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Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!

Annie, the new production of the Tony Award®-winning musical, opens November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Looking to expand your knowledge on the history of Annie before the revival's big opening night? Check out some vintage photos of the original Broadway production and more below! 

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 original production of Annie opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show was one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances.

The score for Annie 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 the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”.

Photos Copyright: Martha Swope Photography / The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle and Danielle Brisebois (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Original Broadway cast

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Original Broadway cast

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Original Broadway cast

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Martha Whitehead, Louanne, and Norwood Smith (Touring company)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Allison Smith (Broadway)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Ruth Kobart, Louanne,and Martha Whitehead (Touring company)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Martha Whitehead, Norwood Smith and Randall Robbins (Touring company)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdleReid Shelton (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle and Reid Shelton  (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle and Reid Shelton  (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle and Reid Shelton  (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle  and Reid Shelton  (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Andrea McArdle  (Original Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Sarah Jessica Parker  (Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Sarah Jessica Parker (Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Annie and Sandy of the Toronto production of the musical "Annie.".

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Shelley Bruce  (Broadway production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Annie from the Toronto production 

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Mary K. Lombardi (Detroit production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Theda Stemler (Philadelphia production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Kristi Coombs (New Orleans production)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Mollie Hall (Touring company)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!
Alyson Kirk (Broadway company)

Photo Flashback: Scenes from the Original Production of ANNIE - Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Sarah Jessica Parker and More!

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