The Playbill Vault Remembers Tony Award Winner Dorothy Loudon
15 Nov 2013
Dorothy Loudon, who created the role of evil orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan in the original production of Annie, died Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 78. The Playbill Vault looks back at notable performances from her Broadway stage career.
Loudon made her Broadway debut in the 1962 musical Nowhere to Go But Up. The show lasted only a week, but Loudon received good reviews and a Theatre World Award for her performance.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.