It’s official! Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan’s Annie will be back on Broadway in 2012 for a 35th anniversary production. The show will be revised by Meehan, its original librettist, especially for the occasion, tailoring the structure and dialogue to the tastes of modern audiences. There is no word yet on whether there will be any alterations to the standard Broadway score of the show.
So… any ideas regarding who should be in the cast? I have at least one friend who thinks Bernadette Peters should reprise her role as Lily. My response? Perhaps she’s a little old for Lily at this point in time, unless the revival re-imagines the character as a cougar.