'Sweet Charity'

Thu, 03/15/2007 - 2:41pm
By: The Citizen

Molly Ringwald sings and dances her way through Atlanta

Beginning Tuesday, metro-Atlanta residents will get the chance to see ‘80s film princess Molly Ringwald take stage in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, “Sweet Charity” for a one week engagement.

Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America – Atlanta presents the national tour of the musical comedy hit starring film and television star Ringwald, at The Fox Theatre, March 20-25. The tour is directed by Scott Faris (“South Pacific” starring Robert Goulet) and choreographed by Tony Award winner, Wayne Cilento.

With a book by Neil Simon, 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 and earnings to the wrong man.

Sweet Charity” boasts an exceptional score by Cy Coleman with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and includes the show-stopping numbers “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Big Spender” and “Where Am I Going?” and is the story of one woman’s belief that, despite adversity, all her dreams will come true.

“Sweet Charity” received three Tony Award nominations - Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography and Best Actress. The 2005 Broadway Revival was directed by Walter Bobbie (“Chicago”).

Molly Ringwald’s big screen success began with the romantic comedy, “Pretty In Pink.” Other notable films include “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Pick-Up Artist” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and “Betsy’s Wedding.” A diverse talent, Ringwald turned her sights to television and received critical acclaim for her portrayal of real life AIDS victim Alison Gertz in “Something To Live For: The Alison Gertz Story.” She has returned to the stage in recent years and was seen in “tick, tick boom,” “Enchanted April” and received rave reviews portraying Sally Bowles in another Bob Fosse masterpiece, “Cabaret.”

“Sweet Charity” will play at The Fabulous Fox Theater, March 20-23 at 8 p.m., March 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and March 25 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for “Sweet Charity” cost $19-$56 and are now available through authorized ticket sellers at The Fox Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 404-817-8700. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The Fox Theater is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga.

The Atlanta engagement of “Sweet Charity” is presented by arrangement with Broadway Across America-Atlanta, which presents Broadway productions in Atlanta as a member of Broadway Across America under the direction of Live Nation. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

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