Jackson Castiglione, Pilar Mata Dupont and Mark Evans
In a world overcrowded with self-help gurus, could the answer to happiness simply be found in the wisdom of Paris Hilton, Governor Schwarzenegger and a lonely Imp? Can the quest for, money, love and fame be realised in the glitz and glamour of a TV Game show?
Book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Lars Jensen; Musical Director Linda Gefken; Choreography by Rachel Leonhardt
Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly, that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much, that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with many different men. Her world is the all too real world of Times Square, and the people who pass through her world are as deceptively charming a group as ever swept across any stage.
From her cynical, hard-core trio of girlfriends at the dance hall, to the phoney evangelist, the Coney Island "fun people", the Central Park strollers and the "self-improvers", every character is interesting.
This is a bright and sophisticated show in every sense. Cy Coleman has captured the rhythms and sounds, and Dorothy Fields the vernacular and fun of noew York.
Neil Simon has a particulat talent for looking at the truly amusing side of life. It's a dancing show too, with wonderful musical numbers including "Big Spender; If my Friends Could see me Now; Too many Tomorrows; There's Gottta be something better than this; I'm a Brass Band; Rhythm of Life; and Baby, Dream your Dream."