Annie

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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
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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.

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s 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 Hannigan’s 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.


BWW Reviews: EVIL DEAD -THE MUSICAL Blasts Austin with the Boomstick
by Michelle Hache - Sep 23, 2014

I was absolutely blown away with just how much I loved this show...and it wasn't just because of the memorable one-liners that the audience all waited for with baited breath. In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to catchy songs written specifically for the musical. And, as in the films, Ash is there to dish out his various one-liners and fight the never-ending demons. This was seriously one of the best nights of theatre I've experienced in Austin. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of "Berthe" in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginningThursday, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Ms. Arnaz is currently playing the role in the PIPPIN national tour which opens this week at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently returned to the Broadway cast in the role of "Berthe." PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC Celebrates Opening Night of Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 23, 2014

MCC Theater presents the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photographer Sandro Miller Presents MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH Exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Photographer Sandro Miller presents John Malkovich in re-creations of iconic photographs for a series called Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago Nov. 7 through Jan. 31, 2015. (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Heather Parcells, Bahiyah Hibah & More Star in North Shore Music Theatre's CHICAGO, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the killer hit musical, CHICAGO for two weeks only. CHICAGO begins performances tonight, September 23 and plays thru Sunday, October 5. Press night is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

'Tomorrow' Showcased In New ANNIE Social Media Image
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 22, 2014

Classic showstopper 'Tomorrow' is showcased in a new production photo featuring the star os the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jane Horrocks In EAST IS EAST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast. (more...)

Which Mac & Cheese Brand Just Got Sold? It Wasn't Amy's!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Social media and phone lines were buzzing last week when news broke that Annie's had sold to food giant General Mills. Customers were confused about whether it was Annie's or Amy's that had been purchased. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

The Blood Brothers to Present BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, 10/22-11/1 at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Blood Brothers Present... BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, an anthology of horror plays, October 22 through November 1, 2014. Written by Nat Cassidy, Mariah MacCarthy and Mac Rogers, Bedlam Nightmares is directed by Pete Boisvert, Stephanie Cox-Williams and Patrick Shearer (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Open Season with NEW JERUSALEM, 10/18-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) launches its fall season with New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. This production runs from October 18 - November 9, 2014 at the Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. (more...)

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA for the Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Festival Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary of Free, Live, Outdoor Theatre in Forest Park. St. Louis Native Mike Donahue to Direct Epic Tale of Rulers and Lovers (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $713,986
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total raised Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of 'Hard Knock Life' In ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 21, 2014

A new behind the scenes photo featuring the filming of a major showstopper in the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/21- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2014

Today in 1966, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 77 performances.Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler. Songs that became hits include 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly', 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun', 'They Say It's Wonderful', and 'Anything You Can Do.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and More Featured in PBS Taping of AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's Public Television Network and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have collaborated on a second season of American Songbook at NJPAC. The six part series, is being taped in NJPAC's Victoria Theater and broadwayworld was there for last nights concert, which was hosted by Ted Chapin and written and produced by Will Friedwald. Performing last night were Maureen McGovern, Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 20 - Part 2 - ON THE TOWN Snaps First SIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our September 20 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Special Photo Flashback: Remembering Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reported yesterday the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. Today, we take a look back at photos of the star, taken by BWW's Walter McBride. (more...)

Annie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 20, 2014

A new production photo featuring the stars from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: with CARRIE The MUSICAL's Chelsea Gibb
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 20, 2014

From classic musicals like CHICAGO, and THE KING AND I, to newer works, including WILD PARTY and the original Australian production, DREAMSONG, Gibb has played lead roles across a wide range of musical theatre genres - and now she's adding horror to the list in CARRIE the MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of STILL NOW
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share these production photos from the World Premiere production of Still Now, a new play by Katie Bender. Still Now is produced by Shrewd Productions. (more...)

Underground Voices to Release Vicki Salloum's New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Vicki Salloum's novel focuses on Annie Ajami's New Orleans' book store which provides not just a book store but a salon and haven for writers, and a beacon of culture in a run-down neighborhood. But just when the fledgling store seems destined to become financially viable, offering a lifeline to a better future for the destitute characters who have become her adopted family, the shop is plunged into a world of violence and Annie's dream for a literary life falls to ruin, like scattered pages from a broken bookbinding. (more...)

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More to Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, will star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

M.A. Hill Releases TRACKLESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

FREMANTLE, Australia (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Stars in THE NOBODIES Short Film on Funny or Die
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2014

Funny or Die just unveiled a new short film called THE NOBODIES by Greg Bratman and Dusty Brown, with Broadway's Sutton Foster in a starring role! Click below to check out her performance alongside Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and Tommy Dewey. (more...)

Photo Flash: RICHARD III and EAST IS EAST Cast Attend Q&A with Artistic Director, Jamie Lloyd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Jamie Lloyd Productions, Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III and East is East full cast hand over event and Q&A led by artistic director, Jamie Lloyd, on Wednesday 17 September. (more...)

New Look At Bobby Cannavale In ANNIE Movie Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Screen star Cameron Diaz is among those featured in a series of colorful new social media images have been released this month to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

New York's smash hit musical Here Lies Love, which continues its open-end engagement at the Public Theater and is traveling across the pond this month with a London production opening at the Dorfman Theatre, is now set to go Down Under with an Australian production set to premiere in May 2015. (more...)

Blumenthal's 'Beat the Sellouts Sale' Begins 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Ten Broadway shows and several special attractions headed to Blumenthal Performing Arts theaters this season will go on sale Monday, Sept. 22, for a limited time. Buyers will receive free parking with a ticket purchase during this special "Beat the Sellouts Sale." (more...)

stbdance and More Set for Green Space in Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/ emerging artists in October. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present an evening of work by Shawn T. Bible/stbdance and Bianca Johnson & Dancers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Full casting has been announced and rehearsals have begun for the upcoming national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will launch in Houston October 14, 2014 at the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. For more information and a complete tour route, please visit www.anythinggoesontour.com. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Allows Change to WORKING at Rollins College to Highlight Farmworker Issues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

"Un Mejor Dia Vendra" echoes the chorus of a song from Working, a musical based on the 1974 bestseller of the same name by Studs Terkel. "A better day will come." The refrain is sung by a character named Emilio, a migrant farmworker who began picking crops with his family at the age of eight. The song was removed from Working in 2011, but can be seen in the upcoming production at the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic Touch
by Sally Henry - Sep 18, 2014

Broadway and West End producer Judith Ann Abrams has been involved with multiple ground-breaking and multi-award-winning shows in the last 15 years. But when talking to her, it is clear that her passion really lies in a crazy dream she had at age 23 that gained her notoriety in the Broadway community: the Pixie Judy Troupe. (more...)

Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denver Center's BETH MALONE on Homecomings, Icons, and MOLLY BROWN
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 18, 2014

We sit down with the amazing Beth Malone to talk about her challenges with Molly Brown, working at the Denver Center, her Denver homecoming, and so much more! (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)

Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - opens its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to open tonight, September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village). The production runs through October 4. (more...)

Nat Faxon Goes From FX's MARRIED to NBC's MARRY ME
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nat Faxon has signed on as a guest star for NBC's new comedy MARRY ME from David Caspe (HAPPY ENDINGS). (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of Recording The Soundtrack For ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

A new behind the scenes photo featuring the director and the title star from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Cameron Diaz In New ANNIE Movie Production Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 16, 2014

Screen star Cameron Diaz is among those featured in a series of colorful new social media images have been released this month to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie. (more...)

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