Casting is now complete for the star-studded Hollywood Bowl staging of the Tony-winning musical Annie.
Newly announced for the weekend presentations are Tony winner Roger Bart as Daniel Rooster Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as Star-to-Be, Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy.
These actors join the previously announced Ana Gasteyer as Miss Hannigan, David Alan Grier as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Megan Hilty as Lily St. Regis, Lea Salonga as Grace Farrell, and Steven Weber as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Performances are scheduled for July 27–29 at the outdoor venue. The production will be helmed by Tony-nominated director Michael Arden, who directed Salonga in this season's currently-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island.
The creative team also includes conductor Todd Ellison and choreographer Eamon Foley.
This new production will mark the 90th birthday of the show's composer, Charles Strouse, who wrote the hit show along with lyricist Martin Charnin and bookwriter Thomas Meehan. Since its Broadway debut in 1977, Annie has been revived twice on Broadway (in 1997 and 2014), spawned numerous national tours, and been adapted into three films (in 1982, 1999, and 2014).
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Here's a clip of Hedges, who will play the title role, performing “Tomorrow” in 2016: