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: