Thursday, May 23, 2024

Dusty Springfield Getting the New York Musical Treatment this Fall


The late wonderful, astounding Dusty Springfield is finally coming to near-Broadway. Writer-performer-producer Kirsten Holly Smith will play her in a show at New World Stages this fall called “Forever Dusty.” If the show takes off and gets good reviews, expect it to move over to Broadway a la the current Judy Garland show.¬†Forever Dusty will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions. I know that Dusty’s manager Vicky Wickham would not let this happen if she didn’t think Smith were good. So cross your fingers.

And here’s a YouTube video to give us an idea:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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