|Basis||Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray|
West End (1978)
|Awards||Tony Award for Best Musical|
Annie is a musical. The book was written by Thomas Meehan. The lyrics were written by Martin Charnin. The music was written by Charles Strouse. Annie is based on characters and concepts created by Harold Gray for the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie.
The musical premiered on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1977. It ran for about six years. A West End production opened in 1978. Annie won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Roles[change | change source]
- Annie, an 11 year old orphan
- Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, a billionaire
- Grace, his assistant
- Miss Hannigan, the matron of an orphanage
- Rooster, Miss Hannigan's brother
- Lily St. Regis, Rooster's girl friend
Story[change | change source]
Annie lives in an orphanage run by Miss Hannigan. She is chosen from the orphans to spend two weeks with Oliver Warbucks. He grows to love her. When he learns that she wants to find her parents, he offers a large reward. Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and Lily scheme to kidnap Annie, but their plot fails, and they get put in prison.