Photo Flash: It's a Hard Knock Life! First Look at Presley Ryan and More in ANNIE at the Engeman
The John W. Engeman Theater presents ANNIE, running now through Sunday, December 31, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Featuring book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "New Deal for Christmas," and the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
ANNIE is Directed and Choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo (Engeman Theater: Grease, The Full Monty, Mamma Mia!, Memphis, Miracle on 34th Street, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Evita!, The Music Man, South Pacific, Hairspray, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change and Nunsense. Off Broadway: With Glee. Regional: Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Ragtime. National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Associate Director/Choreographer for The Big Apple Circus).
The Musical Director is Jonathan Brenner (Music Director: The Runaway Clone (NYMF '15), Shelter (NYMF '12); Composer: The Runaway Clone, Sapien-Sapien-Sapien; Pianist: Broadway Sings Concert Series; Music Director (Academic): Broadway Artists Alliance, ApplauseNY).
The Associate Director is Amy Griffin (Director: The Taffetas, SHOUT! (Depot Theatre), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (White Plains PAC); Performer: Broadway's How the Grinch Stole Christmas).
The Creative Team includes: Christopher & Justin Swader (Scenic Design), Kurt Alger(Costume/Wig Design), John Burkland (Lighting Design), Laura Shubert (Sound Design), Gayle Seay, Scott Wojcik and Holly Buczek of Wojcik/Seay Casting (Casting Directors), Suzanne Mason (Props Design), and Leila Scandar (Assistant Stage Manager).
The cast of ANNIE features Lynn Andrews as Miss Hannigan (National Tour: 30th Anniversary Tour of Annie - Miss Hannigan; TV: "Speechless" - ABC, "Superstore" - NBC, "P. King Duckling" - Disney Jr., "Super Wings!" - Sprout), George Dvorsky as Oliver Warbucks (Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Passion, Marilyn: An American Fable, The Best Little Whorehouse...; National Tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks, Closer Than Ever, Pete 'n' Keely, Dames at Sea, The World Goes Round) and Presley Ryan as Annie (Broadway: Fun Home; NY: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cindy Lou Who) at Madison Square Garden; Regional: Beaches at Drury Lane Theatre and Signature Theater; TV: "Orange is the New Black," "Difficult People," "The Sound of Music: Live!").
The cast includes Brynne Amelia Ballan, Keira Eve Ballan, Megan Bush, Cordelia Comando, AnnaBelle Deaner, Courtney Fekete, Todd Fenstermaker, Amelia Freiberger, Erin Haggerty, Cassandra LaRocco, Meaghan Maher, Meaghan McInnes, Vincent Ortega, Joel Pellini, Ricky Pope, Theresa Rowley, Michael Santora, Hannah Slabaugh, Emma Sordi, LILY TAMBURO, BRIAN C. VEITH and Teresa Whitt.
ANNIE is produced by Richard Dolce the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director.
Tickets are $78 on Saturday evenings, $73 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at www.EngemanTheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport.
Photo Credit: Michael DeCristofaro
Presley Ryan (Annie) with Moon (Sandy)