Barber (The Performers, ...Spelling Bee) will step in for original revival cast member Brynn O'Malley, who is set to star in the upcoming Jason Robert Brown musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which premieres at the Paper Mill Playhouse Sept. 26. Barber will remain with the production through Nov. 3, at which point O'Malley is expected to return to Annie, according to a spokesperson for the production.
The Paper Mill Playhouse production of Honeymoon in Vegas has been billed as a pre-Broadway premiere. Dates of a Broadway run have not been announced.
The cast of Annie currently features Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, A Catered Affair) as Miss Hannigan, Australian actor Anthony Warlow as Oliver Warbucks, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis, with Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink alternating as Annie.
For more about the new Broadway production, visit AnnieTheMusical.com.