First up is news about the forthcoming Broadway revival of Annie. The original production opened on April 21st, 1977 and won the Best Musical Tony Award. The production also launched the careers of a number of girls who played the title role, including the original Tony-nominated star Andrea McArdle, as well as the likes of Emmy-winner Sarah Jessica Parker. The current production has announced that it will begin previews on October 3rd in advance of a November 8th opening night at the Palace Theatre.
In more exciting news, I am thrilled to announce that my friend Lindsay Mendez, who recently departed the Broadway company of Godspell, has just gotten her next gig. She will be appearing in the Second Stage production of Dogfight, which is based on the 1991 film of the same name. She will appear in the leading role of Rose (played by Lili Taylor in the film) in a production to be directed by Joe Mantello and choreographed by two time Tony nominee Chris Gatelli. Previews will begin June 27th with opening night set for July 16th.