There’s another revival of Annie coming to Broadway, and this time around the producers are looking for potential young stars online. The open call is for girls 6-12, who may audition by going to New York or by creating their own videos and submitting them online.
The first official online auditions for a Broadway musical!
Looking for Annie and the Orphans
2012 production directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine
Click here for details: www.anniethemusical.com
Telsey and Co., casting office for the new Broadway production of Annie, will hold an open call on Sunday, June 12, for girls ages 6-12 to audition for the roles of Annie and the orphans. If you can’t make it to New York for open auditions, or if you would rather show what you can do on video, you can submit an audition online through the show’s official website. Visit www.anniethemusical.com for entry details.
The new production of Annie, directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine, will open in fall 2012 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.
“Seeing the original Broadway production of Annie changed my life – I know I speak for many when I say that at the age of eight, I wanted to be Annie,” commented producer Arielle Tepper Madover. “I simply cannot wait to begin the process of finding our Annie and orphans for this exciting new production.”
Annie features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, based on the newspaper character “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.
Annie will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Sally Horchow, Stacey Mindich, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., and Daryl Roth.
The original production of Annie opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show was one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances.
The score for Annie includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”