By Michael Gioia
07 Jun 2013
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
The new production of the classic Tony Award-winning musical opened Nov. 8, 2012, at the Palace Theatre under the direction of three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine with choreography by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
The Broadway production currently stars Jane Lynch 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 digital recording of the 2012 Broadway cast of Annie can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital websites. The CD is currently available for purchase at the Palace Theatre and will be released to national retail outlets June 18.
The original production of Annie opened April 21, 1977, at the Alvin Theatre and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards.
The creative team includes scenic designer David Korins, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Brian Ronan, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington and music director Todd Ellison. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin, and dance music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. The musical coordinator is Patrick Vaccariello, and hair and wig design is by Tom Watson. Animal training is by William Berloni.
Annie is produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Jane Bergère/Daryl Roth and Eva Price/Christina Papagjika.