May 5, 2005: Charity Hope Valentine, the cockeyed optimist from the 1966 musical "Sweet Charity," believes that fairy tales do come true, despite cruel evidence to the contrary. So, it would seem, does Christina Applegate, the appealing but underequipped star of the lukewarm revival of "Sweet Charity" that opened last night at the Al Hirschfeld Theater after weeks of widely reported toil and strifeREAD THE REVIEW
Sweet Charity BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 4, 2005
- December 31, 2005
Theater: Al Hirschfeld Theatre / 302 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
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 Plaiano, Sweet Charity is a funny, poignant and tender look at the misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance-hall hostess who always gives her heart to the wrong man. With 14 classic songs including the show-stopping numbers "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Big Spender" and "Where Am I Going?", this show is the story of one woman's belief that in the midst of adversity, she will find hope and the strength to know that someday all of her dreams will come true.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Sweet Charity