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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's On This Day - August 30, 2014
by - Aug 30, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow - Aug 29, 2014

Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Off West End Premiere Pushed to 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is being postponed to 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran to Play ANNIE in Live ABC Production?
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE last night, Kimmel announced that in order to compete with NBC's PETER PAN, who would be played by a woman, ABC would be producing a live production of Annie, starring, music superstar Ed Sheeran in the title role. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Annie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 29, 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...)

Paw City, LLC Announces Voiceover Talent Paul Paliyenko Cast On 3D Children's Animated Television Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Paw City, LCC, announces voiceover talent Paul Paliyenko of Raleigh, North Carolina, the voice of 'Maverick' for the upcoming children's 3D animated television series 'Max and Wrigley'. (more...)

Roulette Announces Fall 2014 Season Featuring The Sun Ra Arkestra, Henry Threadgill, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Roulette presents a tremendous 36th Season that highlights their three decades at the helm of experimental music, dance and intermedia. Starting the season by celebrating Sun Ra's Centennial, Roulette opens with The Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen and with Jazz Record's 2013 "Musician of the Year" Nate Wooley as the opener. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 9/13-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Since Way Off Broadway's producers began revamping its Children's Theatre seasons in 2011 and 2012, some of the most popular productions have been those which have come straight from the Disney Vault. Over the last several season, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway has produced productions of some of Disney's most popular movie titles including 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, Aladdin, and, most recently, Peter Pan. This fall, Alice and all of her friends from Wonderland will find a home at Way Off Broadway when the theatre produces and area premier of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson & 'Smashed Up' Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

SMOKEFALL Begins Encore Run at Goodman Theatre on 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Smokefall, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful for the generosity of its production supporters, including Abbott Fund, the Sponsor Partner; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Foundation Partner; and Mayer Brown, the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

ASICS America Welcomes Two-Time Olympic Hurdler, Queen Harrison, to Its Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

ASICS America welcomes two-time Olympic hurdler, Queen Harrison, to its team of elite athletes. An NCAA champion in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles, Queen's proven track record as an aggressive competitor makes her an important addition to the ASICS athlete family, just two years away from the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Queen finished second in the 100-meter hurdles during the 2014 USA Outdoor Championships and continued to build momentum as the season progressed. Most recently, wearing the ASICS uniform for the first time, Queen took home the win at the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Thursday, August 21 against a strong field. Queen will end her 2014 season at the Zurich Diamond League final on August 28. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard (Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham, Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, have announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Des Moines Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rex Smith Brings CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Last night, August 26, for one night only, Rex Smith brought his one-man show, 'Confessions of a Teen Idol' to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. Among the friends on hand to cheer Smith on were Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline (Smith's co-star in The Pirates of Penzance), Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers (Smith's co-star in Grease!), and CNBC commentator Stephen Weiss. (more...)

Photo Flash: Publicity Shots for Way Off Braodway's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Beginning 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Annie Oakley is the best shot around. And when she's discovered by Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for the dashing shooting ace Frank Butler. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. (more...)

Wide Eyed Productions Presents Final Performance of WIDE EYED WINKS, 08/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Wide Eyed Productions will be presenting the final performance of their series Wide Eyed Winks with 'Envy.' (more...)

12th Annual NY Burlesque Festival to Run 9/25-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Burlesque Festival - the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world - returns to the city this fall for more lavish and wildly entertaining performances than ever. The festival has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2003 and this September marks the 12th year for the celebrated event. New York City is regarded as one of the biggest burlesque hot beds in the world. Don't miss your chance to take in the Big Apple's top teasers as well as talent from around the globe! (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall & The Deafening to Play Arlene's Grocery, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Tony Winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will be performing with her band The Deafening in a special concert at Arlene's Grocery on Wednesday, Sept. 3, celebrating the bands new single which drops today on iTunes. (more...)

New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 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...)

BRAZOUKA To Debut in London This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From the producers of 'Burn The Floor' comes the brand new 'Brazouka,' which will be making its debut in London September 16th through the 20th. (more...)

