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Annie
Original Broadway Windowcard
Music Charles Strouse
Lyrics Martin Charnin
Book Thomas Meehan
Based upon Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie
Productions 1977 Broadway
1978 West End
1978 North American Tour
1978 US Tour
1979 US Tour
1979 Australia
1979 Mexico
1979 Japan
1981 US Tour
1982 film
1982 Argentina
1982 Spain
1983 West End
1991 Norway
1997 Broadway revival
1997 Netherlands
1998 West End
1999 US television movie
1999 Sweden 2000 British tour
2001 Israel
2001 Spain
2003 Zimbabwe
2004 Norway
2005 US Tour
2005 Netherlands
2006 Sweden
Awards Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Original Score
Tony Award for Best Book

Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The musical ran for nearly 6 years on Broadway, spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The popular songs "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life" are from this musical. Anneh is the diminutive form of the feminine given names Anna, Ann, Anne, and other variations. ... Image File history File links Annie_Musical_Poster. ... Charles Strouse, (born 7 June 1928), is an American composer and three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ... Martin Charnin (b. ... Thomas Meehan is a Tony award-winning author. ... Harold Gray (January 20, 1894- September 6, 1968) was and American newspaper artist and cartoonist. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... 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Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A revival is a restaging of a former hit play at a later date. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... This article is about the year. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 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The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Harold Gray (January 20, 1894- September 6, 1968) was and American newspaper artist and cartoonist. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Cover of Cupples & Leon strip collection (1933) Little Orphan Annie is a full page (later half page or tab) American comic strip, created by Harold Gray (1894-1968), that first appeared on August 5, 1924. ... Charles Strouse, (born 7 June 1928), is an American composer and three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ... Martin Charnin (b. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Thomas Meehan is a Tony award-winning author. ...

Contents

Plot

Act I

Annie is an 11-year old orphan girl living in Depression era New York City. Late one December night little Molly, one of the orphans, is jolted awake by dreams of her parents. Annie shows the little girl a note her parents left her in one half of a heart-shaped locket, which promises that they will one day come for her ("Maybe"). For other uses, see Orphan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item. ...


But Annie realizes that her "folks are never coming for [her]" and decides to find them by escaping, but is quickly thwarted by Miss Hannigan, the cruel woman who owns the orphanage. The children are forced to clean the orphanage at this early hour ("It's the Hard Knock Life"). When Bundles McCloskey, the laundryman, comes to pick up the orphan's sheets, Annie escapes in a laundry basket, and the orphans celebrate her escape ("It's the Hard Knock Life - Reprise"). For other uses, see Annie (disambiguation). ...


Annie is in St. Mark's Place as city dogcatchers pursue stray dogs. She finds a sad-faced mutt who has been wandering alone. "They're after me, too," she tells the dog, and then assures him that "Everything's gonna be fine." ("Tomorrow") Officer Ward of the New York Police Department suspects that Annie's dog is a stray, but she tells him that the dog is hers: "I call him Sandy because of his nice sandy color." Sandy responds to his new name when he is called by Annie, and Officer Ward is reluctantly persuaded that the dog indeed belongs to Annie. St. ...


Underneath the 59th Street Bridge, Annie and Sandy meet a group of people living in a Hooverville ("We'd Like To Thank You Herbert Hoover"). During a raid on the Hooverville, however, Annie loses track of Sandy, and is found by the police and is taken back to the orphanage where she is reprimanded by Miss Hannigan ("Little Girls"). Mere minutes later, Grace Farrell, secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives at the orphanage. Warbucks wishes to have an orphan stay at his home for Christmas (reasons for the adoption vary from version to version, from the need for an heir to a PR stunt), so Annie is taken by Grace. Aerial view of the Queensborough Bridge and Midtown Manhattan, New York The Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. ... Hooverville near Portland, Oregon Hooverville is a term describing a series of villages that appeared during the Great Depression in the United States from 1929 through the 1930s and 1940s. ... Daddy Warbucks is a fictional character from the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see inheritance (disambiguation). ... PR may stand for: Pacific Southwest Airlines IATA code defunct PageRank Peer review Performance rating Permanent residency per rectum, an abbreviation for a rectal examination Perry Rhodan Pershing Rifles personal record, in running, specifically competitive running, such as cross country running or track and field. ...


