PHOTO CALL: Annie and Pedigree Donate $1 Million to Benefit Dog Adoption

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21 Nov 2013

In a dual effort to raise awareness for dog adoption and help more dogs find loving homes, Annie teamed up with Pedigree for the “See the Show, Help a Dog” initiative. $1,000,000 was donated to the cause at a special curtain call Nov. 20.

"At the heart of the partnership is the Pedigree belief that every dog deserves a loving home. It’s a sentiment shared with Annie and Broadway – an organization that has cast shelter dogs in starring roles for decades."

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As previously announced, Annie will play its final performance on Broadway Jan. 5, 2014.



The musical features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Annie is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

The production will launch a U.S. national tour in the 2014-15 season.

Annie stars Tony Award winner Faith Prince as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks and 12-year-old Taylor Richardson as Annie.

The cast also includes Brynn O'Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and Kirsten Wyatt as Lily St. Regis. The orphans are Amaya Braganza as July, Gaby Bradbury as Pepper, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Tessie, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Brooklyn Shuck as Kate, Sadie Sink as Duffy and Skye Alyssa Friedman as standby for the roles of Annie, Duffy, Pepper, July and Tessie. The production also features Jane Blass, Mary Callanan, Jeremy Davis, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Tessa Grady, Danette Holden, Fred Inkley, Gavin Lodge, Alexandra Matteo, Shina Ann Morris, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Ryan VanDenBoom and Matt Wall.

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Kirsten Wyatt, Clarke Thorell, Anthony Warlow, Taylor Richardson, Sunny, Faith Prince and Brynn O’Malley
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