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Sweet Charity

Unlucky-in-love dance hall girl Charity Hope Valentine is back in this joyous musical revival.

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Broadway Revival of Sweet Charity to Close on New Year's Eve

Broadway Revival of Sweet Charity to Close on New Year's Eve
Dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine will soon be getting up and out of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.Sweet Charity, headlined by Tony-nominated actress Christina Applegate, will end its Broadway run on December 31. At the time it closes, it will have played 25 previews and 279 regular performances.

With a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and ...

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Ernie Sabella Returns to Sweet Charity on November 22

Ernie Sabella Returns to Sweet Charity on November 22
Original Sweet Charity cast member Ernie Sabella will return to the revival on Tuesday, November 22, a production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. He takes over Wayne Knight, who is currently playing that part of Herman. Knight will end his time in the tuner on November 20.

Sabella was a member of this production's original cast but departed the ...

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Mylinda Hull Set as Sweet Charity's Next Nickie

Mylinda Hull Set as Sweet Charity's Next Nickie
Mylinda Hull will be Sweet Charity's next Nickie. Original cast member Janine LaManna left the role of Nickie on October 23. Hull will begin on November 1.

Hull was an original Sweet Charity cast member but recently departed the production. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of Anytime Annie in the 2001 revival of 42nd Street ...

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Kearran Giovanni Joins Cast of Broadway's Sweet Charity

Kearran Giovanni Joins Cast of Broadway's Sweet Charity
Kearran Giovanni will be Sweet Charity's new Helene beginning September 20. She replaces original cast member Kyra Da Costa, who played her final performance on September 18.

Giovanni has appeared on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and off-Broadway in Bare. Her other theatrical credits include the first national tour of The Lion King, Beehive and The Wild Party ...

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Seinfeld's Wayne Knight Joins Sweet Charity Cast on September 20

Seinfeld's Wayne Knight Joins Sweet Charity Cast on September 20

 

Seinfeld's Wayne Knight is coming to Sweet Charity. He will play the role of Herman from September 20 through October 16.

Knight previously appeared on Broadway in the plays Gemini, Mastergate and Art. He is best known as Jerry's vengeful neighbor Newman on Seinfeld. Knight has also been featured in numerous other television series, including Third Rock From ...

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Kyra DaCosta

Age: "Ageless."

Currently: Having a blast on stage as Helene in Sweet Charity, a rough around the edges Fandango dancer, who is also one of Charity Hope Valentine's best friends.

Hometown: "My hometown--that's a good question! I was born in Denver, Colorado. Then we moved to Los Angeles, California for a couple of years. My real hometown, I ...

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Ernie Sabella Exits Charity Suddenly; Rob Bartlett to Step In

Ernie Sabella will leave the Broadway company of Sweet Charity after tonight's performance. Rob Bartlett will assume the role of Herman on June 11 and perform in the revival through September 18. A production spokesperson said that Sabella's departure date was in his original contract, though that fact was never made public previously.

Best known in New York City as a regular on Don Imus' morning radio show, Bartlett appeared in a reading of Sweet Charity with Jane Krakowski as Charity and current star Denis O ... Read More...

Quotable Quotes: On the Red Carpet with Sweet Charity

Quotable Quotes: On the Red Carpet with Sweet Charity
WHO: The cast of Broadway's Sweet Charity

WHAT: Opening night

WHERE: Guastavino's

WHEN: May 4, 2005

"There really are no words to really describe the journey that we've all taken. It's one thing to open on Broadway, which is a dream come true. It's something really amazing in my life--but just to think about the ...

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Did Broadway Critics Find Fun, Laughs, Good Times at Sweet Charity?

Did Broadway Critics Find Fun, Laughs, Good Times at Sweet Charity?
After a complicated series of twists and turns, the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on May 4 with Christina Applegate in the title role. Did it show critics a good time?

Here is a sampling of what they had to say:

Ken Mandelbaum in his ...

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Sweet Charity Back On; Revival to Start 4/11, Open with Applegate 5/4

Sweet Charity Back On; Revival to Start 4/11, Open with Applegate 5/4
Dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine will be back on the boards this season after all! While an announcement was made on Friday saying the revival of Sweet Charity would close out of town, a production spokesperson has confirmed today that the show is back on. Sweet Charity will start performances April 11 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, with a ... Read More...
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