Photo by Joan Marcus
Annie and her mischievous crew of orphans are heading to Broadway on October 3! Broadway.com is so thrilled to have the red-headed youngster back in “N.Y.C.” that we asked readers to pick which song from the classic musical they love the most. Annie enthusiasts had a tough choice between classic Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin tunes like “Tomorrow,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” We've tallied the votes, and three special Annie songs stood out above the rest. See the results below!
1. “Maybe” – 15%
As the orphanage settles down for bed, Annie sings a touching lullaby as she dreams she’ll one day be reunited with her parents. “Betcha he reads, betcha she sews, maybe she’s made me a closet of clothes,” Annie sings quietly while her orphan pals are fast asleep. The heart-wrenching moment is a real tearjerker, and a clear favorite among Annie fans.
2. “Hard Knock Life” – 14%
Armed with scrub brushes and buckets, Annie and her pals are forced by mean, old Miss Hannigan to scrub the orphanage until the "dump shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!” The song introduces each orphan and their distinct personality—especially Molly, who entertains her pals with an adorable Miss Hannigan impression.
3. ”Easy Street” – 13%
Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster and his “dumb hotel” girlfriend Lily St. Regis show off their deliciously evil sides as they scheme about finding a way to get their share of Daddy Warbuck's fortune. This comedic number is a showstopper that we can’t wait to see Katie Finneran, Clarke Thorell and J. Elaine Marcos tackle on Broadway!
Thanks for voting!