MOTOWN Announces Group Sales Preorder Details for Return Broadway Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Group sales preorder information is now available for the summer 2016 Broadway return engagement of Motown the Musical, which will continue at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Broadway through January 18, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TO THE BONE at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Under the direction of Lisa Peterson and currently in rehearsal, TO THE BONE is the provocative new play from Lisa Ramirez (author of EXIT CUCKOO) that will make everyone think twice about having their next chicken dinner. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

GSN Games Deals Out New Mobile App 'Solitaire TriPeaks by GSN Games'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - GSN Games, a leading provider of casual games and entertainment, today announced the launch of Solitaire TriPeaks by GSN Games on mobile smartphones and tablets worldwide. Newly available for iOS players, Solitaire TriPeaks by GSN Games has already ranked as the #1 free iPhone game and the #1 card game on Google Play. This new free-to-play mobile game delights players with tropical destinations, powerful boosts and social gameplay throughout captivating island levels. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

AppGames.com to Develop Exclusive Platform Just for App Games
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

ROCKY HILL, CT - AppGames.com, Inc. is excited to announce it's launching a new platform just for App Games. (more...)

L.A. Municipal Art Gallery's EAT.DRINK.ART. Fundraiser Launches, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ EAT.DRINK.ART. A Kaleidoscope of the Senses, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery's multifaceted fundraiser invites Angelenos to tempt their palettes with delectable food, artisanal spirits and a stimulating celebration of art in all its forms on Saturday, September 13 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. with a VIP reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., catered by world-renowned LA-based chef Kris Morningstar. For tickets, please visit Barnsdall.org/EatDrinkArt. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Smith Previews CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2014

So how did a crazy Teen Idol rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey at 54 Below (August 26). (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

The cast recording for new musical rock interpretation of Shakespeare's classic comedy titled A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is now available for pre-order. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The cast of Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Landless Theatre's metal prog production of Sweeney Todd and challenged TheatreWashington and the National Tour of Dirty Dancing - check out their video below! (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Archivist Diana Bertolini Uncovers Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Aug 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Diana Bertolini (Processing Archivist for the Archives Unit at The New York Public Library) on Dorothy Loudon and the Model of Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop: (more...)

BWW Interviews: BCT Series - Colton Berry talks Career and The Mission of Bayou City Theatrics
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

In part four of the series, I finish my conversation with Artistic Director Colton Berry. We define high-art conceptualized pieces (according to Colton), discuss the theatre prodigy's (he's been directing since was twelve) journey from Shenandoah, Virginia to Houston, Texas, and talk American Idol and believing in yourself. (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/25/2014
by - Aug 25, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/25/2014. (more...)

First Peek! Bedella, Ingram And The Cast Of Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here's the first picture of Olivier Award winner David Bedella as 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...)

Photo Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre played host to a very special guest over the weekend. Travelling from Washington, DC, Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife, Maria Victoria caught the hit show about the life and times of Imelda Marcos and raved about it to the cast backstage after the performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The UK and New York casts of Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre challenged each other to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The London cast, currently in rehearsal, welcomed Mr. Byrne for their video. Check them out below! (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 'Shape&Design' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Martha Graham Dance Company's Shape&Design theme explores Graham's defining influence as an American modernist with programs that feature the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others. The Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater in New York City, February 10–22, 2015, will offer Graham classics, new commissions, and premieres by guest choreographers in three varied programs. The Company's expansive 2014-15 season also includes a twenty-city U.S. tour, and several projects related to Shape&Design, including partnerships with the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 MOTOWN below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ANNIE's Bobby Cannavale Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

The upcoming Annie film star and Tony Award-nominee Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf***** With the Hat) accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. Before duming a bucket of water on himself on a city rooftop, he nominated Juno Diaz, Martin Scorsese, and former Broadway co-star Chris Rock to take the challenge. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014
by - Aug 24, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great Style
by Shari Barrett - Aug 24, 2014

Torrance Theatre Company celebrates its 15th anniversary by saddling up at the James Armstrong Theatre and presenting OKLAHOMA! with music and lyrics by one of Broadway's most influential duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs' stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! marked the duo's first collaboration and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Although not the first musical to tell a story of emotional depth and psychological complexity, OKLAHOMA! introduced a number of new storytelling elements and techniques including the use of song and dance to convey plot and character rather than act as a diversion from the story, and the firm integration of every song into the plot-line. And most important, they introduced a new element to musical theatre: social commentary. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

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