Though the servants at Warbucks' mansion welcome Annie warmly ("I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here"), Warbucks is more hesitant to accept Annie. The two strengthen their bond during a trip to the Roxy ("N.Y.C."), as well as other trips. Warbucks quickly decides that he wishes to adopt Annie. Hannigan is clearly angered over this news, and with the help of her conman brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis, the three develop a plan to get rich from Annie ("Easy Street"). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Roxy Theater in New York City was a 6,214 seat movie theater at 153 West 50th Street at 7th Avenue, opened on March 11, 1927 by Samuel Roxy Rothafel. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ...


To break the ice for a request for adoption, Warbucks buys Annie a new heart locket. ("Why Should I Change A Thing?") When the girl approaches hysteria as he attempts to take the old locket off, Warbucks realizes that Annie still wishes to find her parents. He promises Annie that he will find her mother and father ("You Won't Be An Orphan For Long").

Act II

The pair go on a radio show to initiate a public plea for Annie's parents. Warbucks offers $50,000 to anyone who can prove that they are Annie's parents - or, whoever has the second half of the locket ("You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"). The radio broadcast is heard by the orphans ("You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile - Reprise"), as well as Miss Hannigan. Rooster and Lily plan to pose as Annie's parents, and with Hannigan's knowledge of the second half of the locket, take the reward money and leave town ("Easy Street - Reprise").


Meanwhile, during a visit to the White House, Warbucks and Annie inspire Roosevelt and his Cabinet to introduce the New Deal platform ("Tomorrow - Cabinet Reprise"). After a paper from the F.B.I. shows that it will be impossible to trace Annie's parents through the locket - over 90,000 were made - and the 1,236 people claiming to be Annie's parents turn out to be liars, Warbucks decides to adopt Annie ("Something was Missing"). For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ... For other uses of the initials FBI, see FBI (disambiguation). ...


During an improvised party celebrating the eve of Annie's adoption ("I Don't Need Anything But You", "Annie"), Lily and Rooster enter disguised as "Ralph Mudge" and "Shirley Mudge", and claim to be Annie's parents. As the couple has a false birth certificate and the other locket half, Warbucks begrudgingly accepts the two as Annie's parents. Warbucks invites the pair to come pick her up the next day, on Christmas morning. Mary Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) birth certificate A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


Warbucks, and surprisingly Annie, are saddened over this turn of events ("Maybe - Reprise"). New news from the F.B.I. is quickly received - Annie's real parents, David and Margaret Bennett, have died. Lily, Rooster, and their accomplice Hannigan are all arrested. All celebrate the adoption of Annie by Warbucks, and the re-uniting of Sandy and Annie ("New Deal for Christmas"). Hannigan is a last name which can refer to the following people: Alyson Hannigan, an American actress, James Hannigan, a British composer, Ed Hannigan, an American comic book writer and artist. ...


Production history

Pre-Broadway Tryout

Annie made its World premiere on August 10, 1976 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Kristin Vigard was the first actress to play the title role. However, the producers soon decided that Vigard's genuinely sweet interpretation was not tough enough for the street-smart orphan. After a week of performances, Vigard was replaced by Andrea McArdle, who played one of the other orphans. Vigard went on to become McArdle's Broadway understudy. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In 1959 an organization, the Goodspeed Musicals, was formed to restore the old Goodspeed Opera House, located in East Haddam, Connecticut, to its original Victorian appearance and elegance. ... East Haddam is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Kristin Vigard (b. ... Andrea McArdle is an American singer and actress. ...

