NEW YORK OPEN CALL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12
SEEKING ANNIE AND THE ORPHANS
FOR THE NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER JAMES LAPINE
OPENS IN FALL 2012 AT A NEDERLANDER THEATRE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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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. The production, directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine, will open in fall 2012 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.
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 your audition online through the show’s official website. Visit www.anniethemusical.com for all in-person and online audition entry details.
“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 producerArielle Tepper Madover. “I simply cannot wait to begin the process of finding our Annie and orphans for this exciting new production.”
Auditions will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 12 at 200 East 87th Street. Check-in time is 9:00 AM. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a song acapella and should also bring sheet music, in case they are asked to sing with accompaniment. Please do not prepare music from the show. Additional details about the auditions are available at www.anniethemusical.com
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, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Jane Bergere, Roy Furman, Stacey Mindich, Daryl Roth and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
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”.
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