It may be a hard-knock life for this little orphan, but it’s easy to get Annie tickets for the popular new revival. Orchestra and front mezzanine tickets are available for Annie performances, but plan to get your Annie tickets well in advance – tickets sell out quickly, especially for kid-friendly weekend matinees.
This revival of the 1977 Broadway musical, originally inspired by the Little Orphan Annie
comic strip, is enjoying some well-deserved sunshine being beamed at it by critics and fans alike. With the Tony Award-winning director James Lapine at the helm, this winning production, currently at the Palace Theatre, reveals many new facets of a now-classic story.
From "Tomorrow" to "Maybe" to "It's the Hard Knock Life," Annie
trots out all the beloved songs, but perhaps its greatest strength is in embracing the grittier side of the script. In this production, the grimness of the Great Depression is captured in a very real, visceral way; we know the sun will eventually come out, but it has to push through plenty of clouds to do so. The curly-haired protagonist, faithful pup Sandy at her side, is the embodiment of plucky optimism, but not at the expense of less sprightly emotions. Taylor Richardson and Sadie Sink alternate the title role, while Tony-winner Faith Prince brings brassy Miss Hannigan to life.
Of course, the power of Annie is that all the bright song-and-dance numbers are set against the gloomiest of backdrops – the musical takes place in Depression-wracked New York, and yet the cheer pervades. As director James Lapine said to the New York Times
, his goal was to “showcase to great effect a wonderful score and story, and also to show how oddly topical Annie
is.” To that end, the wealthy Oliver Warbucks, played by Australian actor Anthony Warlow, could be the embodiment of the "one percent," and the placard-waving inhabitants of the Hooverville shantytowns, a '30s version of Occupy Wall Street.
That zeitgeist is impressively recreated by scenic designer David Korins, highlighted by an opening scene that sets the tone for the rest of the show. The entire stage is strung, in wide arcs, with clotheslines hung with white clothes. Against this, a video flickers with scenes and newsreel footage from the Depression. Costume designer Susan Hilferty also shows her expert eye in creating period costumes, particularly with Grace, Warbuck’s secretary, who gracefully reflects the fashions of the day.
debuted more than three decades ago, this revival maintains the original musical's vitality and relevance. There's more of an edge in this Annie
, but throughout it all, the young orphan maintains her unyielding faith in a better world. After all, tomorrow is always just a day away.
Did you know?
The original Broadway production debuted in 1977 and ran for 2,377 performances, making it the 11th longest-running musical in Broadway history.
The 1982 film version of Annie
was directed by John Huston, and featured a lineup of big stars, including Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, Albert Finney as Oliver Warbucks, Tim Curry as Rooster and Bernadette Peters as Lily.
is a global phenomenon: It’s estimated that 50 million people worldwide have seen a stage or movie version of the show.
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