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Annie

Apr 29 - May 10, 2015
The Buell Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
• MUSICAL • FAMILY FRIENDLY
Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes including 15-intermission
Ticket Price: Start at $20
Age Recommendation: Ages 4+ are welcome in our theatres
Advisory: Annie is suitable for the entire family.

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

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Kids Night on Broadway
Kids Night on Broadway
May 5 | 5pm
Child ticket free with paid adult ticket. Valid in Price Level 2
Promo code: KNOB. On sale TBA.
Kids can enjoy pre-show activities like autograph signings plus a ticket to the show for free with a paid adult admission.
Talkbacks with the Cast
Talkbacks with the Cast
May 5 | 9:30pm
Free 
Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors from Annie after the show.
Accessible Performances
Accessible Performances
May 10 | 2pm
Free with admission
To buy tickets for any accessible performance, select the appropriate code noted below. For optimal service, call the box office at 303.893.4100 or TTY 303.893.9582.

Sign Language promo code: ASL
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Martin Charnin
Martin Charnin, Director, Lyrics

Charnin is celebrating his 57th year in the entertainment industry, which began in 1957 when he created the role of Big Deal (one of Jerome Robbins' authentic juvenile delinquents) in the original company of West Side Story. He played the role for exactly 1,000 performances. Since then, he has been involved in over 140 theatrical, television, film, and night club productions as a director, producer, composer, or lyricist. He is one of the dozen people who have won Emmys, Tonys, and Grammys, and the Peabody Award for Broadcasting. Annie, which came to Broadway in 1977, originally ran for 2,377 performances, and has been revived there three times. He has directed Annie 19 times (after directing the original production in New York), in London, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Melbourne as well as Annie's 14 national U.S. companies.  He has collaborated with Charles Strouse, Vernon Duke, Marvin Hamlisch, Mary Rodgers, and twice with Richard Rodgers on I Remember Mama and Two by Two. He has written for, or directed, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margaret, Jack Benny, Anne Bancroft, Betty Hutton, Sutton Foster, Sarah Jessica Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Larry Kert, Chita Rivera, Jane Lynch, Tony Bennett, Jason Alexander, and Jay-Z, among countless others, and for his wife, Shelly Burch (who originated a leading role in the original company of Nine), and who opened her new one-woman-show at the famed Broadway Bistro, 54 Below, this past October. He currently has 3 new musicals (Love is Love, Robin Hood, Something Funny’s Going On) that are “circling over Kennedy” getting ready for production in 2014 and 2015, in New York, including a revival of Annie Warbucks, which opened Off-Broadway in New York in 1993 and will move to Broadway in 2015. This year, “Tomorrow” from Annie became one of the 100 most performed musical numbers in the last century.

Thomas Meehan
Thomas Meehan, Book
Thomas Meehan won the 2001 Tony Award for co-writing the book of The Producers with Mel Brooks, and then went on to win the 2003 Tony Award for co-writing the book of Hairspray with Mark O'Donnell. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and he has since written books for, among others, the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain't Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks and the American version of Bombay Dreams. His most recent works are the Broadway musicals Young Frankenstein, for which he co-wrote the book with Mel Brooks; Cry-Baby, co-written with Mark O'Donnell; and Elf, co-written with Bob Martin. Meanwhile, the summer of 2010 saw the limited-run premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, for which he co-wrote the book with the late Peter Stone to music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Future projects include Rocky, for which he has written the book to lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Other works in earlier stages of development include musicals based on the life of Charlie Chaplin, the movie Tootsie, and the movieDave. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor pieces, including "Yma Dream," to The New Yorker; an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy; and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ SpaceballsTo Be or Not to Be and the film version of The Producers. He is also the co-author, with the poet J.D. McClatchy, of the libretto of 1984, an opera composed by Lorin Maazel, based on George Orwell's classic novel, which had its world premiere in the spring of 2005 at London's Royal Opera House and was performed in 2008 at La Scala, in Milan, and last year at the opera house in Valencia. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild and a winner of the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre as well as a pair of London's Olivier Awards
Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse, Music
Charles Strouse's music has been an integral part of American culture for more than 40 years. His first Broadway musical was the smash hit Bye Bye Birdie (written with long time collaborator Lee Adams). It won him a Tony Award for Best Score and paved the way for his next show All American (book by Mel Brooks). In 1964, Golden Boy(starring Sammy Davis, Jr.) earned four Tony Award nominations, and in 1966, Strouse went on to write the Broadway favorite It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman! (based on the popular comic strip). In 1970, Applause(starring Lauren Bacall) won him his second Tony Award. In 1977, he adapted another comic strip for the stage -Annie - which went on to become a worldwide phenomenon, and garnered Strouse yet another Tony (in addition to two Grammys). Some of his other musicals include Dance A Little Closer (lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Charlie & Algernon (Tony nomination), Rags (Tony nomination) and Nick & Nora (Tony nomination). Film scores includeBonnie & Clyde, There Was a Crooked Man, The Night They Raided Minsky’s and the animated All Dogs Go To Heaven. He also wrote the theme song "Those Were the Days" for the groundbreaking television show "All in the Family." Strouse's writing also extends into orchestral works, chamber music, piano concertos and opera. His "Concerto America" premiered at The Boston Pops in 2004, and his opera Nightingale (starring Sarah Brightman) had a long and successful run in London's West End. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Strouse studied under Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger. In 1977, he founded the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. He is the recipient of the Richard Rodgers as well as the Oscar Hammerstein Award. He is also a member of the Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His book, Put On A Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir, was released in June 2008.
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