"As we were preparing to cast the next Annie, I realized we had two wonderful candidates already in the orphanage. Both Taylor and Sadie are such unique young actresses, that I decided to let them share the role," said director James Lapine in a previous statement. "Also, I am thrilled to have the great Anthony Warlow remain as our Warbucks into December. He is one of the finest actors I have had the pleasure to work with."
Also as of July 30, Tyrah Skye Odoms, who played the role of Kate, plays the role of Tessie; Brooklyn Shuck, a former standby for the roles of Molly, Kate, Duffy, July and Tessie, plays the role of Kate; and Emily Rosenfeld continues in the role of Molly.
Australian actor Anthony Warlow (Oliver Warbucks) previously extended his contract with the production through Dec. 8.
Tony Award winner Faith Prince, who was last seen on Broadway in The Little Mermaid, stepped into the shoes of Miss Hannigan July 19. The cast also includes Brynn O'Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis.
The revival of Annie, directed by Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, opened on Broadway Nov. 8, 2012, at the Palace Theatre.
Annie features a Tony Award-winning book by Thomas Meehan. The original production earned seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score for its 1977 debut starring Andrea McArdle in the title role. The production ran for 2,377 performances and has enjoyed numerous national tours and a 1997 Broadway revival, which went unrecorded.
For more about the new Broadway production, visit AnnieTheMusical.com.