STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/21- ANNIE
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers. The second Broadway revival is currently playing at the Palace Theatre.
In celebration of this day, we bring you 'Tomorrow' and 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile' as performed at the 1977 Tony Awards. Click below to check it out!
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