Film Forum Presents: Bob Fosse’s SWEET CHARITY

March 24 - 30, 2023 - All events start @12:30, 4, 7:30pm EXCEPT the 26th @1, 4:30, 8 and the 27th @12:30 & 4pm

U.S., 1969
Directed by Bob Fosse
Starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, and Sammy Davis Jr.
Approx. 160 min. 

Fosse’s Broadway smash — a musical version of Fellini’s NIGHTS OF CABIRIA — became his feature film debut, with Shirley MacLaine taking Gwen Verdon’s stage role of Charity Hope Valentine, the dancehall hostess with a heart of gold. Fosse transfers his Tony-winning choreography to the Scope screen, with highlights including “There’s Got to Be Something Better Than This” — performed by MacLaine, Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly on a Manhattan rooftop — “Big Spender,” “If They Could See Me Now,” and Fossian takeoffs on chic disco dances and psychedelia. With Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalbán and GUYS AND DOLLS’ Stubby Kaye. Screenplay by Neil Simon.

Hudson Square

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