Broadway

The original Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on April 21, 1977 and starred Andrea McArdle as Annie, Reid Shelton as Daddy Warbucks, Dorothy Loudon as Miss Hannigan, and Sandy Faison as Grace Farrell. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won 7, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. Replacements for McArdle in the lead role included then-child actors Shelley Bruce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Allison Smith, and Alyson Kirk. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Neil Simon Theater, formerly known as the Alvin Theater, is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York City which has produced many notable musicals and plays. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Andrea McArdle is an American singer and actress. ... Reid Shelton (born October 7, 1924, in Salem, OR, died June 8, 1997, in Portland, OR), was a Broadway and television actor. ... Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1933 - November 15, 2003) was a Broadway actress noted for her comedy and belting singing voice, which she used to deliver a wide range of musical comedy and Roaring Twenties songs. ... Sandy Faison is an American actress and singer. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American actress producer, with a portfolio of television, movie, and theater performances. ... Allison Smith (born December 9, 1969 in New York City), is an American actress best known for her work on television. ...


The show closed on January 2, 1983 and ran for a total of 2,377 performances. is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...

Original London cast

In 1978, a London cast of Annie opened on West End in London. Though Andrea McArdle played the title role for forty performances, Ann Marie Gwatkin did the role for most of the show and also appeared on the cast recording. Miss Hannigan was played by Sheila Hancock, and Daddy Warbucks was played by Stratford Johns. Andrea McArdle is an American singer and actress. ... Sheila Hancock OBE (born 22 February 1933) is an English actress and comedian. ... Stratford Johns, born Alan Stratford Johns, (September 22, 1925 - 29 January 2002) was a popular British stage, film and television actor who is best remembered for his starring role as Detective Inspector Charlie Barlow in the innovative and long-running BBC police series Z-Cars, created by Troy Kennedy-Martin. ...

National Touring Companies

During the Broadway run of Annie, there were four touring companies that were launched from the original production to bring the to show to major U.S. cities.:


The 1st National Touring Company of Annie opened in Toronto in March of 1978 with Kathy-Jo Kelly in the title role. After playing a few more cities, it landed in Chicago where it played for 32 weeks before continuing on the road in April of 1979 with Mary K. Lombardi as Annie. In the fall of 1980, Theda Stemler took over the part and was replaced in Boston when she grew too old. On May 15, 1981, Louanne Sirota, who had played Annie in the long-running Los Angeles production (see below), took over the role for four months. In August of 1981, Becky Snyder became the company's last Annie, closing the tour on September 6, 1981. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 2nd National Touring Company (sometimes referred to as the West Coast or Los Angeles Production) opened in San Francisco on June 22, 1978 with Patricia Ann Patts starring as Annie and the then-unknown Molly Ringwald playing one of the orphans. The show landed in Los Angeles on October 15, 1978 for an open-ended run at the Shubert Theatre. On June 12, 1979, Louanne took over the role from Patts. Marisa Morell replaced Louanne when she left to star in Oh, God! Book II in December of 1979. Marisa closed the Los Angeles run and took it on the road continuing with the show through December of 1980. In December of 1980, Kristi Coombs replaced Morell and played Annie until this touring company closed in Philadelphia on January 23, 1982. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Oh, God! Book II is a 1980 comedy film which is a sequel to the 1977 film, Oh God!. It stars George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney and Louanne. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 3rd National Touring Company of Annie was launched in Dallas on October 3, 1979 with Roseanne Sorrentino in the title role. This company toured to 23 cities playing mostly shorter runs of a month or less. On March 27, 1981, Bridget Walsh took over for Sorrentino. Becky Snyder (who had closed the 1st National Tour) joined this company in the summer of 1982 and stayed with it until it closed in September of that year. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 4th National Touring Company of Annie opened on September 11, 1981 with Mollie Hall playing Annie. This production was a "bus and truck" tour, with a slightly reduced cast, that traveled the country often playing in two cities a week. This company was still touring when the original Broadway production closed in January 1983, making Kathleen Sisk the final performer to play Annie from the original production team. This final production closed in September of 1983. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...

