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New World Stages - Stage Five

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

1hr, 30mins
0 Intermission
Important Dates
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Apr 07, 2013
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A new bio musical telling the story of legendary '60s rocker Dusty Springfield.


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What Is the Story of Forever Dusty?
Forever Dusty tells the story of Mary O'Brien, who grew up to be a musical superstar known as Dusty Springfield. See how this young Irish girl with a big soulful voice took the world by storm. The show spotlights Dusty's immense talents and decade-spanning career in pop music, as well as her passionate relationship with female reporter and her lifelong battle with drugs and alcohol.

Critics’ Reviews

There are terrific musical numbers in which [Kirsten Holly] Smith, backed by an onstage band, effectively replicates the singer’s blue-eyed soul sound. The highlight is her full-throttle rendition of 'Preacher Man,' good enough to provide the illusion that we’re watching the real thing.

Review by Steven Suskin from Variety

[Christina] Sajous leaves a lasting impression—and a blur of sequins—in her electric rendition of the soul classic 'Tell Him' by the Exciters, a high-energy, danceable tune that opens Dusty's ears to the American sound.

Review by Peter Santilli from Associated Press

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Forever Dusty Like?
Co-written by Kirsten Holly Smith (who also played the title role) and Jonathan Vankin, Forever Dusty is a one-act 90-minute bio musical about the legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield. The show quickly moves through Springfield's life and touches on major milestones in her 40-year career. Forever Dusty features familiar music sung by powerhouse vocalists and will be sure to have you dancing in your seat. Songs include "Son of a Preacher Man," "Tell Him," "Wishin' and Hopin'" and many more.

Is Forever Dusty Good for Kids?
Forever Dusty has adult language, discusses apartheid and features a same-sex relationship, as well as drug and alcohol use. Parents should be advised that it could raise some uneasy questions for very young audiences.