Amanda Lea LaVergne News

Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Steve Blanchard, George Dvorsky, Dee Hoty, Victoria Huston-Elem, Meredith Inglesby, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Danny Rothman, Emily Skinner, Chuck Wagner, and more. All four productions- LES MISERABLES, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ANNIE Revival Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 05, 2014

ANNIE will play its final performance on Broadway today, January 5, 2014. Upon closing, the production, which opened on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street), will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you on a look back through the musical's revival run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Josh Walker's New Musical TOULOUSE! Set for NYTB in the D-Lounge, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

New works home New York Theatre Barn will present the first New York City presentation of musical excerpts from Toulouse! The Musical! by Chicago-based writers Josh Walker (Jeff-nominated for music directing Sexy Baby) and John David Nelson on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City as part of New York Theatre Barn's revolutionary new musical development platform NYTB in the D-Lounge, produced by Laura Brandel and Jason Najjoum. Josh Walker is currently featured in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ANNIE Swings Alyssa Friedman and David Rossetti on STANDING BY
by Stage Tube - Oct 01, 2013

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! (more...)

Kirsten Wyatt to Join Cast of ANNIE as 'Lily St. Regis'; J. Elaine Marcos Departs on 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that, Kirsten Wyatt will take over for J. Elaine Marcos as 'Lily St. Regis' in ANNIE on Broadway. Marcos will play her final performance on September 29, and Wyatt will join the cast October 1. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the New Orphans of ANNIE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2013

ANNIE, currently playing at the Palace Theatre, recently welcomed a new gang of orphans- Gaby Bradbury, Amaya Braganza and Skye Alyssa Friedman as 'Pepper', 'July', and a standby repectively. In the videos below, meet the adorable new cast members! (more...)

Breaking News: It's the Hard Knock Life - ANNIE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

The producers of ANNIE announced this evening that the show will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Upon closing, the production, which opened on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street), will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. (more...)

Faith Prince Takes Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will return to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She will begin performances tonight, July 19. Emmy Award-winning 'Glee' star Jane Lynch will play her final performance as Miss Hannigan on Sunday, July 14. (more...)

Pedigree Wins Cannes' Silver Lion Award for ANNIE'S SEARCH FOR SANDY Doc
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

After more than 35,000 submissions, PEDIGREE was awarded the coveted Silver Lion in branded entertainment at the 2013 Cannes Festival for Creativity for the documentary, 'ANNIE'S Search for Sandy.' The 2013 Cannes Lions received submissions from creative agencies and advertisers representing more than 90 countries around the world. 'ANNIE'S Search for Sandy,'hosted by Al Roker, was produced by Al Roker Entertainment and ANNIE The Musical LLC and was sponsored by PEDIGREE Food for Dogs. (more...)

ANNIE Cast Recording, With Bonus Jane Lynch Tracks, Arrives at the Palace Theatre 5/10; Digital Release Slated for 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Shout! Broadway has just announced the release dates for the New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording for ANNIE. The CD will be available for purchase at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street) on Friday, May 10. Digital release will be today, May 28. The recording will be released to national retail outlets today, July 2. (more...)

PBS Premieres ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

“ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage,” a primetime PBS special premieres nationally on PBS tonight, Friday, June 28th at 9 pm (check local listings). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Preview for PBS's ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

ANNIE fans and audiences nationwide are now offered an exclusive, behind-the-curtain look at what it takes to put on a major Broadway production, in the primetime special, ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage. Check out the preview below! (more...)

Faith Prince to Take Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE on July 19!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013


Jane Lynch & ANNIE Cast Set for Album Signing at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Shout! Broadway will release the new 2012 Cast Recording for ANNIE CD on Tuesday, June 18. To celebrate the release of the CD cast members Jane Lynch, Anthony Warlow, Lilla Crawford, Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, creators Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Tom Meehan and more will sign copies of the album at Barnes & Noble (160 East 54th Street at 3rd Avenue) beginning promptly at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 1:45 p.m. (more...)

ANNIE Adds Friday Matinees, Removes Wednesday Evening Performances from Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Beginning June 28, ANNIE will play an additional matinee on Friday afternoons on Broadway at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street) - rather than an evening show on Wednesday, it was announced today. (more...)

Tony-Nominated ANNIE to Launch Tour in 2014-15!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

ANNIE, nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, will launch a US National Tour in the 2014-2015 season. The national tour will be produced by Troika Entertainment. The new production of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, opened to critical acclaim on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: ANNIE Cast Celebrates Charles Strouse's 85th Birthday!
by Walter McBride - Jun 07, 2013

ANNIE, nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, is playing on Broadway at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). Visit www.anniethemusical.com. Last night, the cast celebratesd creator Charles Strouse's Birthday with a birthday serenade. Check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Adams, Jessica Grove & More Celebrate THE LITTLE MERMAID Opening!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 03, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The American premiere of this brand new production will feature a revamped script, additional songs, a new physical production and an entirely fresh interpretation of the piece. The show just opened last night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Jane Lynch to Appear on THE TODAY SHOW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, who stars in the hit FOX television show "Glee" as ruthless cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and who recently made her Broadway debut as tyrannical orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in ANNIE, will be a guest on NBC's "Today" tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, in the 10:00 AM hour. In the New York area, "Today" airs on WNBC-TV Channel 4. Check local listings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jane Lynch Strutting Her Stuff Onstage as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

ANNIE, the new production of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, is now playing at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at Jane Lynch strutting her stuff on the Broadway stage! (more...)

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