NEWSFLASH: ANNIE Back on Broadway in 2012

ANNIE

Above: ANNIE in its original Broadway production

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.

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3 Responses to NEWSFLASH: ANNIE Back on Broadway in 2012

  1. Danika-Margaret says:

    I would absolutely love to see Allison Janney or Patti LuPone as Miss Hannigan!

  2. Billy says:

    I hope the cast of Annie is:

    Oliver Warbucks – SEAN MCCOURT
    Miss Hannigan – ISABEL KEATING
    Grace Farrell – CAROLEE CARMELLO
    Rooster – AARON LAZAR
    Lily – GRETCHEN BIEBER
    Annie – RACHEL RESHEFF
    FDR – MICHAEL RUPERT
    Sandy – ROXANNE
    Molly – KYLIE LIYA GOLDSTEIN
    Pepper – ROZI BAKER
    July – INDIA SCANDRICK
    Tessie – JANELLE VISCOMI
    Kate – EMMA WAHL
    Duffy – CATHERINE MISSAL

  3. natale says:

    I was fortunate to have seen Andrea McArdle as Annie in the original production on Broadway when I was ten years old. I now have twin 5 year old girls who I would love to take to see the new production. My suggestion for Ms. Hannigan would be Bernadette Peters and for LIly Kristen Chenoweth . I still think no other Annie has been able to hold the candle to Andrea McArdle..so I hope the casting directors will take their time finding an Annie with an outstanding voice!
    I also hope the dialogue is not too modernized by the lyricist since Annie is set in a historical time period in American history. After all the audiences of my generation were born MANY years after FDR and we could appreciate the dialogue.in its context.

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