STAGE TUBE: ANNIE Swings Alyssa Friedman and David Rossetti on STANDING BY
Upstairs Landing Productions kicks off season two of "Standing By with Caskey Hunsader" today, October 1st at www.standingbytv.com/annie. Swings Skye Alyssa Friedman (Orphans & Annie) and David Rossetti discuss life standing by for the hit revival of Annie now playing at the Palace Theatre. Watch the interview below!
"Standing By" introduces you to the understudies, standbys and swings helping keep Broadway's curtains up every night. Host Caskey Hunsader speaks with Broadway's rising stars on this unique and exciting web series. Upcoming episodes will feature Adam Jepsen & Linda Mugleston from "Cinderella" and Nathan Patrick Morgan & Lynne Abeles from "Phantom Of The Opera".
ANNIE, the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, opened to critical acclaim on November 8, 2012 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 Tony Award-winner Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks, and 11-year-olds Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink sharing the title role, with each girl playing the orphan role of Duffy when not on 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.
Host CASKEY HUNSADER is no stranger to theater both on and off stage. He is an accomplished performer and stage manager had has worked both in New York and on several national tours. In addition to his performance and stage management work, he is the owner and executive producer of Upstairs Landing Productions, specializing in the development and creation of theater and new media. ULP's first web series, "Fat Guy" is now available at www.fatguyshow.com.