By Sandi Durell
The New Group is presenting a limited engagement of Cy Coleman (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics), with book by Neil Simon, of the classic musical Sweet Charity to begin previews on November 2 at the Pershing Square Signature Center – Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre – opening November 20 and running thru December 30.
Sutton Foster plays Hope Valentine, the sassy romantic dancehall hostess together with an all star cast featuring Shuler Hensley as Oscar, Nikka Graff Lanzarone as Ursula, Emily Padgett as Helene and Joel Perez in triple roles as Herman/Vittorio/Daddy Brubeck.
The intimate setting will present some new staging and a fresh, modern update by director Leigh Silverman, with Joshua Bergasse creating the choreography.
The complete cast includes Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones Jr, Cody Williams.
The New Group – Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42 Street) 212 279-4200 www.thenewgroup.org
Theater Pizzazz on the Scene: Photos/Video -Sandi Durell