B'way Annie Closes Oct. 19; Opens Tour Oct. 20

News   B'way Annie Closes Oct. 19; Opens Tour Oct. 20
 
Broadway's Annie will close at the Martin Beck Theatre at the Oct. 19 evening performance, but that's not the last we'll hear of the plucky orphan and her dog, Sandy. The show will go on tour in October, starting in Rhode Island and running through (at least) August 1998 in Green Bay, WI.

Broadway's Annie will close at the Martin Beck Theatre at the Oct. 19 evening performance, but that's not the last we'll hear of the plucky orphan and her dog, Sandy. The show will go on tour in October, starting in Rhode Island and running through (at least) August 1998 in Green Bay, WI.

Broadway's Miss Hannigan, Nell Carter, will repeat the role for the first three months of the tour, according to the Cromarty & Company press office, but so far has been confirmed only through the Columbus stop in January. The Miss Hannigan for dates after that has not been announced.

Here are the scheduled stops (as of Aug. 20). Each stop plays about a week following these dates:

Oct. 20: Providence, RI, Perf Arts Center
Oct. 27: Philadelphia, PA, Merriam
Nov. 3: Boston, MA, Wang Center
Nov. 10 & 17: Cleveland, OH, Palace Theatre
Nov. 24: Buffalo, NY, Shea's Buffalo
Dec. 1: Schenectady, NY, Proctor's Theatre
Dec. 8: Wilmington, DE, Playhouse Theatre
Dec. 15: Rochester, NY, Rochester Auditorium
Dec. 22: Chicago, IL, Civic Opera House
Dec. 29: Columbus, OH, Ohio Theatre (Nell Carter's last announced stop.)
Jan. 5, 1998: Charlotte, NC, Blumenthal Arts Center
Jan. 12, 1998: Tampa, FL Tampa Bay PAC
Jan. 19, 1998: Miami Beach, FL, Jackie Gleason
Jan. 26, 1998: Pensacola, FL, Robinson
Jan. 29, 1998: Jacksonville, FL, Times Union
Feb. 2, 1998: New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
Feb. 9, 1998: Detroit, MI, Opera House
Feb. 23, 1998: E. Lansing, MI, Wharton Center
March 2, 1998: Omaha, NE, Music Hall
March 9 & 16 1998: Denver, CO, Buell
March 23, 1998: San Diego, CA, Civic Theatre
March 30, 1998: Capitol Theatre, DC
April 6, 1998: Vancouver, Canada, Queen Elizabeth
April 13, 1998: Las Vegas, NV, Aladdin Theatre
April 20, 1998: Long Beach, CA, Terrace Theatre
April 27, 1998: Costa Mesa, CA, Orange County PAC
May 4, 1998: Dallas, TX, Music Hall
May 11, 1998: St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre
May 18, 1998: - Lay Off -
May 25, 1998: Grand Rapids, MI, DeVos Hall
June 1, 1998: Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre
June 8, 1998: Newark, NJ, NJ Performing Arts Centre
June 15, 1998: Ottawa, Canada, National Arts Centre
June 22, 1998: Green Bay, WI, Weidner Auditorium


[In the meantime, the production has announced that it will play an extra matinees 3 PM Thursdays in August, replacing the Thursday evening performances on Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28.] The production has also launched its own website at http://www.annie20th.com.

Annie opened March 26, 1997 and plays at the Martin Beck Theatre with Carter, Brittny Kissinger, Carter and Conrad John Schuck. For tickets call (212) 239-6200. You can also order tickets on Playbill On-Line.

-- By Robert Viagas and David Lefkowitz

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