Theater: Body and Solo Sweet Charity

Conceived by Bob Fosse

Broadway's search for a new hit musical has sent it lurching mostly into the past. Of this season's first ten efforts, two derived from old movies, two reworked old novels, four rehashed old stage or cabaret shows, and six relied entirely on recycled songs. Last week the main stem reached back 20 years to revive Sweet Charity, a loud, sentimental farce about a taxi dancer who gives herself body and soul, but especially body, to any man who hints of love. In 1966, Sweet Charity garnered just one Tony Award, for Bob Fosse's explosive choreography, yet it ran 18 months on...

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