Troika Entertainment, LLC is proud to announce that the U.S. national tour of Annie will launch September 26 in Detroit, and will come to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on October 7 and will stay until October 19.
The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.
This brand new production features a 25-member company: in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a nine-year-old actress from Davie in Broward County, who will be making her tour debut. Issie attends Fox Trail Elementary School and has performed with Broadway Kids Studio and Pembroke Pines Theater for the Performing Arts.
Gilgamesh Taggett will star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Allan Ray Baker as FDR. Sunny, a 4-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy.
The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened in 1977, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world continuously for 37 years.
The beloved 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 best way to guarantee seats to Annieis to become a Broadway subscriber now. Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $185 – $593. For faster service, those interested in becoming subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com or call the Season Ticket Hotline at 1-800-764-0700. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Individual tickets are available from the Broward Center Box Office (954-462-0222) and online at browardcenter.org: prices start at $34.75, with Club Level starting at $114.50.