Molly Ringwald will portray Charity Hope Valentine, the dance-hall hostess with the heart of gold, when "Sweet Charity" goes out on the road this fall.
It will be a touring production of the recent Broadway revival of the Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields musical that starred Christina Applegate. It ended an eight-month New York engagement on New Year's Eve.
The tour, directed by Walter Bobbie, will open in San Diego. Exact dates and further casting will be announced.
Ringwald, who has appeared in films such as "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," has starred on Broadway in "Enchanted April" and as Sally Bowles in the long-running Roundabout Theatre Company revival of "Cabaret."