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Exclusive! Watch the Annie Orphans Clean House in an Awesome New 'Hard Knock Life' TV Spot

Exclusive! Watch the Annie Orphans Clean House in an Awesome New 'Hard Knock Life' TV Spot

In this exclusive new TV ad for Broadway’s Annie, see young stars Lilla Crawford, Emily Rosenfeld, Madi Rae DiPietro and more break it down to “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” Thanks to ad agency Serino/Coyne for the fun video.

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Broadway Besties and Former Wicked Sisters Brynn O'Malley & Nicole Parker Wreak Havoc at Madame Tussauds

Broadway Besties and Former Wicked Sisters Brynn O'Malley & Nicole Parker Wreak Havoc at Madame Tussauds
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Brynn O’Malley and Nicole Parker met about five years when they played sisters Nessarose and Elphaba in the blockbuster musical Wicked. Since then, Parker has appeared in Broadway’s The People in the Picture, and O’Malley currently stars as Grace Farrell in the Broadway revival of Annie. Broadway.com photographer Jenny Anderson spent an afternoon with these picture-perfect besties, frolicking in ...

Watch as PBS Examines Annie's 'Hard Knock Life' Anew Through the Eyes of the Current Broadway Cast and Creative Team

Watch as PBS Examines Annie's 'Hard Knock Life' Anew Through the Eyes of the Current Broadway Cast and Creative Team

Annie fans are going to get closer than ever to the lady in red, her fellow orphans and all of the talented people behind the scenes who helped make this musical happen. Thanks to PBS’ new documentary Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, fans will have the opportunity to watch the progress of the current Broadway revival’s ...

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Annie’s Lilla Crawford Celebrates a Very Broadway Birthday with Young Stars from Matilda & More

Annie’s Lilla Crawford Celebrates a Very Broadway Birthday with Young Stars from Matilda & More
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Annie's title star Lilla Crawford celebrated her 12th birthday in high style! In a party fit for Daddy Warbucks’ little girl, Crawford hosted a decorate-your- own-cupcake bash on March 25 at Cake Boss Café, the new Times Square bakery inspired by the reality show Cake Boss. On hand to commemorate Crawford’s final year as a pre-teen were the four ...

Jane Lynch on Being ‘Scared’ and ‘Exhilarated’ to Make Her Broadway Debut in Annie

Jane Lynch on Being ‘Scared’ and ‘Exhilarated’ to Make Her Broadway Debut in Annie

Broadway-bound Glee star Jane Lynch recently appeared on Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman’s web series Gwissues to talk all about the fear and excitement surrounding her Main Stem musical debut in Annie.

“I'm scared,” Lynch confided in Bragman. “It's like jumping off a cliff and I'm also exhilarated. I haven't felt this way in a long time, you know, about ...

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Clarke Thorell Shows Off Geeky Gadgets and Pics of Mom Backstage at Annie

Clarke Thorell Shows Off Geeky Gadgets and Pics of Mom Backstage at Annie

Clarke Thorell, who plays the wicked Rooster in Broadway’s Annie revival, invites us into his dressing room at the Palace Theatre to see how he keeps cool backstage and the photos that give him inspiration.

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Exclusive! Inside the Recording Studio with Annie Stars Katie Finneran, Lilla Crawford & Anthony Warlow

Exclusive! Inside the Recording Studio with Annie Stars Katie Finneran, Lilla Crawford & Anthony Warlow
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The cast of Broadway’s Annie headed to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens on March 11 to lay down tracks for the highly anticipated revival cast recording. Featuring stars Lilla Crawford, Anthony Warlow, Katie Finneran, Brynn O’Malley and more, the album will be released in May by Shout! Broadway. Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas joined the cast as they sang their ...

