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Date of Birth: November 24, 1934 (81)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from IN THE SECRET SEA; Now Playing at the Beckett TheatreBWW TV: Watch Highlights from IN THE SECRET SEA; Now Playing at the Beckett Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2016

In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie), is now playing in a limited five-week-only engagement through May 21 only at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). The production opened on Thursday, April 21. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2016

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE SECRET SEA, Directed by Martin Charnin at Theatre RowPhoto Flash: First Look at IN THE SECRET SEA, Directed by Martin Charnin at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award winner Martin Charnin (Annie), is currently playing a five-week-only limited engagement at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Opening night is this Thursday, April 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cate Ryan's IN THE SECRET SEA Begins Tonight at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre RowCate Ryan's IN THE SECRET SEA Begins Tonight at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Performances begin tonight for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The five-week-only limited engagement is set to open Thursday, April 21 at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Resorts World Manila To Hold Auditions for ANNIE This WeekendResorts World Manila To Hold Auditions for ANNIE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Resorts World Manila's (RWM) Full House Theater Company will hold open auditions this Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, for its seventh major production, the hit Broadway musical ANNIE, which is set to premiere in September at RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/16- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2016

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 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. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). 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...)

Amanda Green, Clyde Alves & More Will Celebrate the Colonial Theatre at Feinstein's/54 BelowAmanda Green, Clyde Alves & More Will Celebrate the Colonial Theatre at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Celebrates the Colonial Theatre on April 19th & 20th, 2016, at 9:30pm. Having been in operation for over one hundred years, Boston's Colonial Theatre, which was the theatre that first introduced audiences to such musicals as Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Follies, and many others, will be celebrated through song and stories, performed by a diverse group of Broadway talent, all determined to share why the Colonial Theatre must be made a landmark by the city of Boston! (more...)

National Tour of ANNIE Gets Heckled at DC's National TheatreNational Tour of ANNIE Gets Heckled at DC's National Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Mar 19, 2016

According to the Washington Post, the national touring cast of ANNIE got heckled this week at DC's National Theatre. The heckler attended the show Tuesday night, and is said to have yelled, 'That was terrible!' from his seat, following the number 'We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover.' There were no reported reactions from the cast or the other audience members during the incident. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN THE SECRET SEA Off-Broadway, Directed by Martin CharninCast Announced for IN THE SECRET SEA Off-Broadway, Directed by Martin Charnin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Full casting was announced today for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The cast will feature Shelly Burch (original company of Nine, 'One Life to Live'), Paul Carlin (Temporal Powers at the Mint), Malachy Cleary (The Field at Irish Repertory Theatre), Glynnis O'Connor (TV's Our Town, 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble'), and Adam Petherbridge (Da at Irish Repertory Theatre). (more...)

RENT, THE BODYGUARD & More Set for Orpheum's 2016-17 Broadway SeasonRENT, THE BODYGUARD & More Set for Orpheum's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

On Saturday, March 12th, the Orpheum Theatre announced its highly-anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Season. The year's subscription series includes DIRTY DANCING - The Classic Story On Stage, ANNIE, THE BODYGUARD, BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Season options include a return engagement of JERSEY BOYS, and a special weekend-only engagement of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. The 2016-2017 Broadway Season is generously sponsored by Bank of America and Memphis Area Honda Dealers. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Will Return to Chicago's Cadillac Palace TheatreANNIE National Tour Will Return to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its second smash year, returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, November 9-13, 2016. 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...)

WBT to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA This MarchWBT to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The story is both very entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog against all the odds.  The score is a musical delight and contains one of the most poignant moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in 'The Impossible Dream'. (more...)

Martin Charnin to Direct Cate Ryan's IN THE SECRET SEA at The Beckett Theatre This SpringMartin Charnin to Direct Cate Ryan's IN THE SECRET SEA at The Beckett Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony© Award winner Martin Charnin (Annie), will play a limited engagement of five weeks only this spring at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland's 'Daddy Warbucks' Comes Home in ANNIE Tour at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Cleveland's 'Daddy Warbucks' Comes Home in ANNIE Tour at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 14, 2016

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ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. 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 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New YearWe Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that after touring ANNIE to 41 cities across the nation, Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced select new lead cast members for the 2016 leg of the tour. (more...)


by Valeria Venturelli - Dec 26, 2015

Un altro anno e passato, e come ogni anno noi di BroadwayWorld ci riserviamo l'onere e l'onore di dare qualche consiglio natalizio ai nostri fedeli lettori (che vogliono sicuramente passare le feste tra coperte, divano, pop corn e filmetti-musical a tema). Il primo film suggerito dalla redazione e "ANNIE - La felicita e contagiosa". (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 9, 2015

The iconic 1977 Charles Strouse musical ANNIE opened last night at Shea's Buffalo to a large, appreciative audience. After the most recent Broadway revival that failed mostly due to a poor heavy handed directorial concept, Annie's original lyricist, Martin Charnin, chose to direct his version of this new National tour. (more...)

ANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This WinterANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence December 29, 2015  - January 3, 2016. 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...)

BWW TV: We Think They're Gonna Like It Here- The ANNIE Tour Arrives in NYC!BWW TV: We Think They're Gonna Like It Here- The ANNIE Tour Arrives in NYC!
by TV - On the Road - Dec 8, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) will present the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie in 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...)

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