ANNIE to receive New Broadway Cast Recording


The current Broadway revival of Annie will release a new cast recording of the acclaimed production. Shout! Factory and its Broadway cast imprint Shout! Broadway will distribute the new album. The Grammy Award-winning original 1977 Broadway cast album has gone platinum, selling over one million copies to date. The Annie revival currently stars Katie Finneran as Miss […]

Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! Annie Review Round-Up


After thirty-five years, one 1997 revival and thousands of school productions, Depression-era musical, Annie returns to Broadway. The family musical, starring Lilla Crawford in the title role, opened November 8 at the Palace Theatre. The production received favorable reviews, with Crawford and Anthony Warlow, who plays Daddy Warbucks, earning universal praise. The show’s […]

Annie Orphans Heading to TV in PBS Documentary


Annie’s endearing oprhans are coming to TV! Channel THIRTEEN, the flagship PBS station in New York, will produce It’s the Hard-Knock Life: From Script to Stage. The film will follow the development of a single production number from the musical – the tuneful and rhythmic “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” defiantly belted out by the orphans – […]

Chaplin Opens on Broadway- Review Roundup


New musical Chaplin, starring Rob McClure and featuring songs by Christopher Curtis and a book by Mr. Curtis and Thomas Meehan, opened on Monday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Reviews are in and the first new musical of the fall season fails to impress. Though Rob McClure receives universally glowing reports, the […]

New Musical ‘Chaplin’ Begins Previews Today


Chaplin begins previews today at 8pm and officially opens September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre. Chaplin is a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Christopher Curtis.  Warren Carlyle (Finian’s […]

Meet the Creative Team Behind Broadway’s ‘Chaplin’


Meet some of the creative team members of Broadway’s new musical Chaplin.  Watch director/choreographer Warren Carlyle, Rob McClure, who stars as Charlie Chaplin, set designer Beowulf Boritt and costume designer Amy Clark as they give you a taste of the sets, costumes and more.  Chaplin arrives on Broadway this August. Chaplin, a new […]

Australian Actor Anthony Warlow to Play Daddy Warbucks in Annie‎

Anthony Warlow, Picture byNicki Connolly HWT Image Library

Anthony Warlow, the Australian actor currently playing Daddy Warbucks in an Australian production of Annie at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, will assume the role on Broadway this October. The musical, which will be directed by James Lapine, will begin preview performances at the Palace Theatre on October 3, with opening night set for November 8. Warlow’s […]

Katie Finneran to play Miss Hannigan in revival of ‘Annie’

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The upcoming revival of Annie secures its Miss Hannigan. Katie Finneran will play the tyrannical head of the orphanage. The musical, which will be directed by James Lapine, will begin preview performances at the Palace Theatre on October 3, with opening night set for November 8. “Miss Hannigan is one of the great […]

Annie secures its home on Broadway

Lila Crawford

Annie, the revival of the Tony Award winning classic, will play the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Previews of the production will begin Wednesday October 2 and Annie will open Thursday, November 8, 2012. “Like our title character, we’re delighted to have found a home!” said producer Arielle Tepper Madover. “I couldn’t be more […]