Jane Lynch to Enroll in the Police Force with Wilmer Valderrama for New Animated Series Murder Police

Jane Lynch to Enroll in the Police Force with Wilmer Valderrama for New Animated Series Murder Police

That's Officer Lynch to you! Glee and upcoming Annie star Jane Lynch has signed on to lead FOX's new animated series Murder Police, according to EW.com. Lynch will star as a detective and working mom named Justice alongside Wilmer Valderrama (That 70's Show) as an undercover officer named Donel. The series will begin its run next season.

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Lilla Crawford, Anthony Warlow & Katie Finneran to Record a New Annie Cast Album

Lilla Crawford, Anthony Warlow & Katie Finneran to Record a New Annie Cast Album

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 ...

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Holiday Release Date Set for Annie Remake, Starring Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis

Holiday Release Date Set for Annie Remake, Starring Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis

A new deal for Christmas, indeed! Will Gluck’s remake of the Tony-winning musical Annie will be released on December 25, 2014, according to Deadline.com. The project, starring Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis as the title character, will begin shooting later this year.

The re-imagined Annie movie will move the story's events to a present day setting and feature music by ...

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It's Official! Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in Annie Remake

It's Official! Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in Annie Remake

Even if Quvenzhane Wallis doesn’t take home the Best Actress Oscar, the adorable youngster will still have had one stellar weekend for a nine-year old. As previously speculated the Beasts of the Southern Wild star has now officially landed the title role in the upcoming big screen revamp of Annie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Broadway-Bound Glee Star Jane Lynch Set to Host TV’s Ultimate Game Night

Broadway-Bound Glee Star Jane Lynch Set to Host TV’s Ultimate Game Night

Jane Lynch will soon be TV’s hostess with the mostess! Annie's future Miss Hannigan has signed on to host the new NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Produced by Lynch’s Tony-nominated Three Stooges co-star Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, Hollywood Game Night will be a one-hour series featuring celebrities from the worlds of TV ...

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Glee’s Jane Lynch to Make Her Broadway Debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Glee’s Jane Lynch to Make Her Broadway Debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie

It’s official! Glee star Jane Lynch will go from yelling at Glee-clubers to ordering around a bunch of little girls. As speculated by Broadway.com, Lynch will make her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie beginning May 16. No departure date has been announced for current star Katie Finneran, who is exiting the production to appear on Michael J ...

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House of Cards Star Kate Mara & Rocker Dave Grohl Get Happy at Annie

House of Cards Star Kate Mara & Rocker Dave Grohl Get Happy at Annie
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You never know who you may run into at Broadway’s Annie: Over the Presidents’ Day weekend, Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl and rising screen star Kate Mara made their way (separately!) to the Palace Theatre to see Broadway’s favorite spunky orphan. The House of Cards and American Horror Story ingenue and her brother, John, saw the show on February 15 ...

Broadway’s Annie Welcomes Sadie Sink and Brooklyn Shuck to Miss Hannigan’s Orphanage

Broadway’s Annie Welcomes Sadie Sink and Brooklyn Shuck to Miss Hannigan’s Orphanage

Miss Hannigan’s got two more “little girls” in the house as the beloved musical Annie welcomes new orphan swings Sadie Sink and Brooklyn Shuck to the Broadway production at the Palace Theatre.

Sink will be the standby for the roles of Annie, Tessie, Duffy, July and Kate. Sink was recently announced to star in the Broadway-bound musical Tuck Everlasting. The fifth ...

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Glee’s Jane Lynch to Make Her Broadway Debut This Summer...But In What Show?

Glee’s Jane Lynch to Make Her Broadway Debut This Summer...But In What Show?

Let’s play detective! Emmy winner Jane Lynch (TV’s Glee, off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore) is getting ready to make her Broadway debut this summer, and we suspect she’ll be Annie's new Miss Hannigan. Hear us out.

“I hope to be coming to New York to do a musical this summer,” Lynch told WENN. “I have not ...

