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Milburn, NJ 07041
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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.


Kate Soper's HERE BE SIRENS Begins 9/5 at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Dixon Place and Morningside Opera's production of Kate Soper's critically acclaimed HERE BE SIRENS returns to Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, in New York's Lower East Side), and begins performances on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 PM. After a sold-out engagement in January of this year, HERE BE SIRENS will play four performances only -- September 5th, September 6th, September 12th and 13th at 7:30 PM. OBIE Award-winner Rick Burkhardt directs this dramatic composition by award-winning composer Kate Soper. Tickets for HERE BE SIRENS are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $15 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available online at http://dixonplace.org/performances/here-be-sirens, by calling (212) 219-0736 or in-person at Dixon Place. (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to Team on Celebrity Adventure Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The dynamic team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have taken on yet another exciting project heading to TV. (Do these guys ever rest? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Bedella & Sarah Ingram in Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 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. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, will kick-off the autumn season at Twickenham Theatre in West London. It will start previews on Wednesday 10 September and runs to Saturday 4 October. Press night is Tuesday 16 September at 7.45pm. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Premiere BETTER, 10/4-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

A Jewish, Midwestern, Chekhovian comic drama for the 21st century will be the third offering in The Echo Theater Company's 2015 seaason at Atwater Village Theatre, the company's new permanent home. Jennifer Chambers directs the world premiere of Better, a gentle examination of family and mortality by Jessica Goldberg, opening Oct. 4. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

Gluck & Wallis Pal Around Behind The Scenes Of ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 2, 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...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast Takes Bows at Signature Theatre
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2014

The cast of Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George stars Claybourne Elder (Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, The Public Theater's Road Show, and CW Network's The Carrie Diaries) as Georges Seurat/George and Brynn O'Malley (Broadway's upcoming Honeymoon in Vegas, Annie, Wicked) as Dot/Marie. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from inside the curtain call! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Cast of Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2014

Signature Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George stars Claybourne Elder (Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, The Public Theater's Road Show, and CW Network's The Carrie Diaries) as Georges Seurat/George and Brynn O'Malley (Broadway's upcoming Honeymoon in Vegas, Annie, Wicked) as Dot/Marie. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from backstage with the cast! (more...)

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Announces Fall Releases
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

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STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals for Alliance's BULL DURHAM with Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Alliance Theatre will present the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. The production hits the Alliance Stage on September 3rd. 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.' Check out some behind the scenes footage from rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

Whole Kids Foundation Launches Growing Healthy Kids Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers. (more...)

Disney Announces Newest Marvel Adaptation BIG HERO 6
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

Heather Parcells, Bahiyah Hibah & More to Star in North Shore Music Theatre's CHICAGO, 9/23-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

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

Titan's 'MIDSUMMER' to Return for Encore Run this Fall; Cast & Creative Team Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Titan Theatre Company, New York's premier professional repertory theatre company, and Producer Kevin Beebee announced today that the company's sold-out, critically acclaimed, award-winning 2013 production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, where audiences pulled actor roles out of a hat each night just seconds prior to show time, will return to New York City for a limited encore run starting October 3, 2014. Performances of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will run through October 12, 2014 at Queens Theatre in the Park where Titan Theatre Company was recently named the venue's company in residence. Tickets for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.TitanMidsummer.com. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Star in Media Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

'Hello, Andrea!' That's what audiences will be saying with much enthusiasm when Broadway's legendary star Andrea McArdle returns to The Media Theatre as the iconic Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly" in spring 2015. McArdle, who wowed audiences and theatre critics alike with her memorable performance as "Mame" in 2013, will take on her second Jerry Herman musical in Media April 15-May 17. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/1/2014
by - Sep 1, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 9/1/2014. (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Presents WRONG 'UN, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Wrong 'Un is at The Marlowe Studio at 8pm on Friday 12 September. The performance will be followed by a free Q&A session. Tickets cost £12 (concessions and Discovery Tickets available; booking fees apply). To book, call the Box Office on 01227 787787 or marlowetheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAKE ME HOME – THE MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHN DENVER delights Denver fans in this moving tribute
by Jade Kops - Sep 1, 2014

The historic State Theatre in Sydney was filled with John Denver fans on Sunday night and they were not disappointed. New Zealander Bevan Gardiner recreates Denver's sound beautifully and even looks like the man he pays tribute to with blonde hair and western shirt. The show, produced with John Denver Management approval and support from Denver's personal manager and friend Harold Thau, is a mix of concert and documentary of Denver's life with projections of archival footage, voice over and live music. (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community partner organizations, and special guests, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal for just three nights at the Delacorte in Central Park. (more...)

Opera Australia Announces ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM today announced the principal cast for their new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia in 2015. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but 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 JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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