Stage sequels

The first attempt at a sequel, Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge, opened at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in December 1989 to universally disastrous reviews. Extensive reworking of the script and score proved futile, and the project was aborted before reaching Broadway. In 1993, a second attempt (with a completely different plot and score), entitled Annie Warbucks, opened at the off-Broadway Variety Arts Theatre, where it ran for 200 performances. For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Original cast recording Annie Warbucks, a sequel to the 1977 Tony Award-winning hit Annie, is a musical with a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ...

Broadway revival

A Broadway 20th anniversary revival in 1997 starred Nell Carter, and later Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan, but controversy surrounded the casting of the titular character. The original actress cast in the role, Joanna Pacitti, was fired and replaced by her understudy, Brittny Kissinger[1] (who usually played July) while battling bronchitis, just two cities away from their Broadway debut. Public sentiment seemed to side with Pacitti as she was the winner of a highly-publicized contest to find a new Annie sponsored by the department store Macy's. This very public incident, coupled with the rather mixed reviews the new staging garnered, doomed it to a short run. After the short Broadway run, however, a moderately successful national tour was staged. The orphans on the pre-broadway national tour and during the Broadway run were played by Christiana Anbri, age 6, from New York City, who played "Molly," ; Melissa O'Malley, age seven, who played "Kate," ; Lindsey Watkins, age 9, from New Haven, who played "Tessie," ; Mackenzie Rosen-Stone, age 9, from New York City, who played "Duffy," ; Casey Tuma, age ten, from New Jersey, replaced Kissinger as "July," ; Cassidy Ladden, age eleven, from Syracuse, who played "Pepper" and Alexandra Keisman as the orphan swing/Annie understudy. Kissinger, then 8, became the youngest actress to ever play Annie on Broadway. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nell Carter, as Nell Harper on Gimme a Break! Nell Carter (September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and film, stage and television actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joanna Pacitti (born October 6, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American pop/rock singer and actress. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ...


In the revival, a black miniature poodle named Dartanian played a small part when he ran across in the stage during Act I of the play to be caught by an actor playing a dog catcher. During intermission, an announcement was made to the crowd saying that the dog had been abused by his previous owners and was found wandering the streets of New York City. The announcement then said that the dog was being put up for adoption. Many people went backstage after the show to sign adoption papers for the dog, and after the running of the show, the pound in possession of Dartanian selected a family from Westchester, NY to adopt him. The family changed his name to DC, who is still living in Westchester with this family.

1999-2000 tour

See ([[2]]) Starting in August 1999, the post Broadway National Tour continued with Meredith Ann Bull as Annie, Melissa Rocko playing July, Gianna Belino playing Molly, Ashley Wronski playing Duffy, and Nina Ducharme playing Tessie.

2005-2007 tour
The Annie logo, used for the most recent tour.

Starting in 2005, a 30th anniversary traveling production of Annie by Networks Tours embarked on a multi-city tour. Due to its popularity, the tour's initial 11-month run was extended into 2007. This production is directed by Martin Charnin and stars Conrad John Schuck as Daddy Warbucks, Alene Robertson as Miss Hannigan, and [[Marissa O'Donnell] as Annie. Image File history File links Annie_2006_Tour_Logo. ... Image File history File links Annie_2006_Tour_Logo. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Charnin (b. ... John Schuck (born February 4, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American character actor. ...


For the first year of the tour, Annie was played by Marissa O'Donnell, Lindsay Ryan played Molly, Molly Ryan played Duffy and understudy of Molly. Stevani Weaver played Kate and understudy of Annie, Casey Whyland played Tessie, Taylor Bright played July, and Brittany Portman played Pepper. Throughout the show, there were a couple of replacements. Amanda Balon took the place of Lindsay Ryan as Molly, and McCall Montz took the place of Molly Ryan as Duffy and U.S. of Molly. Eventually, Jocelyn Chmielewski took the place of McCall Montz as Duffy and understudy of Molly, and Delaney Moro took the place of Stevani Weaver as Kate and understudy of Annie.


