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'Sweet Charity' to close on Broadway

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NEW YORK, Dec 14, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The Broadway revival of "Sweet Charity," starring Tony-nominee Christina Applegate, is closing Dec. 31, it was announced Wednesday.

Playbill reported Britney Spears' decision not to take the lead role when Applegate steps down was the death knell for the musical.

Applegate broke her foot during a Chicago tryout of the show March 11 and wound up missing the entire Boston pre-Broadway run.

Applegate gave her first performance in New York April 18, wearing a pair of supportive, ankle-length tan boots.

After her final bow, her co-star Denis O'Hare presented her with flowers, telling the audience: "We have never, any of us, seen anybody earn their stripes like this girl has."

In addition to Applegate's nomination, the show was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical and for Wayne Cilento's choreography.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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