PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "I'm Gonna Like It Here!" A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Annie With Jeremy Davis
By Matthew Blank
A few months back, actor/photographer Jeremy Davis shared some intimate rehearsal and early-performance portraits from the revival of Annie. Now with the show in full swing, he returns to document a busy two-show day backstage at the Palace Theatre.
Annie currently stars Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks and Lilla Crawford as Annie with Brynn O'Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Brooklyn Shuck, Sadie Sink and Jaidyn Young.
Original star Crawford will play her final performance July 28. Click here to read about the upcoming cast changes.
The production also features Ashley Blanchet, Jane Blass, Mary Callanan, Jeremy Davis, Fred Inkley, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Danette Holden, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Desi Oakley, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Dennis Stowe, Ryan VanDenBoom and Matt Wall.
The revival of Annie, directed by Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, opened on Broadway Nov. 8, 2012, at the Palace Theatre.
Annie features a Tony Award-winning book by Thomas Meehan. The original production earned seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score for its 1977 debut starring Andrea McArdle in the title role. The production ran for 2,377 performances and has enjoyed numerous national tours and a 1997 Broadway revival, which went unrecorded.
For more about the new Broadway production, visit AnnieTheMusical.com.
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