For the 2nd year of the tour, Annie was played by Marissa O'Donnell again, Amanda Balon moved up to the role of Duffy and understudy of Molly and second understudy of Annie, Anastasia Korbal played Molly, Gabi Nicole Carruba played Kate and understudy of Annie, Brandy Panfili played Tessie, NicKayla Tucker played July, and Madison Zavitz played Pepper.


This Equity Tour closed on March 25, 2007, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. It is set to resume as a non-equity tour this fall. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Hippodrome Theatre, which stood in New York between 1905 and 1939, was reputedly the worlds largest theatre. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ...


The cast for the Non-Equity tour is as follows. Amanda Balon moved up to play Annie, Molly will be played by Annalisa Di Bernardo, Duffy will be played by Marina Marcherone, Tessie will be played by Abby Spare, Kate by Grace Etzkorn, July by Jaida Benjamin, and Madison Zavitz will be playing Pepper again.


A 30th anniversary cast recording with Marissa O'Donnell again performing the role of Annie will be released Winter 2007 on Time Life Records.


Other Countries With Productions

Argentina (19821)
Australia (19791, 2000)
Denmark (Unknown Year) Germany (Unknown Year)
Israel (20011)
Japan (1979-2007)2
England (19781, 1983, 1998, Tours from 2000-2007)
Mexico (19791)
Netherlands (19971, 20051)
Norway (19911, 20041)
Portugal (Unknown Year1)
Spain (19821, 20011)
Sweden (1999, 20061)
Zimbabwe (2003)< For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


1Indicates the production made an official cast recording.
²In Japan, a special demo recording is made each year with new actrress playing Annie role, containing a set of select songs.


Musical Numbers

Act 1

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • Maybe - Annie & Orphans
  • It's the Hard Knock Life - Annie & Orphans
  • It's the Hard Knock Life (Reprise) - Orphans
  • Tomorrow - Annie
  • Hooverville - Hooverville-ites & Annie
  • Little Girls - Miss Hannigan
  • Little Girls (Reprise) - Miss Hannigan
  • I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here - Grace, Annie & Servants
  • N.Y.C. - Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Star-to-Be, Chorus
  • Easy Street - Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lily
  • Why Should I Change a Thing? - Warbucks*
  • You Won't Be an Orphan for Long - Grace, Drake, Servants, Annie, Warbucks
  • Maybe (Reprise) - Annie
Act 2
  • Entr'acte - Orchestra
  • Maybe (2nd Reprise) - Annie
  • You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile - Healy, Boylan Sisters
  • You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Children) - Orphans
  • Easy Street (Reprise) - Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lily
  • Tomorrow (Cabinet Reprise) - Annie, Roosevelt, Warbucks, Cabinet
  • Something Was Missing - Warbucks
  • Annie - Grace Farrell, Drake and The Staff
  • I Don't Need Anything But You - Servants, Warbucks, Annie, Grace, Drake, Chorus
  • Maybe (Reprise) - Annie
  • Annie - Grace and Servants
  • New Deal for Christmas - All
  • Bows - All
  • Exit Music - Orchestra

*Added in 2004 when script was revised for the Australian production


Film and television

Main article: Annie (film)
Main article: Annie (1999 film)

The Columbia Pictures film was released in 1982, with Albert Finney starring as Daddy Warbucks, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, Ann Reinking as Grace Farrell, Tim Curry as Rooster, Bernadette Peters as Lily, and Aileen Quinn as Annie. This is about the 1982 film. ... Annie is a 1999 film from The Wonderful World of Disney based on the musical Annie from 1977 and its 1982 big screen producation which themselves were based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is a five-time Golden Globe winning American actress and comedienne. ... Ann Reinking (born November 10, 1949 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actress and dancer, most famous for her association with choreographer Bob Fosse. ... Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an English actor, singer and composer, perhaps best known for his role as mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). ... Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer. ... Aileen Quinn (born on 28 June 1971 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American actress who played the title role in the movie Annie. ...


