THE SCREENING ROOM: Remembering Tony Winner Dorothy Loudon (Video)
15 Nov 2013
Dorothy Loudon won a Tony for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the original production ofAnnie. Her other Broadway credits included Sweeney Todd and Noises Off. She died Nov. 15, 2003, at the age of 78.
Playbill.com is remembering Loudon and her career with the following performances on video.
At the 1977 Tony Awards, Loudon was joined by Annie co-stars Robert Fitch, who played her brother Rooster, and Barbara Erwin, who played Lily St. Regis, for a performance of "Easy Street." The Tony performance concluded with Annie's signature song, "Tomorrow," featuring Andrea McArdle and the company.
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.