Andrea McArdle, who was Tony-nominated for originating the title role in the 1977 Broadway smash Annie, will play Miss Hannigan in the Axelrod Performing Arts Center production of the Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, and Thomas Meehan musical. Performances runs November 2–8 in Deal Park, New Jersey.
McArdle returns to the role for a second time, having played Miss Hannigan at North Carolina Theatre in 2010.
Annie is directed and choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance Emmy Award nominee and Broadway Wicked veteran Al Blackstone.
Featuring a book by Meehan, music by Strouse and lyrics by Charnin, Annie opened in April 1977, making McArdle a star overnight. At the time, she was the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Her co-star, the late Dorothy Loudon, won the Tony for her performance as Miss Hannigan.
McArdle’s Broadway appearances also include Les Misérables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, and State Fair.
For tickets, visit AxelrodArtsCenter.com.