Sweet Charity Cancels Broadway Engagement

The Broadway bound production of Sweet Charity, announced to begin performances April 4th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, will play its final performance at Boston's Colonial Theatre at 7:30 PM this Sunday, March 27th.

The show played at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis February 8-20, and Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre February 24-March 13.

Christina Applegate played the title role until she broke her foot during a performance on Friday, March 11th. Charlotte D'Amboise assumed the role throughout the Boston run.

"The Sweet Charity company is one of the most gifted and talented group of individuals I've ever had the privilege of working with. I know I speak on behalf of my partners when I say how deeply proud we are of everyone who worked on this production. However, our weak sales on the road and in New York have left us with little choice other than to make the painful but fiscally responsible decision to close the production in Boston. I want to acknowledge the contributions of Christina Applegate, Denis O'Hare, Walter Bobbie, Wayne Cilento and Charlotte D'Amboise, all of whom are nothing short of extraordinary," said producer Barry Weissler.

Co-starring Denis O'Hare, Sweet Charity is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Wayne Cilento. With book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and 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.

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