring the astonishing Sutton Foster, Silverman has in many ways succeeded...This one never lets you forget that it is fundamentally about women endangered by men, poverty, and a lack of education…Without that Broadway lift, ‘Sweet Charity’ risks seeming leaden and grubby…Hollowness is unavoidable here...Silverman’s work with Foster is extraordinary. Together, they get the most out of the complicated comedy of scenes."
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New Yorker
November 27th, 2016

"You keep hoping that, despite early signs of limpness, it won’t be drained of all its energy and sentiment by the end. But the director, Leigh Silverman, is adept at throwing ash on soap bubbles. The problem is that she’s too serious about theatre; she wants her shows to count—to have a moral purpose...Instead of trusting in and directing the flow of Foster’s natural wellspring of talent, she set out to dam it."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 20th, 2016

"Foster and Silverman bring comparable insight to 'Sweet Charity.' They embrace the goofy, big-hearted openness of the title character, but also the bleakness of her reality...If the approach falls short of revelatory, that's perhaps because this flawed show can never seem complete without Fosse's dance moves…It could use a bit more oomph in the choreography. But the crucial component that requires zero improvements is Foster's gorgeous performance. She's perfection."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 20th, 2016

"Charity was always a pretty great part. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a performer better equipped than two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, whose vocal and dance skills are matched only by her gift for physical comedy. The top-notch supporting cast includes Shuler Hensley; Asmeret Ghebremichael and Emily Padgett as two tell-it-like-it-is Fan-Dango dancers; and the versatile Joel Perez in four roles. Did we mention this production is stripped-down?"
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November 20th, 2016

"Dancing is what you get a lot of in this modest but smartly staged production...Silverman’s production captures the air of wised-up innocence that defines the woolly era of the early ’60s. Charity is very much a child of her time, and Foster is just plain marvelous at conveying her yearning to fit in and belong. While a fine supporting cast are strongest in the dance department, there’s a sense that they have all seen the future and found it less fun than it was cracked up to be."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 24th, 2016

"This new version is the best production imaginable, and Foster is giving the performance of a lifetime in the title role. I’ve never seen her do anything better—and that’s really saying something...Emotionally convincing to the highest degree, starting with Foster’s performance...Since the other members of the cast are good enough not to be swamped by her, the result is not an unbalanced tour de force but a dramatically convincing presentation of a musical whose flaws can only be overcome."
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