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Date of Birth: November 24, 1934 (80)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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Review: ANNIE, 'A Hard Knock Life' is in Charlotte's Belk TheaterReview: ANNIE, 'A Hard Knock Life' is in Charlotte's Belk Theater
by Linda Ann Watt - Jul 18, 2015

Don't miss your chance to see ANNIE in Charlotte. (more...)

Elaine C Smith to Appear in ANNIE at Edinburgh PlayhouseElaine C Smith to Appear in ANNIE at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Elaine C Smith will play the role of 'Miss Hannigan' in their brand new production of the musical "ANNIE" when the show plays the Edinburgh Playhouse (16 - 21 May). Listings detailed below. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk (more...)

Elaine C Smith to Appear in ANNIE at King's Theatre GlasgowElaine C Smith to Appear in ANNIE at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Elaine C Smith will play the role of 'Miss Hannigan' in their brand new production of the musical 'ANNIE' when the show plays the King's Theatre Glasgow (8 - 20 February 2016), His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen (9 - 14 May 2016) and Edinburgh Playhouse (16 - 21 May). Listings detailed below. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk (more...)

UK Tour of ANNIE Announces Full Cast, Featuring Lesley Joseph & Craig Revel HorwoodUK Tour of ANNIE Announces Full Cast, Featuring Lesley Joseph & Craig Revel Horwood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce further dates and full casting for the brand new production of the musical "ANNIE" starring Craig Revel Horwood and Lesley Joseph as 'Miss Hannigan'."ANNIE" will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Tour schedule with full details of 'Miss Hannigan' casting below. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actress/Singer CANDI MILO Slays at the FederalBWW Reviews: Actress/Singer CANDI MILO Slays at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jun 30, 2015

On Sunday June 28, actress/singer Candi Milo brought her one.of.a.kind comedic cabaret to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal and boy, oh boy, is she funny. 'How funny?' you may query. This little lady grew up in a mental institution - well, her father ran one in their home, so she was exposed to craziness at a tender age...and on top of that, she's Italian...and a voice-over artist who does many, many cartoon voices to amazing perfection, starting with Sweetie Pie. She was also a member of 'The Mighty Carson Art Players' on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. What fabulous improvisational training! So it's no surprise that the lady knows how to get a laugh. Humor comes gushing out of her the minute she opens her mouth, and it's never forced. It's all natural and with a multitude of sarcastic asides, it works deliciously on a cabaret stage. (more...)

Little Girls! West End's ANNIE, JR. Sets Cast for Summer RunLittle Girls! West End's ANNIE, JR. Sets Cast for Summer Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

More than 2,900 children auditioned and now 350 young Londoners have won roles in a special new version of the acclaimed Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Annie, and will be acting in it on stage in the West End this summer. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonJUNIE B. JONES, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

As Stages Theatre Company (STC) unveils our 32nd season, we continue our commitment providing high-quality, accessible theatre for young audiences. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday SeasonANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) has announced that the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie will play a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Klein, Martin Charnin & More Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book ShopPhoto Flash: Robert Klein, Martin Charnin & More Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

New York City's Drama Book Shop hosted a panel discussion on the life & career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress on June 11, 2015. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi) by William V. Madison, moderated the panel. (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Charlotte!SUMMER STAGES: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Charlotte!
by Linda Ann Watt - Jun 15, 2015

The writers of BWW Charlotte have found some picks that will add to your Charlotte summer entertainment fun! (more...)

ANNIE NATIONAL Tour to Play Hershey Theatre, 7/21-26ANNIE NATIONAL Tour to Play Hershey Theatre, 7/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Hershey Theatre will welcome the new U.S. National Tour of Annie to the stage from Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

New York City's Drama Book Shop will host a panel discussion on the life & career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, at 6pm on June 11, 2015. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi) by William V. Madison, who will moderate the panel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and More Attend The York Theatre's CAGNEY OpeningPhoto Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and More Attend The York Theatre's CAGNEY Opening
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 30, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes its 45th Anniversary Season with the New York premiere of the new musical, Cagney, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern. Check out opening night arrivals, including Kate Baldwin, Georgia Stitt, and more! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ashley Edler of ANNIE National TourBWW Interviews: Ashley Edler of ANNIE National Tour
by Harmony Wheeler - May 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with the confident, outgoing Ashley Edler, who plays Grace Farrell in a new non-equity touring production of Annie, coming to San Francisco June 3-14. On the phone, Ashley displayed contagious excitement about the show. Read our interview to see how that translates on stage, learn how Ashley enjoyed working with director Martin Charnin and get a few sneak peaks behind the curtain with the kids and Sandy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Adorable ANNIE Returns In (Another) New TourBWW Reviews: Adorable ANNIE Returns In (Another) New Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - May 18, 2015

A safe, inoffensive, cutesy crowd-pleaser for the young and the young-at-heart, the brand new non-Equity touring revival of the Broadway classic ANNIE is eager to please and pretty much does so. The show is, by all accounts, a cute if standard-issue charmer, filled with hummable ear-worm music (via lyricist/book writer Martin Charnin and composer Charles Strouse) and enjoyably hyperbolic characters that audiences will delight in either cheering or jeering. Sure, ANNIE may not be the best or most groundbreaking musical ever created, but it certainly has its heartwarming place in the genre. The tour continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 24. (more...)

DakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 SeasonDakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Art & culture are vital to our existence and Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season features ample offerings of live performance experiences from arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! Lobby Activities Set for ANNIE at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24Leapin' Lizards! Lobby Activities Set for ANNIE at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Audiences attending ANNIE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from May 13 - 24, 2015 are invited to partake in complimentary lobby activities one hour before all performances and during intermission. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This JuneJulie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On June 6th, designer and director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals' Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Just announced, Julie Andrews will present Walton with the award at the event. (more...)

ANNIE kommt im Dezember ans Salzburger LandestheaterANNIE kommt im Dezember ans Salzburger Landestheater
by Iris Moebius - Apr 26, 2015

„Annie" ist eines der beliebtesten und erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Musicals. Maßgeblichen Anteil daran tragen die schwungvollen Melodien und die Tatsache, dass ein 11-jahriges Madchen die anspruchsvolle Titelrolle singt und spielt. Die Premiere findet am 10. Dezember 2015 statt. Gespielt wird an angewahlten Terminen von Dezember 2015 bis Mai 2016. Tickets und weitere informationen sind erhaltlich erhaltlich beim Salzburger Landestheater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2015

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. (more...)

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