re: 'Life After Tomorrow' at Barnes and Noble - my photos!

Chrissy*J
Featured Actor
joined:1/2/07
On March 20, I attended an event hosted by the production team and cast of Life After Tomorrow for a discussion, performance and signing at Barnes and Noble. Life After Tomorrow, a documentary about the trials and tribulations of several dozen women who were on Broadway and in the road companies of Annie, The documentary was directed and produced by Annie alum Julie Stevens. Julie's website, annieorphans.com has reunited many former cast members and fans. They quickly discovered a sisterhood and many found that their post-Annie lives and experiences could only be understood by their fellow alumni. The film won Best Documentary and Best Director at the Phoenix Film Festival before debuting on Showtime on Christmas Day. It came out on DVD on February 26, 2008. Along with Stevens and special guest Charles Strouse, over twenty former Annies and orphans attended, including Martha Byrne, original Broadway cast member Robyn Finn, and Rosanne Sorrentino and Toni Ann Gisondi from the Annie film. Also in attendance were Emma Rowley (Gypsy) and John Bolton (Curtains).




Bob Marks on piano and host John Bolton


Julie Stevens, Kristen Vigard, Martha Byrne, Rosanne Sorrentino, and Robyn Finn


Dance captain Mimi Wallace shares a memory with the crowd


Gypsy's Emma Rowley wows the crowd with "Tomorrow"


Kristen Vigard, Martha Byrne (holding my shirt!), and Julie Stevens at the autograph table


Julie Stevens (director/producer/tour Tessie/Broadway Pepper) and I


Original cast member Robyn Finn (Broadway Pepper) and I


Rosanne Sorrentino (tour Annie/movie Pepper) and I


Toni Ann Gisoni (movie Molly) and I


Karen Schleifer (Broadway Kate) and I

It was a great event, and was sort of like a family reunion for a lot of people there, not just the cast members. I've always had a small "Annie" family, but it grew that day.
Chrissy*J
Updated On: 3/23/08 at 12:26 PM
Bwayfan4
Broadway Star
joined:10/11/06
Oh my gosh Toni Ann Gisoni ("Molly" in the movie) looks the same as she did in the movie! (minus the fact that she's older) How cute!
jsg03jd
Broadway Star
joined:11/24/04
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MARTHA BYRNE! I'm still bummed out that she's leaving ATWT.

Thanks for sharing these pictures!
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
I saw both Robyn Finn and Karen Schleifer when I saw Annie on Broadway. I believe Karen was in it when Sarah Jessica Parker was Annie.

Thanks for sharing your photos.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
broadwayfan7
Broadway Legend
joined:10/5/07
Looks like a fun time! Nice pictures!
"Everytime you step on that stage it is somebody's first Broadway show and somebody's last Broadway show. Make it count."
Amneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
I wish Aileen Quinn was there...she lives in my town lol. I see her a lot and she looks exactly the same.