Where else but "NYC" would you find the world-premiere screening for the new TV movie musical, "Annie"?
The new small-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical hit will air on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" 7 PM Nov. 7, but not before have a private, star-packed world premiere screening Nov. 1 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street.
The film's cast, including Kathy Bates (Miss Hannigan), Victor Garber (Daddy Warbucks), Alicia Morton (Annie), Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea McArdle (in a special cameo), Audra McDonald (Grace) and Alan Cumming (Rooster) are expected to attend. The creative team, including director choreographer Rob Marshall, plus special guests and casts from various Broadway shows, will be also be at the New Amsterdam (home of Disney's The Lion King).
Roseland will be decorated to look like Warbucks mansion for the post screening gala.
The Sony soundtrack for the TV "Annie" will be in record stores Nov. 2. -- By Kenneth Jones