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Forever Dusty, New World Stages - Stage Five, NYC Show Poster

Forever Dusty

New World Stages - Stage Five

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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A new bio musical telling the story of legendary '60s rocker Dusty Springfield.

Theater Info

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Nov 11, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Apr 07, 2013

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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.


for Forever Dusty

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

Star and co-writer Kirsten Holly Smith nicely captures Springfield's unique blend of Brit tomboy and 'Son of a Preacher Man'-crooning soul legend, while Christina Sajous offers terrific support as Springfield's lover.

Review by Clark Collis from Entertainment Weekly


for Forever Dusty
Dusty Springfield
Kirsten Holly Smith
Coleen Sexton
Jerry Wexler/Bob Thackeray
Benim Foster
Tom Springfield
Sean Patrick Hopkins


for Forever Dusty
Written by
Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin
Randal Myler
Set Designer
Wilson Chin
Costume Designer
Nancy Palmatier
Lighting Designer
Richard DiBella
Sound Designer
Matt Kraus