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 […]

24th Annual Gypsy of the Year Event Sets Dates

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The Gypsy of the Year Competition will be back for its 24th year on Monday, December 3 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 4 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). The celebration of the tireless work of ensemble singers and dancers is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Gypsy of the Year Competition is […]

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 – […]

Universal Moves Forward With WICKED Film Adaptation

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Stephen Daldry, the Tony Award winning director of Billy Elliot: The Musical is reportedly in talks to direct Universal’s film adaptation of blockbuster musical Wicked. Just as Disney unveils its Sam Raimi directed “Oz: The Great And Powerful,” Universal is finally moving forward with its screen adaptation of the top grossing musical. At […]

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 […]

‘Animal House’ gets ready for the stage

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Send to Kindle“National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the 1978 classic comedy, will become a musical. Universal Pictures Stage Productions, in association with producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and James L. Nederlander have announced the project. Richards and Frankel have produced nearly 30 Broadway productions in the past dozen years, including Spring Awakening, The Pajama Game and […]

Best of 2011: Top Ten Ad Campaigns

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Innovative ideas, A-List Celebrity, or just plain Luck Traditionally, word-of-mouth is noted as the most influential factor in show selection. Advertisements can only do so much to situate the show; people have to talk. Many productions have turned to alternative methods to aid in the sharing of information, promoting greater interest. Other shows […]