First time at Skylight
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Originally produced in 1976
Based on the popular Depression-era comic strip, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Broadway musical comedy boasts at least three movie versions, a beloved book and score, and the unforgettable hit song, “Tomorrow.”
“The show is warm-hearted and perfect for families during the holiday season. In fact, its final scene takes place on Christmas with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” said Jivoff. “We are looking forward to having children and dogs in our midst again. The show features seven orphans, who will be double cast, and of course, the dog Sandy.” Jivoff said that auditions for those roles would begin in April.
The New York Times calls Annie “an intensely likable musical…it has a rare kind of gutsy charm.” Newsweek said, “Spectacular on every count…. A sudden reversion to the concept of fun.”