How Christina Made the Case for Charity

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Rebecca Winters

When the producers announced on March 25 that they planned to cancel the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, its star, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, put her foot down–gingerly. “There was a huge, resounding no in me,” says the Anchorman actress, who broke her right foot in a performance in Chicago last month. Three weeks of backstage drama followed. First the show was to open in New York City with a stand-in, then it was closed entirely. But in three days of phone pleas to producer Barry Weissler, “I made him see how important it was that the show go on because of how much the cast had put into it,” says Applegate. Weissler was moved and agreed to reopen Charity, take it to Broadwayin May and return his still healing star to the title role. Cue the applause.

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