Forever Dusty, a new bio-musical about 60s pop star Dusty Springfield, will play off-Broadway’s New World Stages. Written by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, and starring Smith in the title role, the musical will begin performances November 11 with an official opening set for November 18. Forever Dusty will be helmed by Love, Janis director Randal Myler. Further casting and the complete creative team will be announced in the coming weeks.
The show tells the compelling and moving story of Dusty’s journey from awkward Catholic schoolgirl to rock legend, in a musical filled with some of the '60s most recognizable pop songs, including “Son of a Preacher Man,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “The Look of Love” and many others.
Forever Dusty will be produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Jane Gullong, and Sandalphon Productions, with executive producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions. Michael Thomas Murray will musically direct.
Check out Smith performing Springfield's iconic song "Son of a Preacher Man" from a previous incarnation of the musical.