Christina Applegate
Coming To Boston
In “Sweet Charity”

“Sweet Charity,” with a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Colonial Theatre from March 18 - 27. Boston is one of only three cities on the tour prior to a New York opening in April.

Christina Applegate will star as Charity Hope Valentine while Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare will appear as Oscar. Direction will be by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano, “Sweet Charity” is the funny and tender look at the misadventures of a loveable dance hall hostess who always seems to give her heart -- and her valuables -- to the wrong man. In the midst of adversity, Charity still believes all of her dreams will eventually come true. The production includes such the show-stopping numbers as “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Big Spender,” I’m A Brass Band” and “Where Am I Going.”

Best known for her portrayal of Kelly Bundy for ten seasons on the FOX series “Married With Children,” Christina Applegate recently earned praise for her performance in the raucous comedy “The Sweetest Thing” alongside Cameron Diaz. Among her numerous credits, she made a guest appearance on “Friends” as Rachel's sister, winning a 2003 Emmy Award for her performance. For her starring role in the NBC comedy “Jesse,” she received a 1999 Golden Globe nomination and a 1999 People’s Choice Award.

Denis O’Hare, who appeared on Broadway this past season in the acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins,” received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in “Take Me Out.”

The original Broadway production of “Sweet Charity,” which was conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse and starred Gwen Verdon, opened at Broadway’s Palace Theatre on January 29, 1966. The film version, starring Shirley MacLaine, premiered in 1969.

Tickets for “Sweet Charity” go on sale Sunday, January 23 and will be available at the Colonial box office, by calling 617-931-2787 or visiting

-- OnStage Boston



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