Breaking News: Ron Raines Joins ANNIE as 'Daddy Warbucks'; Anthony Warlow to Depart on 12/8
TONY and EMMY Award nominee Ron Raines returns to Broadway as Daddy Warbucks in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). He will begin performances on Tuesday, December 10. Australian superstar Anthony Warlow will play his final performance as Daddy Warbucks on Sunday, December 8.
ANNIE, the critically acclaimed new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, is now in its final weeks on Broadway, and will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
Ron Raines' recent Broadway credits include Follies, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, Newsies, Chicago, Show Boat and Teddy And Alice. TV credits include "Guiding Light" (three-time Emmy nominee), PBS: Five "Great Performances" Recordings: Man of La Mancha, The Pajama Game, 110 in the Shade, Wonderful Town, etc. He has performed with over fifty symphonies including: Chicago, Cleveland, BBC, Royal Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Philly Pops. His national tour & regional credits include The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Little Night Music, Annie, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, Kismet, etc.
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. The production is playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets).
The production will launch a US National Tour in the 2014-2015 season.
ANNIE stars Tony Award-winner Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, and 12-year-old Taylor Richardson as Annie. The cast also includes Jenni Barber as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and Kirsten Wyatt 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, Sadie Sink as Duffy 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, Tessa Grady, Joel Hatch, Danette Holden, Fred Inkley, Gavin Lodge, Alexandra Matteo, Shina Ann Morris, Justin Patterson, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Ryan VanDenBoom and Matt Wall.