The movie, Annie, has transcended the ages. In the 1980’s, I ran around my house singing about being fully dressed and when the sun was gonna come out. Fast forward 30 years later and it’s now my 13 year old, only she’s rapping the versions from the new movie.
I was a fan then, and I am a fan now. The story of Annie just touches everyone’s heart.
Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play April 21-25 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin.
From the Press Release……
ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.
The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years.
This brand new production features a 25 member company: in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a 9-year-old actress from Davie, FL, making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett will star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Allan Ray Baker as FDR. Sunny, a 4-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy.
Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts presents the premiere of
April 21-25, 2014
Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 2p.m & 8 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7p.m.
Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive / Austin, TX
TICKETS: Start at $30. Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804