Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. In the musical the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. The role of Charity takes Smaragda Karydi, her charming companions eare the Memos Begnis (Oscar), Stavros Zalmas (Vittorio) and Ivan Svitailo (Big Daddy), while the cynical 'colleagues' of the cabaret interpret Doretta Papadimitriou (Nickie) and Nandia Boule (Helene). Shaya play and sing with an entire troupe of actors and dancers. The text was edited by George Kapoutzidi and Stamati Patroni and the Greek version of the lyrics were edited by Gerasimos Evaggelato.