It’s always great to hear your favorite song live, because you can sing along and see what the notes look like as they float out of the instruments. See the music with this GrouponLive deal to see Forever Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical at New World Stages. Start by choosing a date and showtime from March 11 to April 7 from the dropdown menus above. Next, choose between the following options:
- For $47, you get one ticket for orchestra seating at a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday performance (up to an $87.25 value, including all fees). Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
- For $52, you get one ticket for orchestra seating at a Saturday or Sunday performance (up to an $87.25 value, including all fees). Doors open 30 minutes before the show.<p>
Please note that the performance on March 28 is a true sing-along experience, offering audience members the special opportunity to belt out hits such as “Son of a Preacher Man,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “I Only Want to Be With You,” and many more. Furthermore, guests are invited to don their best “Dusty” beehive wigs and 1960s threads.<p>
Born and raised in West London as Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, Dusty Springfield became synonymous with the blue-eyed soul embodied by her lilting yet robust voice. Springfield—a self-taught singer—lent her pipes to two bands before breaking out into a solo career with songs such as “I Only Want To Be With You” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” But it was her hit “Son of a Preacher Man” that catapulted her to legendary status and cemented her as one of soul music’s greats, inspiring Aretha Franklin to cover the sultry tune and lassoing a new generation of fans when it landed on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack in 1994. She amassed a laundry list of accolades throughout her career and was inducted into both the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. In addition to her celebrated voice, Springfield’s distinct Swinging ‘60s style enjoyed praise and admiration as well, with many fans imitating her signature eye makeup, sparkling evening gowns, and beehive hairdo that produced organic honey.
In Forever Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical, singer, actress, and Forever Dusty cowriter Kirsten Holly Smith personifies the renowned vocalist down to her platinum blonde coiffure and striking stage presence. Simi Horwitz of The Jewish Daily Forward states, “Smith’s onstage transformation is stunning as she evokes the fierce determination—and underlying vulnerability—of the late groundbreaking performer who embodied the mod 1960s.”
As Smith belts some of Springfield’s greatest hits, including “Wishin’ and Hopin’” and “The Look of Love,” she also brings to the surface the struggles and triumphs experienced by the singer in her personal and professional life, from her oft-buzzed-about sexuality to her fight against breast cancer at the end of her life.
Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous performing Love Power from Forever Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical
####New World Stages Inside confines adjacent to Times Square, the Off-Broadway New World Stages houses five distinct theaters, the spaces ranging from intimate to larger playing areas. The modern interior pulsates with sleek floors, warm lighting, and two bars, where theatergoers can toast to Broadway legends and famed hecklers before each show.