Sunday, May 27, 2012
Katie Finneran Joins Cast of 'Annie'
Two time Tony-winner Katie Finneran, who won for her supporting roles in the play Noises Off and the musical Promises, Promises, will be joining the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie. In the revival, she will be recreating another Tony winning role -- that of the orphanage matron Miss Hannigan -- originally created by Dorothy Loudon in the 1977 original. According to Playbill.com, "The news leaked late in the week, and producers finally went public, reluctantly revealing their ace casting on the Friday before a holiday weekend." Finneran said in a statement, "Miss Hannigan is one of the great musical comedy roles and I cannot wait to play her, in all of her deliciously evil glory. I played Hannigan in my parents' living room when I was eight years old and the chance to play her in this new Broadway production is a dream come true."