I could not have been more excited to see one of my favorite musicals of all time, Annie! I went to see the revival of the show on Broadway with my husband, 8 1/2 year old daughter and 5 1/2 year old son (his first Broadway show!) and let me tell you, it was amazing. It took all of my will power not to stand up and belt out “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” right along with Annie. Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner James Lapine, the musical you remember is back on Broadway in a brand-new production you’ll never forget. The book and score by the amazing Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin remain the same, with new choreography provided by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Lilla Crawford stars as the world’s favorite orphan, who wins over everyone she meets. Two-time Tony Award® winner Katie Finneran plays the hilarious Miss Hannigan and international stage star, Anthony Warlow is wonderful as billionaire Daddy Warbucks. This is hands down one of the best musicals that make you feel good and smile. After all, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Speaking of which, the kids who play the orphans are unbelievable in this show. The ridiculously adorable Molly, played by eight year old Emily Rosenfeld, stole every scene she was in.
Watching my daughter’s face, with her eyes wide and her mouth open, made me so happy. I loved being able to share this with her, especially since I have been playing her the Annie soundtrack since she was born. She knows all the words to all the songs. My kids could not stop talking about the rescue dog, Sunny, who plays Sandy. My son left the show saying he wanted to be on Broadway… but only if he can star alongside a real life rescue dog.
If you live in the tri-state area, or plan on visiting NYC – you must buy tickets to see Annie! The entire family will love it.
The all-new Broadway production of ANNIE THE MUSICAL is currently playing at Broadway’s beautiful Palace Theatre in New York City.
December 14, 2012