Annie (Musical)

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    November 22, 2013

    The Untold Stories of Broadway Theaters

    Millions have flocked to New York's Broadway theaters over the years to be enraptured by the amazing performances and music that have made it the center of the theater world. But while most have entered these hallowed halls to listen to the lullaby of Broadway, historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper decid ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Cinderella Star On Not Having To Compete With The Matilda Girls

    Laura Osnes is very good in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, and as a result, she's one of the frontrunners for the Tony Award for best actress in a musical. One of the other frontrunners (or four of them, actually) would have been the girls who star in Matilda, alternating in the role. But in ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The Tony Awards Will Bring A Battle Of Little Kids

    Quvenzhane Wallis set a whole new tone for the Oscar Best Actress race; she was the youngest nominee ever in that category, at a mere nine years old! But she didn't have to fight it out with other kids--just a few grown women and one really old (fabulous) lady. Well, that was then. The Tony award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Who Should Play Miss Hannigan Opposite Quvenzhane Wallis's Annie?

    On Oscar night, Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis triumphed, looking fab in her old lady gown and puppy bag, and answering all the questions lobbied at her all night as if she'd been in the business for decades. And now she's going to play Little Orphan Annie in another movie of the h ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    The Ultimate Gay YouTube Collection

    You don't have to be gay to enjoy the staggeringly entertaining and wildly campy clips I've compiled for you, but it helps. Simply click on the links and you'll see: Joan Crawford/Cyd Charisse, "Two Faced Woman" (narrated by Debbie Reynolds, of course). This defies description. Must be seen to be ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Annie Review: Has The Sun Come Out?

    Little Orphan Annie's adventures charmed America as a comic strip from 1924 all the way to 2010, thanks to curly hair, undrenchable optimism, and catchy expressions like "Leapin' lizards." Decades after the character's inception, Annie the musical brightened a bleak time in the '70s with its own cu ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    A Quick Guide To Broadway Nights At Gay Bars

    Monday is the big night for weekly Broadway-related bar events at gay bars because most shows are dark that night, and the boites hope the customers and performers are available to straggle in. Mixing Broadway and booze, these parties tend to attract theater-queens and their friends who thrill to a ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    The Best Actress In A Musical Tony Nominees Will Be...

    I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Two Stars Have Turned Down Annie And One Was Turned Away!

    The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils. Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012
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    October 19, 2011

    Martin Luther King Jr. Musical By The Guy Who Did Annie!

    ​Well, with The Mountaintop having just opened and proving to be a sort of glorified sitcom with some heavy stuff sprinkled in, why not? And this one won't have tap dancing orphans and a big, lovable dog, it turns out.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Catching Up With Andrea McArdle

    ​Andrea McArdle charmed Broadway audiences as Annie in 1977, but she grew up to do a lot of other stuff--and she's still surprising! Andrea is in Greenwood, a New York Musical Theatre Festival entry about a theater camp, which I talked to her about at the last Times Square Social. Me: Hi, An ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


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  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Who Should Star in Annie and Funny Girl?

    ​Both amazingly fun musicals are headed to Broadway as I wet myself with excitement, and neither has been cast yet. So it's up to us to start pitching for our faves: For Annie, how about Sarah Jessica Parker--who once played the title role--as the lovably evil Miss Hannigan? The stunt-casti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Sarah Jessica Parker's Fans and/or Representation Do Not Take to Reporting Lightly

    ​The New York Post's Sheila McClear reported this morning on how Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker kept $4,680 worth of cocktail glasses and at least one $9,000 dress from the set of Sex and the City 2: Fashion Fatwa. McClear then asks while SJP doesn't just write a check for the good ... More >>

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    October 13, 1998

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