PHOTO CALL: Broadway's Annie Company Celebrates 85th Birthday of Charles Strouse
By Matthew Blank
The cast of Broadway's Annie celebrated the 85th birthday of show composer Charles Strouse with an onstage celebration the evening of June 6.
Annie, the 1977 Tony-wining musical of a New York orphan adopted by a billionaire, features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Tony Award winner James Lapine directs this revival, with choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Annie currently stars Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old 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 Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Brooklyn Shuck as standby for Molly, Kate, Tessie, July and Duffy, Sadie Sink as standby for Annie, Tessie, Duffy, July and Kate and Jaidyn Young as standby for Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July. The production also features Ashley Blanchet, Jane Blass, Jeremy Davis, Fred Inkley, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Danette Holden, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Gavin Lodge, Liz McCartney, Desi Oakley, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Dennis Stowe and Ryan VanDenBoom.
Tickets are currently on sale through Nov. 17, 2013. Visit AnnieTheMusical.com.
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