A sequel to the 1982 movie, Annie: A Royal Adventure! was made for television in 1995. The sequel starred Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn and Ian McDiarmid. Aside from a reprise of "Tomorrow," there are no songs in the film. For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Ashley Suzanne Johnson (born August 9, American actress. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is a Golden Globe Award winning English actress and bestselling author. ... With Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd George Hearn (born June 18, 1934, in St. ... Ian McDiarmid (born August 11, 1944) is a Tony Award-winning Scottish actor born in Carnoustie. ...


A made-for-TV Wonderful World of Disney movie version, produced by The Walt Disney Company, was broadcast in 1999; it starred Victor Garber as Daddy Warbucks, Kathy Bates as Miss Hannigan, Audra McDonald as Grace Farrell, Alan Cumming as Rooster, Kristin Chenoweth as Lily, and newcomer Alicia Morton as Annie. Disney redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Victor Joseph Garber (born on March 16, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a six-time Emmy Award-nominated Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... Audra Ann McDonald (born July 3, 1970) is a four-time Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish actor best known for his film roles of Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United and on the stage with his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the highly successful revival of Cabaret. ... Kristi Dawn Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and Tony Award-winning American musical theatre, film, and television actress. ... Alicia Morton (born April 29, 1987 in Gonzales, Louisiana) is an American actress. ...


A documentary film, "Life After Tomorrow," was directed and produced by one of the original Broadway and National Tour orphans, Julie Stevens and partner, Gil Cates, Jr. “Life After Tomorrow” reunites more than 40 women who played orphans in the Broadway show “Annie” and reveals the highs and lows of their experiences as child actresses in a cultural phenomenon. The film premiered on Showtime and will be released by Arts Alliance America on DVD in early 2008. Julie Stevens may refer to any of several people: Julie Stevens (American actress) Julie Stevens (British actress) Julie Stevens, a character in the BBC television series Casualty played by actress Vivienne McKone. ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pop culture references

This musical is mentioned constantly in popular culture, either directly or indirectly through its songs, particularly the popular song "Tomorrow". For instance: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ...

