The revival of Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’ musical Sweet Charity is set to kick off The New Group's 2016-17 season. It will feature direction by Leigh Silverman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Foster will star as Charity Hope Valentine (the part originated on Broadway by Gwen Verdon), the unlucky-in-love dance-hall hostess, along with Yesenia Ayala (Ensemble), Darius Barnes (Ensemble), James Brown III (Ensemble), Lori Ann Ferreri (Swing), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Nickie), Shuler Hensley (Oscar), Sasha Hutchings (Rosie / Ensemble), Donald Jones, Jr. (Ensemble), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Ursula / Ensemble), Emily Padgett (Helene), Joel Perez (Herman / Vittorio / Daddy Brubeck) and Ryan Worsing (Swing).
Previews are set to begin November 2 prior to an official opening November 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
Foster is no stranger to the show's music. Watch her sing ”If My Friends Could See Me Now” on Bunheads:
Watch Foster sing “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013 below.
Sweet Charity is presented by The New Group in association with Kevin McCollum. Subscriptions and memberships are available by visiting thenewgroup.org, calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (noon-8 PM daily).
(Updated August 22, 2016)