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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.


Glen Street Theatre to Present HOPELESSLY DEVOTED, 26-31 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A middle-aged brother and sister, Amy and Andy, are stuck living at home in regional Australia, caring for their chronically ill mother. To escape this mundane existence, Amy creates a fantasy world in her lounge room that revolves around her idol, Olivia Newton-John. In between working two jobs to pay for the medical bills, Andy indulges his sister's devotion. He knows that if it weren't for Olivia, they'd both be going mad. But Andy is starting to change. He's ready to move on. The problem is, Amy is perfectly happy in her fantasy world and wants things to stay the same. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway in Detroit has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of Annie will begin at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, September 26 - October 4, 2014. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Quantros Appoints Annie Callanan President and Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MILPITAS, CA - Quantros, Inc., an industry-leading provider of software to advance safety and quality performance for the healthcare industry, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Annie Callanan as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds J.P. Fingado, who served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Fingado, an Operating Partner with Francisco Partners, was recently elected to the Quantros Board of Directors and will work closely with Callanan and the company's leadership team.  (more...)

Roni Size Announces New Solo EP and Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Groundbreaking British drum'n'bass pioneer Roni Size announced earlier this month that he will be releasing a new solo album Take Kontrol on August 25th via his new label Mansion Sounds. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 29, 2014
by - Jul 29, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. The work, with music by Brian Schober and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, is a one-act monodrama for voice and percussion (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark H. Dold and More in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code run now through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September – 12 October
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

TLC to Premiere Third Season of GYPSY SISTERS, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Play SHN Curran Theatre, 12/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Unique Features and SHN bring the Broadway musical ELF to the SHN Curran Theatre in San Francisco December 12-28. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, at 10am. (more...)

WebAssign Introduces Faculty Advisory Board, Partnership with Education Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the creation of the Faculty Advisory Board, an initiative supporting education technology and student learning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Neil LaBute's IN A DARK DARK HOUSE Built on a Solid Foundation in its Los Angeles Premiere at The Matrix Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jul 28, 2014

Intense, riveting tale of two estranged brothers, and as expected with a Neil LaBute script, reveals the darker, deeper secrets of familial loves that maybe should have remained hidden. Yes, LaBute does go there. And how! (more...)

GYPSY SISTERS Returns to TLC on 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The GYPSY SISTERS are back and still over-the-top in a two-hour season premiere on TLC Thursday, August 21st at 9/8c. The third season chronicles more Stanley family drama as they navigate breakups, makeups and road trips, giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look at the jaw-dropping ways of the infamous gypsy clan. (more...)

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Broadway Producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, Dies at 66
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Broadway producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, has died from complications of color cancer surgery on June 30. She was 66 years old. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of FOX's THE FOLLOWING Visits Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Below, check out video highlights from yesterday's THE FOLLOWING panel at 2014 Comic Con. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Musical Version of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Worth the Wait
by Paul Batterson - Jul 28, 2014

Few moviegoers were thinking about the musical potential of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS when it was released as a movie in 1988. However, the movie producers were. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/26 - National Tour of WICKED Says Farewell to Glinda, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 26th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, the National Tours of WICKED and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

The Youth Players Summer Musical Presents ANNIE JR, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage, charming everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in Depression-era New York, overcoming the evil machinations of orphanage owner Miss Hannigan, and finding new friends and a new home in the end. Featuring hits such as 'It's the Hard Knock Life' and 'Tomorrow.' Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (more...)

Angela Griffin Joins Cast Of BREEDERS At St James, From Sept 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Angela Griffin completes the cast of Ben Ockrent's Breeders, a new play premiering on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at St. James Theatre. Griffin will play Caroline, who wants to start a family with her wife Andrea. In their quest to have a child that shares both of their DNA, Andrea seeks her brother Jimmy's help. Griffin will be joined by Tamzin Outhwaite as spouse Andrea, Nicholas Burns as Jimmy and Jemima Rooper as Jimmy's girlfriend, Sharon. Directed by Tamara Harvey, the play is inspired by Ockrent's real-life experience and offers a new perspective on how and why we make babies. (more...)

Mermaid Sand and Breezy Productions Present PORNOLOGUES, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Prodcutions present PORNOLOGUES- An evening of monologues benefitting the upcoming production of All's Well That Ends Happy by Sarah Shaefer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and More in Starlight Theatre's SOUND OF MUSIC
by Bob Compton - Jul 25, 2014

The classic musical from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is the fourth production of Starlight's 2014 Broadway season. It opens tonight, July 25 and runs seven consecutive nights through Thursday, July 31. A special Monday night performance is scheduled for July 28. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN A DARK DARK HOUSE, Opening Tomorrow at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

12.14 Foundation's Summer 2014 Season to Include A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & THE 101 DALMATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 12.14 Foundation will be producing two shows for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown-area as a continuation of its mission to promote personal development through high-level performing arts programs. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of Reba McEntire's 'Pray For Peace' Video
by - Jul 25, 2014

Billboard has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, which features Kelly Clarkson, Ronnie Dunn and Caroline Kole. (more...)

