Molly Ringwald is New Sweet Charity, Michael York is New Camelot King for AMTSJ
By Ernio Hernandez
Molly Ringwald will fill the shoes of Charity Hope Valentine and Michael York will be crowned King Arthur in Sweet Charity and Camelot tours as part of the new season at American Musical Theatre of San Jose.
Ringwald — known for her film turns in "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," among others — has appeared in the musicals Cabaret and tick, tick...BOOM! as well as in the plays Enchanted April, Modern Orthodox and How I Learned to Drive. The actress stars in the production by the recent Broadway revival team of director Walter Bobbie and choreographer Wayne Cilento.
York — known for his film roles in "Cabaret," "Three Musketeers," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Logan's Run" and to younger audiences as Basil Exposition in the "Austin Powers" films — will take on the role King Arthur in the AMTSJ staging of the musical Camelot which features a new setting in a new book adapted by creator Alan Jay Lerner's son, Michael Lerner.
The AMTSJ 2006-2007 season is scheduled as follows: (subject to change)
Subscriptions to the new season at AMTSJ, performed at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd. in San Jose, CA are available by calling toll-free at (888) 455-SHOW (7469), or call (408) 453-7108. For more information, visit the AMTSJ website at www.amtsj.org.
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