Get ready parents, a new generation of Annie fans are going to be constantly belting those famous tunes at home very soon. The current Broadway revival of Annie will release a new cast recording of the beloved musical. The album will be distributed through Shout! Factory’s Shout! Broadway label in May 2013.
The hit revival currently stars Lilla Crawford as Annie, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis and Sunny the dog as Sandy. Annie also features Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Georgi James as Pepper, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Junah Jang as Tessie, Taylor Richardson as Duffy and standby Jaidyn Young.
Inspired by the famous comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the musical first opened on Broadway on April 21, 1977 and ran for 2,377 performances. The show, which follows a young Depression-era orphan sent to live with the rich and famous Daddy Warbucks, features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan. Annie’s Tony-winning score includes classics like “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and “Maybe.”
Get a glimpse of Annie in the video below!