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Digital Recording Now Available for the New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording of ANNIE

DIGITAL RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE
New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording for

ANNIE

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The digital recording of the New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording for ANNIE is now available for download. It can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon.com, and other digital websites.  The CD is currently available for purchase at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street) and will be released to national retail outlets on Tuesday, June 18 and can be pre-ordered here. 

The New 2012 Broadway Cast Recording for ANNIE is produced by Shout! Broadway comprised of 12-time Grammy Award winner Thomas Z. Shepard, Douglas Denoff and Dennis J. Grimaldi, and features the original Broadway cast of the acclaimed new production of ANNIE, as well as bonus tracks, featuring Emmy Award-winning “Glee” star Jane Lynch, who is now playing the role of Miss Hannigan.

ANNIE, winner of seven 1977 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving Tony Awards® for their work.  The new Broadway production of ANNIE is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award®-winner James Lapine and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Andy Blankenbuehler.   The new production opened November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets), where it is currently playing.     

The album was recorded on March 3, 4 and 11 at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios.  Bonus tracks were recorded on April 8 at Entourage Studios, Los Angeles. 

ANNIE 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”.  The GRAMMY® Award-winning original 1977 Broadway cast album has gone platinum, selling over one million copies to date.  The current Broadway production at the Palace Theatre is a clear hit, breaking the house record at the Palace Theatre with a gross of $2.05 million for the week of Christmas, 2012. 

ANNIE stars Emmy Award-winning “Glee” star Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 12-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis.  The Orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly, Brooklyn Shuck as standby for Molly, Kate, Tessie, July, Duffy, Sadie Sink as standby for Annie, Tessie, Duffy, July & Kate and Jaidyn Young as standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July.  The production also features Ashley Blanchet, Jane Blass, Mary Callanan, Jeremy Davis, Fred Inkley, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Danette Holden, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Desi Oakley, Keven Quillon, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Dennis Stowe, Ryan VanDenBoom and Matt Wall.

 Anthony Warlow is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.  The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance with this production.

ANNIE features new orchestrations by Michael Starobin, additional orchestrations by Doug Besterman and Alex Lacamoire, vocal arrangements and musical direction by Todd Ellison and dance arrangements by Alex Lacamoire. ANNIE is produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, James M. Nederlander, Jane Bergère/Daryl Roth and Eva Price/Christina Papagjika.  Executive Producer and General Manager is 101 Productions/Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson

About Shout! Broadway

Shout! Broadway, created by Broadway Producers Douglas Denoff and Dennis J. Grimaldi, is an imprint of Shout! Factory, LLC a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. In 2012, Shout! Broadway released the Grammy®-nominated Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara.   Shout! Factory founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Broadway and Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutbroadway.com

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