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ANNIE Returns to Broadway, Opening Tonight

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ANNIE Returns to Broadway, Opening TonightAnnie, the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, began previews October 3, 2012 and opens tonight at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street).

Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Annie is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award-winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

Annie stars two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly and Jaidyn Young as standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July. The production also features Ashley BlanchetJane BlassJeremy DavisFred InkleyMerwin FoardJoel HatchAmanda Lea LaVergneGavin LodgeLiz McCartneyDesi OakleyKeven QuillonDavid RossettiSarah SolieDennis Stowe and Ryan VanDenBoom.

Get a look at the production in performance with photosvideo clips and more, and check back for complete opening night coverage!

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