ANNIE to receive New Broadway Cast Recording

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The current Broadway revival of Annie will release a new cast recording of the acclaimed production. Shout! Factory and its Broadway cast imprint Shout! Broadway will distribute the new album. The Grammy Award-winning original 1977 Broadway cast album has gone platinum, selling over one million copies to date. The Annie revival currently stars Katie Finneran as Miss […]

Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! Annie Review Round-Up

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After thirty-five years, one 1997 revival and thousands of school productions, Depression-era musical, Annie returns to Broadway. The family musical, starring Lilla Crawford in the title role, opened November 8 at the Palace Theatre. The production received favorable reviews, with Crawford and Anthony Warlow, who plays Daddy Warbucks, earning universal praise. The show’s […]

Annie Orphans Heading to TV in PBS Documentary

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Annie’s endearing oprhans are coming to TV! Channel THIRTEEN, the flagship PBS station in New York, will produce It’s the Hard-Knock Life: From Script to Stage. The film will follow the development of a single production number from the musical – the tuneful and rhythmic “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” defiantly belted out by the orphans – […]

Australian Actor Anthony Warlow to Play Daddy Warbucks in Annie‎

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Anthony Warlow, the Australian actor currently playing Daddy Warbucks in an Australian production of Annie at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, will assume the role on Broadway this October. The musical, which will be directed by James Lapine, will begin preview performances at the Palace Theatre on October 3, with opening night set for November 8. Warlow’s […]

Katie Finneran to play Miss Hannigan in revival of ‘Annie’

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The upcoming revival of Annie secures its Miss Hannigan. Katie Finneran will play the tyrannical head of the orphanage. The musical, which will be directed by James Lapine, will begin preview performances at the Palace Theatre on October 3, with opening night set for November 8. “Miss Hannigan is one of the great […]

Annie secures its home on Broadway

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Annie, the revival of the Tony Award winning classic, will play the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Previews of the production will begin Wednesday October 2 and Annie will open Thursday, November 8, 2012. “Like our title character, we’re delighted to have found a home!” said producer Arielle Tepper Madover. “I couldn’t be more […]

The Lion Celebrates 6,000 Performances on Broadway

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The Lion King celebrates another milestone today, as it plays its 6,000th performance at 2:00 p.m. There are only five other shows in Broadway history to have achieved this feat. Coinciding with this achievement, on Monday The Lion King became the first Broadway show to reach one million Facebook fans. Today the group […]

What’s are people saying about the 2011 Tony Award nominated shows?

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So what are people saying about the Tony Award nominees in the Best Musical and Best Play categories?  Here’s a sampling of the recent tweets.   Best Musical Nominees The Book of Mormon Sister Act Catch Me If  You Can The Scottsboro Boys [View the story "Twitter buzz for the 2011 Tony Award […]