Original Annie star Andrea McArdle returns to her native Pennsylvania July 15 with her touring concert, An Evening with Andrea McArdle, which she will perform at The Rrazz Room nightclub in the town of New Hope.
Her new show celebrates The Great American Songbook, and includes both Broadway and contemporary music. She will share anecdotes about the stars she has worked with and the songs she introduced.
The original Broadway production of Annie opened April 21, 1977. For her performance as the title orphan McArdle was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical. She won the Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair, and played stints as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Misérables.
On tour she has starred in Jerry's Girls, Les Misérables as Eponine, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret and Peter Pan. McArdle has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and the White House. In 2010, she played the villainous Miss Hannigan in a North Carolina production of Annie.
Here are the scheduled tour stops for An Evening with Andrea McArdle:
July 15: Rrazz Room in New Hope, Pennsylvania
July 24: Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont
August 27 & 28: Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
October 10–14: Feinstein’s/54 Belowi n New York City