BWW Reviews: Sparkling, Delightful ANNIE Graces the Stage at Theatre by the Sea
by Veronica Bruscini - July 20, 2013
Don't dismiss Theatre by the Sea's current production as 'just another' summer stock Annie. Matunuck's staging of this long-time family-favorite musical is one of the best of Rhode Island's theatricals so far this year. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Faith Prince Chats Taking on 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 19, 2013
Tony Award-winner Faith Prince returns 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 officially begins performances tonight, July 19, and while she was attending Mimi Hines' recent 54 Below show, she chatted exclusively with Richard Ridge about joining the cast. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)
Faith Prince Takes Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE Today
by BWW News Desk - July 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...)
Up on the Marquee: ANNIE's New Times Square Billboard!
by Walter McBride - July 15, 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink will share the title role of Annie on Broadway, beginning performances on Tuesday, July 30. Lilla Crawford will play her final performance as Annie on Sunday, July 28 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Check out the new billboard for the show below! (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: ANNIE (The New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording) is High-Spirited and Gladdening
by David Clarke - July 5, 2013
When Annie first opened on Broadway in 1977, it was filled with sage advice that the city needed to hear. New York City was teetering on the edge of perilous bankruptcy, but this plucky little orphan girl reminded audiences that there would always be a tomorrow worth waiting for. The 2012 revival of Annie opened in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and as the nation braced itself for the possibility of another Great Depression like the one the spirited orphan smiles through with her beloved and well-known anthems, the themes of remaining cheerful and overcoming adversity struck a chord with audiences again. That infectious joyful charisma is perfectly preserved on Annie (The New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)
Photo Flash: Jane Lynch Talks ANNIE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - July 3, 2013
On this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, "Glee" star Jane Lynch stopped by and spoke with the hosts about appearing as Miss Hannigan in Broadway's "Annie." Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch PBS's ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE!
by Stage Tube - July 1, 2013
'Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage,' a Primetime PBS special premiereD nationally on PBS last week. Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, follows the creation of a single production number in the current Broadway revival of the classic musical: the tuneful and rhythmic 'It's the Hard-Knock Life.' From the earliest discussions among the production team, through the casting process, into choreography and vocal rehearsals, onto the stage, and finally, into performance, the film traces the young cast's journey to Opening Night. Miss the documantary? Watch it all by clicking below! (more...)
PBS Premieres ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE Tonight
by TV News Desk - June 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...)
BWW Reviews: ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE; Premiering on PBS, June 28
by Anton Anderssen - June 27, 2013
'I never thought I'd have a kid on Broadway' says Rachel Rosenfeld, mother of Emily, who plays Molly the orphan in PBS' Annie: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO STAGE, which airs to the public in select parts of the country tomorrow night. The program opens with Emily riding in her car and a visit to her home where she is practicing for the enviable role. She was one of 5,000 children who auditioned for the Broadway revival. (more...)
ANNIE Update! Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink to Share Title Role; Anthony Warlow Extends & More
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2013
Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink will share the title role of Annie on Broadway, beginning performances on Tuesday, July 30. Lilla Crawford will play her final performance as Annie on Sunday, July 28 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)
Breaking News: Sandra Bullock Out, Cameron Diaz to Star as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE Film
by Movies News Desk - June 26, 2013
According to Deadline.com, after Sandra Bullock pulled out of talks for upcoming Annie film remake as 'Miss Hannigan', Sony has quickly lined up and signed on her replacement - Cameron Diaz. The studio is also now aiming for a Christmas 2014 release. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Jane Lynch, Lilla Crawford & ANNIE Cast Sign Albums at Barnes & Noble!
by Jennifer Broski - June 20, 2013
Shout! Broadway released 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 signed copies of the album at Barnes & Noble (160 East 54th Street at 3rd Avenue) yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: ANNIE Cast Tastes Magnolia Bakery's Themed Cupcake
by Jennifer Broski - June 20, 2013
Just yesterday, the adorable orphans of Annie gathered at Magnolia Bakery to try the new Annie-themed cupcake. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Preview for PBS's ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life
by TV News Desk - June 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...)
Sandra Bullock Will Not Play Miss Hannigan in Upcoming ANNIE Film
by Movies News Desk - June 19, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks between Sony Studios and Sandra Bullock, the actress who was recently offered the role of orphanage meanie 'Miss Hannigan' in the upcoming musical adaptation of Annie, have ended. (more...)
Faith Prince to Take Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE on July 19!
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2013
Sandra Bullock in Talks to Play 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE Film
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock is in talks to join Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis in producers Will Smith and Jay-Z's film adaptation of Annie for Sony. Bullock would play 'MIss Hannigan' in the film. (more...)
BWW Interview: Jane Lynch on Being Inspired by Katie Finneran, Bringing Her GLEE Castmates Back to Broadway and More!
by BWW - June 12, 2013
Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, who stars in the hit FOX television show 'Glee' as ruthless cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, made her Broadway debut last month as tyrannical orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in Annie. Lynch will play Miss Hannigan for eight weeks only, through Sunday, July 14. The actress recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about making the move to New York for the show, sharing the stage with so many talented little girls, filling the big shoes of Katie Finneran, and so much more! (more...)
VIDEO: Jane Lynch & Cast of ANNIE Perform on 67th Annual Tony Awards
by TV News Desk - June 10, 2013
Jane Lynch and the cast of Annie performed a medley of songs from the Broadway musical including 'Hard Knock Life,' and 'Little Girls,' at last night's 67th Annual Tony Awards. Check out the performance below! (more...)
Tony-Nominated ANNIE to Launch Tour in 2014-15!
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 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...)