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Sweet Charity

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Members say: 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. More…

Fifty years after it debuted on Broadway, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical is revived in an intimate setting. The production features new choreography by Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse ('On the Town') and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman ('Violet,' 'Well'), who brings a fresh, modern perspective to the age-old story of a woman who thinks she needs a man to save her.

Member Reviews (251)


Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting
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Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Dated

See it if you love the musical or want to see Sutton Foster up close and if you're OK with a very stripped down production

Don't see it if you want great choreography or costume design, or if a bare bones production of what should be a lavish and showy musical would bother you

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you can get tickets. Sutton Foster is wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy scaled down musicals in small venues.

Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to see a wonderful score performed by a superb cast in a way that makes you feel for this classic musical in an entirely new way.

Don't see it if don't like musicals that have a darker side that makes you feel something or if you don't like choreography-heavy musicals.

Great singing, Great staging, Dated

See it if SUTTON FOSTER, SHULER HENSLEY, JOEL PEREZ.... need I say more?

Don't see it if You care too much about the musical itself. Sweet Charity isn't my favorite show, but the performances here were amazing and intimate.

Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Sutton Foster lead a spectacular company. She's fantastic, as is the rest of the cast (particularly Joel Perez).

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of SWEET CHARITY. The show honestly doesn't make a ton of sense.

Also There's an all-lady band, which is very exciting! Leigh Silverman did ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Edgy, Funny, Romantic, Quirky

See it if you like a fresh and delightful take on a classic.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of 60s style, slightly fluffy romances.

Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautifully choreographed and performed production of a well known show

Don't see it if you don't want to see a 1960s show and the gender roles that implies.

Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Agree with comments below. Sutton Foster is great in the role.

Don't see it if if you are familiar with Fosse's original choreography you might be disappointed. Some directing/design issues.... (and THAT wig!)

Disappointing, Great singing, Just okay, Nothing special

See it if you've never seen a production or if you can forgive bad production concepts. Miss Foster, however, is wonderful as is the rest of the cast.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see an inventive reimagined concept. It's really pretty tacky - and replacing the Fosse choreography was a huge mistake.

Bare, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You know that Sweet Charity was meant to be a dark story

Don't see it if You're expecting Bob Fosse moves.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Quirky

See it if you love Sutton Foster (and who doesn't). This is a great opportunity to see her up close and at her best.

Don't see it if you are expecting a big Broadway stage.

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.

Classic, Fun, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Sutton Foster can light up a dark room with her smile. Her Charity will break your heart.

Don't see it if You don’t like revival. But this one you would. Just saying.

Delightful, Entertaining, Dated

See it if If you love Sutton Foster. She is the only reason to see this show.

Don't see it if You miss Bob Fosse-you still will. It is a really stripped down version of a classic.

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if it's a really funny show that gives the audience lots to think about

Don't see it if you prefer shows with neatly wrapped up endings

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you can get a ticket (right now I'm assuming you either have a ticket or you have missed out)

Don't see it if you don't like Sutton Foster, or female-centric shows

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

Also Sutton Foster is perfectly cast and shines so bright in this role. She... Read more Read less

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like a cutesy type of show

Don't see it if you are looking for something more over the top

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You love to see the amazing actors Sutton Foster and Shuller Hensley at their best. Great acting, dancing & singing.Wonderful songs/lyrics.

Don't see it if you want to see musicals on a large stage with lots of scenery. Don't like to see some actors play a couple of different roles.

Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You loke Sutton Foster, dancing, theater in the round, Fosse

Don't see it if You only like new shows or have a problem with breaking thr 4th wall

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Dated, Great acting

See it if You like slightly dated musicals, stripped down to their essentials, with star performances from Sutton Foster and others.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals and Sweet Charity in particular, and prefer more contemporary works.

Overrated, Slow, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Sutton Foster. She sparkles in this production with her usual charm. Ensemble is also great.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be blown away. It's a small production so some of the numbers felt small and underdone.

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.

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

Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Fun, Great dancing

See it if you have not seen a production of Sweet Charity. The Fosse versions are a tough comparison.

Don't see it if you expect Fosse directing and choreography.

Also I was fortunate in that I had not seen earlier productions or the movi... Read more Read less

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 po...
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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 b...
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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 seemi...
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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 pu...
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