The sun will shine in Boston… because Annie the Musical is coming to town! Based on Harold Gray’s 1920s comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” the show captures the timeless and heartwarming story of a little girl named Annie who captured the hearts of many – including Oliver Warbucks, the billionaire extraordinaire.
Annie the Musical features a musical score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. With songs like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and “Tomorrow,” this show will have you singing in tears as the story warms your hearts and brings you a brighter hope for tomorrow.
The 7-time Tony Award-winning show will run at the Wang Theatre from the 6th to the 11th of February, 2024. Tickets are available here. Select your preferred date and time and click on ‘get tickets’ to save seats in this family-friendly musical!
“ANNIE DELIVERS A TINGLE THAT STARTS AT THE SPINE AND WENDS ITS WAY TOWARD THE TEAR DUCTS.” -The Washington Post
“MEEHAN’S BOOK IS FUNNY AND TOUCHING. SONGS BY STROUSE AND CHARNIN OFFER WALL-TO-WALL EAR-TICKLERS.” -NY Daily News
“THE ULTIMATE FEEL-GOOD MUSICAL!” -Time Magazine
Leapin’ lizards! We sure are excited to announce that the revival of Annie is making its way to the Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, for a six-day run. Annie the Musical is a show for all ages, kids and adults alike, as the heartwarming story brings joy and hope to everyone. Prepare yourselves to experience one of the best family musicals of all time with the best songs – including the eternal anthem of hope, “Tomorrow.”
The musical got its start in the 1970s when a quick turn of events happened. The novel “The Life and Hard Time of Little Orphan Annie” caught the lyricist-director Martin Charning’s interest, and he had the wonderful idea to bring Annie to life. Charnin pitched the concept to his coworkers Thomas Meehan, a short story writer for The New Yorker, and Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse. They needed a bit of persuasion before they finally got on board with the idea, but ultimately agreed in the end. Their team was formed in 1771. After a few years in production, Annie the Musical finally made its Broadway debut in 1977.
Upon its premiere, Annie won a whopping seven Tony Awards, including “Best Book of a Musical,” “Best Original Score,” “Best Choreography,” “Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical,” “Best Costume Design,” “Best Scenic Design,” and “Best Musical.” With an amazing set of song numbers, Annie went on to win “Best Cast Show Album” at the Grammy Awards in the following year. To date, it is the 13th longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It has also been translated into 28 languages the world over and has played in 34 different countries. The magic of Annie transcends generations and remains a classic heartwarming tale until today.
“ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY MUSICALS EVER PENNED” -The Chicago Tribune
“AS LOVABLE AS EVER. ANNIE IS A MUSICAL GIFT.” -Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The premise of the story goes like this: Little orphan Annie captures everyone’s hearts with equal parts grit and optimism despite having a pitiful beginning in 1930s New York City. She has made it her mission to track out her parents, who left her years ago at an orphanage in the city overseen by the ruthless Miss Hannigan. Annie pushes her way out of the orphanage and into the magical world of New York City with the aid of the other girls. Annie thwarts Miss Hannigan’s cunning plans in adventure after adventure. She even makes friends with FDR, the president! She eventually finds a home in Oliver Warbucks, a billionaire, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and Sandy, the adorable puppy, as they become her new family – with all the love she has always deserved.
For this season’s run, Annie will be played by Ellie Pulsifer; Miss Hannigan by Stefanie Londino; Oliver Warbucks by Christopher Swan; and Grace Farrell by Julia Nicole. The creative team includes director Jenn Thompson; choreographer Liza Gennaro; scenic designer Beowulf Boritt; sound designer Peter Hylenski; and animal trainer William Berloni.
“As a whole, the musical is incredible with wonderful sets and costumes, as Annie’s tale unfolds before our eyes. The standing ovation given to the cast was marvelous and an apt reflection of the entertaining performances,” said the Chronicle Live as they wrote about the 2023 run of Annie in the UK.
Annie will have its national tour in the United States beginning this fall, including a highly-anticipated stop in Boston at the Wang Theatre from the 6th to the 11th of February, 2024. Enjoy the outstanding performances of the cast in the new revival of Annie! The production will feature fresh performances of the songs “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and “Tomorrow” like you’ve never heard them before. Be prepared to shed a tear or two as the journey of the little girl Annie gives you hope for a brighter tomorrow. This celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.
“Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package.”
Experience Annie like never before by securing your seats at the show right now!