  • In the hit Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 one of the characters, Marc, is shown to want the school production changed to perform Annie. Marc later appears in the episode dressed in Annie's signature dress and red-headed wig.
  • Stephanie Tanner sings the songs numerous times throughout the course of the show, Full House
  • In the 1994 black comedy Serial Mom, directed by John Waters, a woman rents the 1982 film from a video store, and is bludgeoned to death with a leg of mutton by the titular serial killer Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner) while watching it and singing along.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater" (aired 9/23/1999), the Griffin family inherits a luxury mansion, and the staff puts on a large-scale production number "My God This House Is Freakin' Sweet," directly spoofing the song "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here".
  • "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" is also spoofed in the Drawn Together episode "Alzheimer's That Ends Well". When Toot is sent to a retirement home, she hates the idea until the seniors convince her how great the life is by singing a parody called "You'll Really Love Being Abandoned Here".
  • In the first episode of Boston Legal, Alan Shore takes the case of a black girl who was not hired as the title role in the national tour, and wins the case with the help of Al Sharpton.
  • Rapper Jay-Z made heavy use of samples from the Broadway cast album's version of "It's the Hard-Knock Life" in his single It's the Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem). This was most notably used in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember, when Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) performs a parody version in a prison mess hall. In turn, Jay-Z's take was parodied by Sudden Death with their song Star Trek Life from their album Die Laughing.
  • The newly-formed NFL Network produced two Super Bowl ads in 2004 and 2005 featuring Tomorrow.[3][4][5] A series of football celebrities who were retired or didn't make it to that year's Super Bowl would sing the song, ending with the caption, "...Tomorrow, we're all undefeated again." The song did not reappear in 2006.
  • As in Annie, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shows up as the deus ex machina at the end of the satirical musical Reefer Madness. He tells the assembled crowd, "A little orphan girl once told me that the sun would come out tomorrow. Her adopted father was a powerful billionaire, so I suppressed the urge to laugh in her face, but now, by gum, I think she may have been on to something!"
  • The song "Tomorrow" is sung by Joe's aunt in a scene in the movie You've Got Mail.
  • The song "Tomorrow" is sung by the character Lewis on The Drew Carey Show to cheer up another character, where the rest of a group of employees join him in singing.
  • In the CGI movie Shrek II, Donkey begins singing "Tomorrow" in an effort to cheer up Shrek, though he passes out halfway through the second line, after advising Shrek to "bet your bottom".
  • In the Disney theme park attraction It's Tough to be a Bug!, a version of "Tomorrow" is played by bugs in the Queue.
  • In the Rooms To Go next-day delivery ad campaign, a parody of the song "Tomorrow" is sung to lyrics explaining how one's purchase will arrive the next day.
  • In the sitcom Friends, Chandler Bing is revealed to have two copies of the Annie soundtrack in the season eight episode "The One With The Tea Leaves". Later on he unconsciously begins singing the line "The sun'll come out, tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar-" from "Tomorrow", and when he realizes what he is doing (having been heard by Phoebe and Monica) he finishes the line in an overly masculine tone ("There'll be SUN.") The musical is also mentioned in another episode, Season Five's "The One With Ross' Sandwich". Ross asks Phoebe if the threatening notes she used to leave on her food while living on the street said things like "Keep your mitts off my grub". Chandler responds, "Ross, when you picture Phoebe living on the street, is she surrounded by the entire cast of Annie?"
  • In the South Park episode "Ginger Kids", Eric Cartman and his group of Ginger Supremacists protest against Annie being played by a non-freckled, non-red-haired girl.
  • The song "Tomorrow" was sung by Reese Witherspoon in the film Just Like Heaven.
  • The song "Tomorrow" was sung by a little girl in a commercial for Lowe's Hardware promoting their next-day delivery.
  • The song "Tomorrow" was sung by contestant Teresa Cooper on an episode of Survivor: Africa while she was competing in an immunity challenge that she would go on to win. Cooper ultimately placed fifth in the series.
  • In one Duel Masters episode, Shobu is traumatized after losing a duel. In his mind, he is sad, but right before he comes to, he says, "The sun'll come out tomorrow..." before Hakuoh appears in his mind and says, "Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun!"
  • In School Of Rock Marta shows she can sing by singing "The sun will come out tomorrow".
  • In Like Mike, a couple contesting for being Calvin's adoptive parents sing Tomorrow.
  • In the movie Dave, Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver sing "Tomorrow" in order to convince a police officer that Dave is not the U.S. President, but rather a B-class entertainer.
  • The song "Tomorrow" is partly featured in the 1993 motion picture Addams Family Values
  • In 30 Rock, Liz Lemon is in her office after hours listening to music on her headset. Jack Donaghy comes in as she is singing the words to "Maybe".
  • In the Ugly Betty episode Loss the Boss the song "Tomorrow" can be heard playing in the bedroom of Justin Suarez after he was sent there after fighting in school.
  • On the sitcom Roseanne, Darlene and Becky sing part of "Tomorrow" after thinking their parents are never coming home.

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Awards
Preceded by
A Chorus Line
Tony Award for Best Musical
1977
Succeeded by
Ain't Misbehavin'
Preceded by
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch and
Edward Kleban
Tony Award for Best Original Score
1977
by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Succeeded by
On The Twentieth Century
by Cy Coleman,
Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Preceded by
A Chorus Line
by Nicholas Dante and
James Kirkwood, Jr.
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
1977
by Thomas Meehan
Succeeded by
On the Twentieth Century
by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

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