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Broadway Revival of Annie to Play Palace Theater with Opening in November logo
Lilla Crawford
The Broadway revival of Annie will begin previews at the Palace Theater on October 3, with an official opening on November 8. James Lapine will direct the production, which will have choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.

As previously reported, Lilla Crawford will play the title role with the orphans played by Madi Rae DiPietro (as July), Georgi James (as Pepper), Junah Jang (as Tessie), Tyrah Skye Odoms (as Kate), Taylor Richardson (as Duffy), and Emily Rosenfeld (as Molly). Also cast is Jaidyn Young, who will be the standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy, and July. Richardson will understudy the role of Annie.

The production will feature scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Brian Ronan. Music director is Todd Ellison. Hair and wig design is by Tom Watson. Animal training is by Tony Award-winner William Berloni.

Annie features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan, and is based on Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comics. The score includes "Maybe," "It's the Hard Knock Life," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and "Tomorrow."


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