Sweet Charity's Back On! Show to Open May 4, Previews Begin April 11

SWEET CHARITY will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th St) on Monday, April 11th and open there Wednesday, May 4th. Christina Applegate will assume the title role of Charity Hope Valentine on Monday, April 18th. Charlotte D'Amboise will play all preview performances from April 11th to April 16th.

"I spent the weekend on the telephone with Christina Applegate who made a passionate and compelling case for moving forward with our Broadway plans. Her doctor also confirmed this morning that she will be ready and able to resume performances on April 18th. I have approached my partners on the show and we have all agreed to put up the additional funds necessary to accommodate this new schedule. I guess the only thing left for me to do is ask everyone to please refrain from using the old showbiz adage, 'break a leg!' " said producer Barry Weissler.

Co-starring Tony winner Denis O'Hare, SWEET CHARITY is directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony winner Wayne Cilento. The book is by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and is based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano.

SWEET CHARITY is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and Clear Channel Entertainment in association with Edwin W. Schloss, and features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, hair design by Paul Huntley, and sound design by Peter Hylenski. The music director for SWEET CHARITY is Gordon Lowry Harrell with orchestrations by Don Sebesky, additional vocal arrangements by Michael Rafter and additional dance arrangements by James Abbott.

Ticket prices for SWEET CHARITY are $101.00 and $56.00. For tickets and information visit telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.

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