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Annie Preview Thread#1
Posted: 10/1/12 at 11:41am
I know it doesn't start previews until two days, but who is going to be there on Wednesday? I can't wait to hear how the cast is and how David Korins's set design looks!
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Annie Preview Thread#2
Posted: 10/1/12 at 1:31pm
I'm going to the first preview on Wednesday night. I've actually been looking forward to this revival for as long as I can remember, being a huge Annie fan and all. I'm already writing a review for the annieorphans.com message board and my tumblr blog, so I will be sure to copy and paste everything into this thread when it's all finished.
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Annie Preview Thread#2
Posted: 10/1/12 at 2:29pm
I'll be there on Wednesday too. I've never seen a professional production of it, and I grew up listening to the music, so I'm very excited.
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Annie Preview Thread#3
Posted: 10/1/12 at 3:17pm
I'm going next week!
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Annie Preview Thread#4
Posted: 10/1/12 at 8:03pm
Primarily to see Anthony Warlow, Lizzie?
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Annie Preview Thread#5
Posted: 10/1/12 at 11:24pm
I'm curious to know how it feels in that gigantic theater. I remember it feeling so dark when I saw WSS.
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Annie Preview Thread#6
Posted: 10/2/12 at 12:33am
Salene: YES. Can't wait. But I do like Annie.
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Annie Preview Thread#7
Posted: 10/2/12 at 12:35am
I'm kind of worried for it already. I just looked at Ticketmaster and the theater is EMPTY tomorrow night and even worse for Thursday.
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Annie Preview Thread#8
Posted: 10/2/12 at 6:59am
why did they not choose an american for daddy ?
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Annie Preview Thread#9
Posted: 10/2/12 at 9:06am
Seriously?
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Annie Preview Thread#10
Posted: 10/2/12 at 9:14am
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Posted: 10/2/12 at 9:26am
I love that this is coming from Jordan H -- who's an Australian, and a fan of Douglas Hodge, a Brit working in the US.
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Annie Preview Thread#12
Posted: 10/2/12 at 10:15am
Any word on rush for this? Especially with all these open seats?
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Annie Preview Thread#13
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:29pm
Why is this Revival necessary?
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Annie Preview Thread#14
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:31pm
I'm guessing so people can see it.
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Annie Preview Thread#15
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:36pm
I am not trying to be rude,I genuinely want to know why people think Now is the time for an annie revival -_-
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Annie Preview Thread#16
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:39pm
When would the right time be? That's not a snarky answer, it's just a general question. Opening a show is always hit or miss, and you just never know.
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Annie Preview Thread#17
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:40pm
And it's not like it was just on Broadway four years ago.

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Annie Preview Thread#18
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:47pm
unlike GYPSY ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
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Annie Preview Thread#19
Posted: 10/2/12 at 2:55pm
Is there some kind of celestial clue to when a revival the right time? Did the Mayans predict a revival of CITY OF ANGELS?
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Annie Preview Thread#20
Posted: 10/2/12 at 3:42pm
"When would the right time be? That's not a snarky answer, it's just a general question. Opening a show is always hit or miss, and you just never know."

ANNIE is such a popular show with the world.It's a classic on broadway and in the minds of the world. The last revival was in 1997.I think they should wait another 20 more years to revive it. In my opinion,reviving it now would almost rob the show of what it deserves. The US tour just ended 2 years ago,so i figure the american public has seen enough of ANNIE,also Matilda is coming to broadway soon so that just screams competition of the 1o year olds.
Plus there has been all this talk of an ANNIE remake film coming out next year with Willow smith.Thats WAYYYY to much ANNIE in one year.

ANNIE is an amazing feel good musical but to much exposure of it could be its downfall.Just my 2 cents.

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Annie Preview Thread#21
Posted: 10/2/12 at 3:59pm
Just adding 'abother two cents worth!'

Anthony Warlow is a fabulous performer, and is really well worth seeing as Daddy Warbucks - he certainly brings a 'certain something' to the role, which I certainly have never seen
before !
Saw him here in Australia - and had to go back a second time.....just to make sure !

As to 'why now?' Well, I don't know how long they are hoping for it to run - but surely they have their eye on the Festive market (which is just round the corner) a great show for the 'young ones' over the Christmas period !
Will be great to hear what everyone thinks of this new production !
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Annie Preview Thread#22
Posted: 10/2/12 at 5:35pm
and Matilda will get 10 tonys like its not hard to guess it will win the tony for best musical. If you do not know this you must be on another planet. The musical is so perfect its not funny.
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Annie Preview Thread#23
Posted: 10/2/12 at 6:39pm
Well, it seems quite obvious that this revival will be short lived. If I were to place a bet, I would set a January closing date.
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Annie Preview Thread#24
Posted: 10/2/12 at 6:47pm
Why is it so obvious?
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Annie Preview Thread#25
Posted: 10/2/12 at 6:55pm
Pre-sale right now looks really poor. It isn't like this is a new musical that needs recognition before ticket sales pick up. Annie is a well known show, that almost any avid theatre goer has seen at one point or another at SOME level.

There really is no reason why this revival will fair any better than the 1997 revival. And it has quite a bit of competition, and not really any particular new draw for sales.

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