Angela Griffin Joins Cast of BREEDERS at St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Angela Griffin completes the cast of Ben Ockrent's Breeders, a new play premiering on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at St. James Theatre. Griffin will play Caroline, who wants to start a family with her wife Andrea. In their quest to have a child that shares both of their DNA, Andrea seeks her brother Jimmy's help. Griffin will be joined by Tamzin Outhwaite as spouse Andrea, Nicholas Burns as Jimmy and Jemima Rooper as Jimmy's girlfriend, Sharon. Directed by Tamara Harvey, the play is inspired by Ockrent's real-life experience and offers a new perspective on how and why we make babies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ACT San Diego's ANNIE JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Leapin Lizards! Actors Conservatory Theatre San Diego (ACT San Diego) presents Annie JR., now through July 27 at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. The show is Directed by Bernard Baldan, with Musical Direction by Tim McKnight, Choreography by Athena Espinoza and Stage Management by Mandy Wirt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below! (more...)

Cartoon Network Renews ADVENTURE TIME, REGULAR SHOW & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Today and tomorrow at Comic-Con® International: San Diego 2014 Cartoon Network will host jam-packed panels for all their hit original comedy animated series. Amongst the surprises and hilarity of Comic-Con and coming on the heels of ratings and critical success around the world, the Network will announce Season 7 of the Emmy®-winning Adventure Time, Season 7 of the Emmy®-winning Regular Show, Season 2 of the Emmy®-winning Uncle Grandpa, Season 2 of Steven Universe and 13 more half hours of Clarence. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence originate from the prolific artist-driven Cartoon Network Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in Highlights of SOUTH PACIFIC at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BDF & Kimmel Center to Present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with theKimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway cabaret featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent. Directed by Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knetchges (Xanadu, Spelling Bee), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT concludes a weeklong musical theatre intensive taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)

TheatreLAB to Present TIME TELLS, 8/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TheatreLAB will present TIME TELLS, their third original devised theatre production next month as the final show in their inaugural season. TIME TELLS is led in concept and direction by Heather Falks and has been developed throughout the 2013-14 season by the ensemble of actors and artists who will be performing the piece. TIME TELLS will be performed at RVA Event Space (0 East 4th Street) for a limited engagement, August 23-30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014

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SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza to Star in HERE LIES LOVE in London!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Natalie Mendoza, who played 'Arachne' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK during its long preview period, will step into the role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE when it comes to London this fall at the National's Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Boomerang Theatre to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Bryant Park, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, in association with Bryant Park Shakespeare, are excited to announce their production of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST will be presented at Bryant Park (Upper Terrace Steps, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 30, 2014. (more...)

New ANNIE Movie Social Media Image Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2014

More colorful new social media images have been released to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical Annie and are now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment Present ANNIE, 11/5 - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment are pleased to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of Annie will play November 5 - 16, 2014 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) opened the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins to enthusiastic crowds and thunderous standing ovations last night, July 23. The production continues to play in Winchester through August 3. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cuteness Abounds in Conejo Players Theatre's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 23, 2014

The concept: A high school prom in the first act filled with songs from the 1950's. A 10-year reunion in the 2nd act filled with songs from the 1960's. One set. Four girls. Sounds pretty simple, yes. NOT! As the choreographer for the original production of WONDERETTES, Janet Miller, told me this is a simple concept but '...it is a deceptively difficult show'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Revealing BREAKING THE CODE at Barrington Stage Co
by Larry Murray - Jul 23, 2014

A rethinking of the 1986 biographical play by Hugh Whitemore about mathematician and computing innovator Alan Turing who was instrumental in solving the Nazi's Enigma Code yet was vilified as a homosexual and chemically castrated before ultimately being pardoned 60 years after his death. A swirling production that is both a puzzle play and a tour-de-force for Mark H. Dold, who plays Turing brilliantly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

David Bedella & Sarah Ingram to Lead Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD; Performances Begin 10 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Olivier Award winner David Bedella will play razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, in an intimate new production of the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre to Return in 2014-15 With DRIVING MISS DAISY, OTHER DESERT CITIES and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

After a short reorganizational hiatus, Performance Network Theatre is back with a new 2014-2015 Season. Tickets will go on sale August 4th and all current subscriptions will be honored. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Appoints Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced the addition of Adria Starkey, David Drobis and Naomi Buck to their Board of Directors. Adria, David, and Naomi join current Board Members Bob Harden, Chair, Kristen Coury, President, Todd Gates, Don Gunther, Jason Korn, Tina McCain Matte, Jack Nortman, Gail Kern Paster, and Tennille Sevigny. (more...)

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