Parker, Charnin and Strouse Appear in "Life After Tomorrow" Documentary Featuring Former Annie Kids

News   Parker, Charnin and Strouse Appear in "Life After Tomorrow" Documentary Featuring Former Annie Kids Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse appear in "Life After Tomorrow," a documentary film by an original Annie star, Julie Stevens, about how being in the musical changed former orphans' lives.
Sarah Jessica Parker is one of many former Annie stars featured in the new documentary
Sarah Jessica Parker is one of many former Annie stars featured in the new documentary "Life After Tomorrow" Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Stevens — who closed the original Broadway run as the youngster Pepper — co-directs the film with Gil Cates, Jr. The film has run a film-festival circuit (Malibu International, Newport Beach, Palm Beach International, Phoenix) and will make its New York debut at the Museum of Television and Radio Oct. 21 prior to a scheduled premiere on Showtime Dec. 24 and 25. "Life After Tomorrow" is billed as "a personal journey" of Stevens, who with Cates, Jr., "spoke with over 40 women who played orphans in the show during its original run on Broadway, from 1977-1983. The film explores the life-changing repercussions of child performers in Annie as many orphan cast members revisit their experience in the show, their childhood, family support structure, what happened when they left the show and tried to resume a 'normal' childhood, and what they are doing today."

In addition to Annie creators Charnin and Strouse, the film also features "fans, agents, adult cast members and a new generation of Annie orphans." Arguably the most well-known Annie alum, Parker is included in the film along with MSNBC anchor Dara Brown, recording artist Joanna Pacitti, actresses Martha Byrne and Alison Smith and songwriter Danielle Brisebois. (Original Broadway Annie Andrea McArdle and the 1982 film's star Aileen Quinn do not appear.)

Chris Kelly and Motty Reif serve as executive producers. Thomas M. Harting is the director of photography, Steven J. Escobar is editor and Megan Cavallari provides music.

For more information, visit the documentary's website at lifeaftertomorrow.com.