The popular Broadway revival of Annie, which opened at the Palace Theatre on November 8, 2012, has announced that it will conclude its run on January 5, 2014 after 487 performances. The reimagined staging of this classic musical is helmed by James Lapine.
Annie is based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip and features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, all of whom received Tony Awards for their work during the original 1977 production. It features beloved tunes such as "Maybe" and "It's the Hard Knock Life."
The current cast stars Tony Award winner Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, and 11-year-olds Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink as Annie. The cast also includes Jenni Barber as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Amaya Braganza as July, Gaby Bradbury as Pepper, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Tessie, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Brooklyn Shuck as Kate, and Skye Alyssa Friedman as standby for the roles of Duffy, Pepper, July and Tessie. The production also features Jane Blass, Mary Callanan, Jeremy Davis, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Tessa Grady, Danette Holden, Fred Inkley, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Gavin Lodge, Alexandra Matteo, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Ryan VanDenBoom, and Matt Wall.
As previously announced, a national tour of Annie will be produced by Troika Entertainment and launch during the 2014-15 season.
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