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Annie

Annie

by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan

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Annie

Annie




This classic musical, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, won 7 Tony Awards in 1977, including Best Musical.


Story:

An orphan, Annie, and her dog Sandy are placed in the lap of luxury for a week as a part of a publicity campaign for Oliver Warbucks. However, Annie's stay turns out to be much more than anyone had bargained for as she works her way into everyone's hearts and learns a few things for herself.


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Composer

Composer
Charles Strouse

Lyricist

Lyricist
Martin Charnin

Librettist

Librettist
Thomas Meehan



  • Premiere
  • 1997
  • 2012
  • 1982 Film
  • 2014 Film
  • 1999 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Alvin Theatre, ANTA Playhouse, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Uris Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 21, 1977
Total Performances
2,377
Original Cast
Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon, Reid Shelton, Sandy Faison, Robert Fitch, Barbara Erwin
Director
Martin Charnin
Choreographer
Peter Gennaro
Producer
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mike Nichols, Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. and Icarus Productions
Musical Director
Peter Howard
Orchestrations
Philip J. Lang
Scenic Design
David Mitchell
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Judy Rasmuson
Hair Design
Ted Azar

1997 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 26, 1997
Total Performances
239
Original Cast
Nell Carter, Conrad John Schuck, Christiana Anbri, Karen Byers-Blackwell, Cindy Lou, Colleen Dunn, Sutton Foster, Michael E. Gold, Brittny Kissinger, Cassidy Ladden, Michael John McGann, Jennifer L. Neuland, Melissa O'Malley, Elizabeth Richmond, Mekenzie Rosen-Stone, Jim Ryan, Kelley Swaim, Drew Taylor, Raymond Thorne, Barbara Tirrell, Tom Treadwell, Casey Tuma, Lyndsey Watkins, Brad Wills, Bryan Young
Director
Martin Charnin
Choreographer
Peter Gennaro
Producer
Timothy Childs, Rodger Hess and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Musical Director
Keith Levenson
Scenic Design
Kenneth Foy
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Ken Billington

2012 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Palace Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 8, 2012
Total Performances
487
Original Cast
Lilla Crawford, Emily Rosenfeld, Katie Finneran, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Anthony Warlow, Junah Jang, Georgi James, Madi Rae DiPietro, Taylor Richardson, Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, J. Elaine Marcos
Director
James Lapine
Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler
Producer
Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger and Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, Nederlander Presentations, Jane Bergere, Daryl Roth, Christina Papagjika, Eva Price
Musical Director
Todd Ellison
Orchestrations
Michael Starobin
Scenic Design
David Korins
Costume Design
Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Sound Design
Brian Ronan

1982 Film Version

Movie Name
Annie
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
John Huston
Screenplay
Carol Sobieski
Starring
Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Aileen Quinn

1999 TV Version

Movie Name
Annie
Type
Made for TV Musical
Director
Rob Marshall
Screenplay
Irene Mecchi
Starring
Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Alicia Morton

2014 Film Version

Movie Name
Annie
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Will Gluck
Screenplay
Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna
Starring
Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Cameron Diaz






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2012 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
2014 Film Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
1982 Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
1982 Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
1999 Hollywood Version DVD

DVD
2014 Hollywood Version DVD

DVD
2014 Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
Novel by Thomas Meehan


Other

Merchandise




1977 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Dorothy Loudon
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Reid Shelton
Best Actress in a Musical - Andrea McArdle
Best Actress in a Musical - Andrea McArdle

1977 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Dorothy Loudon
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Reid Shelton
Outstanding Music

1977 Theatre World Award Nominations

Andrea McArdle

1997 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

2013 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Play
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Anthony Warlow

2013 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Lilla Crawford
Distinguished Performance Award - Anthony Warlow

2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Lilla Crawford

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