Sweet Charity [New Broadway Cast Recording]

Sweet Charity [New Broadway Cast Recording]

by Christina Applegate



My, how we’ve grown! Christina Applegate was a television darling in the '80s and '90s, due to her role as the beloved, ditsy teenager Kelly Bundy on Married…with Children. Cut to a new century, and Applegate is spreading her wings with a vengeance. In the Broadway hit revival Sweet Charity, this all-grown-up star is singing, dancing, and acting up a storm, displaying outsize talents that could only be guessed at decades ago. You can get a great sense of Applegate’s range on the cast album for the 2005 production of this still-exhilarating 1966 musical. Applegate and company dig into the wonderful Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields score with gusto, buffing up imperishable songs like “Big Spender” and, of course, “If My Friends Could See Me Now” with contemporary flair. Applegate is appropriately heart-wrenching and vividly alive in her demanding role as Charity, the dreamy dancer. A treat for both those who cherish the younger Applegate and those experiencing her charms -- and this delightful musical -- for the first time.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
Label: Drg
UPC: 0021471477726
catalogNumber: 94777

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christina Applegate   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cy Coleman   Piano,cast
Walt Weiskopf   Reeds
Todd Anderson   Vocals,cast
Stephanie Cummins   Cello
Charles Descarfino   Percussion
Donald Downs   Trumpet
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Dorothy Fields   Vocals,cast
Barry Finclair   Violin
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Dave Ratajczak   Drums
Roger Rosenberg   Reeds
Mineko Yajima   Violin
Don York   Conductor
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Ernie Sabella   Vocals,cast
Dale Stuckenbruck   Violin
Ed Hamilton   Guitar
Sarah Adams   Violin,Viola
Chuck Wilson   Reeds
Caryl Paisner   Cello
Bill Holcombe   Bass
Paul Schöffler   Vocals,cast
Eric Degioia   Violin
Tom Christensen   Reeds
Janine LaManna   Vocals,cast
Joyce Chittick   Vocals,cast
Denis O'Hare & Company   cast
Edward Hamilton   Guitar
Jeff Nelson & Covenant   Trombone
Bob Gaynor   Vocals,cast
Kisha Howard   cast
Corinne McFadden   cast
Jonathan Dinklage   Violin
Alexis Carra   cast
Rhett G. George   Vocals,cast
John Samorian   Keyboards
Tyler Hanes   Vocals,cast
Mylinda Hull   Vocals,cast
Shannon Lewis   Vocals,cast
Bill Holcomb   Bass Guitar
Timothy Edward Smith   cast
Anika Ellis   Vocals
Walter Weiskopf   Reeds
Sweet Charity Cast Ensemble   cast
Don Downs   Trumpet
Eric de Gioia   Violin
Kyra Da Costa   Vocals
Denis O'Hare   Vocals
Cecilia Hobbs Gardner   Violin
Brad Gemeinhardt   French Horn
Jeff Nelson   Trombone
Timothy Edward Smith   Vocals
Keith O'Quin   Trombone
Bill Holcomb   Bass
Rhett George   Vocals
Dylis Croman   Vocals
Shannon Lewis   Vocals
Jeff Nelsen   Trombone
Anika Ellis   Vocals
Kyra De Costa   Vocals
Timothy Edward Smith   Vocals
Denis O'Hare   Vocals

Technical Credits

Cy Coleman   Composer
Don Sebesky   Orchestration
Dorothy Fields   Composer,Lyricist
Hugh Fordin   Producer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Don York   Director
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer,Engineering
David O'Brien   Production Stage Manager
Sam Feldman   Contributor
Harvey Weinstein   Contributor
Walter Bobbie   Director
Donald York   Music Direction
Jill Greenberg   Cover Photo
Neil Simon   Book
Alecia Parker   Executive Producer
James Abbott   Dance Arrangement
Wayne Cilento   Choreographer
William Ivey Long   Costume Design
Tim Olmstead   Pro-Tools
Corinne McFadden   Associate Choreographer
Scott Pask   Scenic Design
Peter Hylenski   Sound Design
LuAnn Graffeo Blonkowski   Art Direction
Jay Binder   Casting
Lu Ann Graffeo   Art Direction

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Sweet Charity [New Broadway Cast Recording] 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard selections from this album and I must say Christina Applegate really shouldn't have stopped the closing of this production. I'm not a huge fan of Sweet Charity but I think the revival of this musical should've had a star that could properly fill the role not just dancing and acting but also SINGING!!! The only highlights of this recording are the songs "Baby Dream Your Dream" and "Big Spender". Stick with the original. Lets see some REAL talent on Broadway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a huge fan of musicals from the 1960s and 1970s, it is a treat to hear the bouncy and sentimental Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields score get another treatment from this wonderful recording. Christina Applegate sings with warmth and vulnerability in her vocals, making Charity seem even more hopelessly romantic than ever than her previous incarnations of Debbie Allen or Shirley Maclaine. Although she probably is not as polished technically as Gwen Verdon (who is?), Miss Applegate is winsome, charming and makes you cry. Her "Where am I going?" is her 11-o'clock number, commanding both sadness and optimism. Denis O'Hare however is the revelation of this recording. His "Sweet Charity" is tender, moving, funny, and heartrending. It's a treat to listen to, especially if you're looking for old-fashioned romantic songs.