November 23, 2014

  RSS Twitter Facebook Pinterest Tumblr

Playbill Digital

Playbill Vault: Annie Creators and Andrea McArdle Reminisce About Bringing the Little Orphan to Life

On the occasion of the new 2012 revival of Annie, original star Andrea McArdle, along with two of the musical's creators, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse, talked with Playbill about their experience bringing the musical to Broadway in 1977. Lyricist and original director Charnin talks about how he first came up with the idea of a musical based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, and he and composer Strouse offer their recollections on how the song "Tomorrow" came to be in the show. McArdle remembers how she was went from playing The Toughest Orphan in the musical's tryout to the title role on Broadway, and her favorite people and experiences from her time in the role. For more information on the original Broadway production of Annie, including a look inside a Playbill from 1977, click here.




Connect with us: on Twitter   on Facebook   on Tumblr.




Related Information
Multimedia Multimedia
Email Email

Bookmark and Share

RELATED ARTICLES:

23 Nov 2014
THE BOOK SHELF: Checking Out A Library of Musicals, Going "Behind the Scenes" With Judi Dench and Visiting Madison County With Jason Robert Brown

17 Nov 2014
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Why Did Alysha Umphress Ask "Who Is Jessie Mueller?" and Priscilla Lopez and Kelly Bishop's Perfect Blendship

14 Nov 2014
Andy Karl, Marin Mazzie, Kenita Miller, Margo Seibert, Bobby Steggert Will Be Part of Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty Celebration

14 Nov 2014
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: NOVEMBER 14

10 Nov 2014
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 10

Playbill Club Featured Offer
Once

See Tony Award® winning Once for just $69.50!
FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE JANUARY 4

Click here for details.