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Annie’s Katie Finneran on Miss Hannigan, Mrs. Lovett and How Waiting for Guffman Inspired Her

 Annie’s Katie Finneran on Miss Hannigan, Mrs. Lovett and How Waiting for Guffman Inspired Her

Annie star Katie Finneran opens up about Patti LuPone, Sean Hayes, her inspiration for Miss Hannigan and why Noises Off made her go cross-eyed.

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Easy A Director Will Gluck to Direct the Big-Screen Remake of Annie; Willow Smith No Longer Attached

Easy A Director Will Gluck to Direct the Big-Screen Remake of Annie; Willow Smith No Longer Attached

Easy A and Friends With Benefits director Will Gluck will direct the upcoming big-screen remake of Annie, according to Deadline.com, which reports that the movie will not star Willow Smith. This new, contemporary version of the musical Annie will begin filming in the fall in advance of a 2014 release.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Introduces Her Children to the Beloved Broadway Musical Annie

Catherine Zeta-Jones Introduces Her Children to the Beloved Broadway Musical Annie
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The cast of the Broadway musical Annie welcomed a very special guest on January 20: Chicago Oscar winner and A Little Night Music Tony winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. The beautiful star brought her children, Dylan Michael Douglas and Carys Zeta Douglas, to the Palace Theatre to check out James Lapine’s family-friendly revival, and after the curtain came down, the gang went ...

Dannielynn & Larry Birkhead Enjoy a Father/Daughter Outing at Annie

Dannielynn & Larry Birkhead Enjoy a Father/Daughter Outing at Annie

Budding model Dannielynn Birkhead (the new face of Guess Kids) and her father, Larry Birkhead, spent the MLK holiday weekend in New York, where they enjoyed a family-friendly Broadway outing at Annie. After seeing the hit musical, Dannielyn (six-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith) and her dad stepped backstage at the Palace Theatre and said hello to the ...

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Annie’s Katie Finneran to Play Michael J. Fox's Sister on His New NBC Sitcom

Annie’s Katie Finneran to Play Michael J. Fox's Sister on His New NBC Sitcom

Two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran will co-star alongside Michael J. Fox in a new NBC sitcom, according to Deadline.com. Finneran will play Fox’s self involved, single and unemployed sister in the upcoming series.

Inspired by Fox's own life, the currently untitled sitcom will center around Mike Burnaby (Fox), a father balancing family life in New York City as he ...

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Annie’s Hilarious Two-Time Tony-Winning Star Katie Finneran Is Taking Your Questions!

Annie’s Hilarious Two-Time Tony-Winning Star Katie Finneran Is Taking Your Questions!

Katie Finneran is cracking up audiences as iconic villainess Miss Hannigan in the hit revival of Annie at Broadway's Palace Theatre. This acclaimed comic actress is best known for her Tony-winning roles in the revivals of Promises, Promises and Noises Off, as well as her TV sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Now the lovely Ms. Finneran has agreed to ...

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Merwin Foard on Capturing the Voice and Charisma of FDR in Annie

Merwin Foard on Capturing the Voice and Charisma of FDR in Annie

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Merwin Foard has been a busy Broadway actor for more than 30 years, since his spring 1982 debut in the ensemble of Show Boat. Blessed with a big voice and winning stage presence, Foard has managed to play historical figures in three musicals—1776, Assassins and now Annie, in a winning performance as FDR—while building his status ...

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Annie's Katie Finneran Will Bust a Move Toddler-Style in 2013

Annie's Katie Finneran Will Bust a Move Toddler-Style in 2013

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the year ahead! Find out ...

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The Cast of Annie Brings Christmas Cheer to Good Morning America

The Cast of Annie Brings Christmas Cheer to Good Morning America

The Broadway musical Annie brought some early morning adorability to Good Morning America viewers on December 17. The show’s headliner Anthony Warlow and understudy Taylor Richardson (stepping in for injured star Lilla Crawford) performed the aw-inducing Warbucks/Annie duet “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” Check out the performance below, and spend this holiday season with the cast of ...

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