By Andrew Gans
and Kenneth Jones
25 Jun 2012
Annie will star two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie. The musical that gave the world the songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" is based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," about a billionaire who adopts an orphan in Depression-era New York.
Brynn O'Malley (Wicked, Hairspray) will play Grace Farrell, Daddy Warbucks' devoted personal secretary; Clarke Thorell (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!) will be Rooster Hannigan, Miss Hannigan's crooked brother; and J. Elaine Marcos (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line) will be Lily St. Regis, Rooster's floozy girlfriend.
Opening night is Nov. 8.
Annie, the Tony Award-winning 1977 musical by composer Charles Strouse, lyricist Martin Charnin and book writer Thomas Meehan (who all won Tonys for writing the show), will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
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