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Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray; "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.

Leapiní lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the worldís best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, the funniest villain this side of a Disney cartoon. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hanniganís evil schemes, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.



VIDEO: 19 ANNIES Reunite In Honor of Musical's 40th Anniversary; Perform 'Tomorrow'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The beloved musical Annie has been delighting audiences on stage and screen for forty years and now for the first time, Inside Edition gathered together four generations of actresses who have played the iconic character (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Detroit are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, April 18-30.  (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Friends of Celts To Present The First Annual Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Party like an Irishman by jigging on down to the 1st Annual Arizona International Celtic Music & Microbrew Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 in The Backyard at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ  85007 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.  (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Discounted College Student Rush Tickets for ANNIE at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will offer a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Annie, playing at the Fox Theatre March 17 - 19 as a special to the 2016/2017 season.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Tim Firth can't keep away from the Calendar Girls. Following the 2003 film and 2008 play, he's back again adapting the real-life story of Yorkshire WI heroines stripping off for a charity calendar after one of their number loses her husband to cancer - this time in a musical adaptation with Gary Barlow. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play byTim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at thePhoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Extends Booking Period to July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????From Monday 27 February, the booking period for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning new British musical, THE GIRLS, will extend to 15 July 2017.  A Tuesday matinee will be introduced from 25 April. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Review Roundup: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

LHK Productions Seeking Stars for ANNIE This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Calling all Merseyside youngsters! It doesn't have to be 'The Hard Knock Life' because if you love to perform and were born for the stage, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - An Interview with the Cast of A PIECE OF MY HEART at Rollins College
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Feb 22, 2017

This week, I had the chance to talk with Fiona Campbell, Nick D'Alessandro, and Anneliese Moon from the cast of A PIECE OF MY HEART at Rollins College. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Jersey City Theater Center and Goode Productions presents GREENCARD WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Goode Productions is proud to present Greencard Wedding, a new indie rock musical with interactive film, as part of Borderless, a festival that examines the role technology and communication play in the public and personal consequences of global nationalism. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of the current iteration of the troupe goes to Janet Eilber, a former Graham principal who has been at the helm as Artistic Director since 2005. She has instituted a policy of not only presenting Graham's classics but also commissioning fresh visions from today's finest choreographers. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle Join ANNIE Gathering for Inside Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

They've tied a knot they never can sever. Dozens of former Annies, including original star Andrea McArdle and one of her successors, Sarah Jessica Parker, will unite for a 40th Anniversary celebration of the musical for Inside Edition. (more...)

THE OUTER SPACE, Mary McBride and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, February 22 - March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 21, 2017

Pippin is another Tony Award-winning musical from Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Godspell). The story is a spectacle representing a troupe of actors performing in a play about a young prince named Pippin, (Naysh Fox), in an anguishing search for his life's purpose. As his character comes to life, Pippin meets an odd array of circus-type characters along the way. (more...)

Michelle Wolf Comes to Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Michelle Wolf is a New York based writer, actor and stand-up comedian, as well as one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city.  She currently works as an on-air performer and writer for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  Previously, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she appeared regularly in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created "Grown-Up Annie."  She has also made a number of appearances on Comedy Central's hit late night game show @Midnight and appeared on Louis CK's Horace and Pete.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Gary Barlow & More at THE GIRLS Gala Opening
by Marianka Swain - Feb 21, 2017

Last night, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS held a gala opening night in aid of charity Bloodwise. Guests at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End included Phillip Schofield, Michael Ball, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Sian Phillips. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Return to Chicago for the First Time in 10 Years with the Boston Pops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut, and her first Chicago appearance in over 10 years, on March 31 when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a special, one-night-only performance.  (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, RAGTIME, CHOICES and More Set for DM Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Green Carpet Opening of THE GIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews. (more...)

BWW Review: Experiencing War in A PIECE OF MY HEART at The Annie Russell Theatre
by Kirsty Johnson - Feb 20, 2017

          Looking at a somewhat bare, sloped stage, the audience is warned of gunshots, explosions, and other triggering scenes: Clearly, this won't be an evening of light-hearted fun. But rather than scenes of gore and violence, A Piece of My Heart invites audiences to experience the emotions and lives of the women of the Vietnam War. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre tomorrow, 21 February . The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. Playhouse season tickets go on sale Mar. 15 online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

Theatre NOVA to Present World Premiere of CLUTTER by Brian Cox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Theatre NOVA, an Ann Arbor nonprofit company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, presents the world premiere of "Clutter" by Brian Cox. (more...)

BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Feb 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Cast Recording Track List Announced; Pre-Order Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Centred On the Intriguing Life Of The Real Harry Crawford, THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY Is A Heartbreaking Story Of Love, Fear And Hidden Identities.
by Jade Kops - Feb 20, 2017

The secrets of an unusual person unfold in THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY as the imagined account of the very real Harry Crawford comes to life a century later. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenn Colella Performs High Flying Number from COME FROM AWAY
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Saturday, February 18, 2017, and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. The cast recently visited the recording studio. Star Jenn Colella performed her character's belt it out number Me and the Sky. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Co to Present Comedy Without Manners GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

'Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse... much worse.' Lakewood Theatre Company presents the modern French dramedy God of Carnage, directed by Antonio Sonera, as the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season beginning March 3, 2017. (more...)

Get a Backstage Peek at COME FROM AWAY as They Celebrate Their First Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre last night, Saturday February 18, 2017. Josh Breckenridge helmed a Facebook live video during curtain call and took viewers back stage on this exciting night. Check out his interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Triumphs at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth triumphed tonight, Sunday 19 February 2017, ahead of the opening of their musical THE GIRLS in London's West End on Tuesday 21 February. At an awards ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre, they won the prestigious WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. Gary and Tim and the original Calendar Girls were given a rapturous reception from an audience made up of stars from all the West End shows after Gary, Tim and Joanna Riding performed Scarborough, a song from their musical. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 18, 2017

Today, cast members Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith talk about their own journeys to a life in the theater, revealing details about themselves and their process and offering some suggestions for why you need to come see the show, which runs through February 26 in the Shamblin Theatre on the Lipscomb campus. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

Angaleena Presley Delivers New Album 'Wrangled' 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Angaleena Presley follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut, American Middle Class, with the 12-track Wrangled, April 21 on Mining Light/Thirty Tigers. (more...)

67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being.  The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, who at 67 is making her West End debut in a leading role.  For her, this is a dream come true. (more...)

Sub Focus ft Stylo G 'Lingua' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Sub Focus is starting off 2017 with a brand new original track, 'Lingua' featuring Stylo G. It follows up the success of his first two new tracks in years, 'Nobody Knows' and 'Love Divine', each receiving widespread radio support from the likes of Mistajam, Danny Howard, Phil Taggart and Annie Mac - who crowned 'Love Divine' her Hottest Record. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES at City Lit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Etai Benson on Touring, Films and Being AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 17, 2017

Actor Etai Benson sings and dances his way to The Hobby Center this month in Theatre Under the Stars' production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Today, Benson joins us to talk life on the road, dole out some advice, and explain what it's like playing an American in Paris -- spoiler -- 'S Wonderful'! (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

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