VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Preview for PBS's ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life
ANNIE fans and audiences nationwide are now offered an exclusive, behind-the-curtain look at what it takes to put on a major Broadway production, in the Primetime special, Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, airing Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Check out the preview below!
Through the song and staging of "It's the Hard-Knock Life," viewers will be introduced to the work of the actors who play the orphans and the professionals who impact, shape and contribute to the final production on stage of "It's the Hard-Knock Life." From the choreographer to the set designer to the costume designer, viewers will experience "ANNIE: It's The Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage."
ANNIE features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Annie is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award-winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
ANNIE stars two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O'Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly and Jaidyn Young as standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July. The production also features Ashley Blanchet, Jane Blass, Jeremy Davis, Fred Inkley, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Gavin Lodge, Liz McCartney, Desi Oakley, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Dennis Stowe and Ryan VanDenBoom.Buy Tickets to Annie - click here.