Annie Revival 1998

Opened: September 30, 1998
Closing: February 28, 1999

Annie - 1998 - West End History , Info & More

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.

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Other Productions of Annie

1976   East Haddam, CT (Regional) World Premiere
East Haddam, CT (Regional)
1977   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1978   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1978   West End London Production
West End
1978   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1979   US Tour 3rd National Tour
US Tour
1981   US Tour 4th National Tour
US Tour
1982   West End Return Engagement [London]
West End
1997   Broadway Broadway Revival
1998   West End London Revival
West End
2002   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2004   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
2005   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
2012   Broadway Broadway Revival
2017   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Playhouse Revival
Milburn, NJ (Regional)

Annie - 1998 West End Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1999 Olivier Awards Best Supporting Performance in a Musical Andrew Kennedy
1999 Olivier Awards Outstanding Musical Production Charles Strouse