Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > The Arts NEWS

James Lapine to direct new 2012 Broadway revival of 'Annie' musical


UPI News Service, 10/14/2010 

James Lapine has signed on to direct the planned fall 2012 Broadway revival of "Annie," the musical's producers announced Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT
"Annie" features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan. It is based on the newspaper cartoon character "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray.

Lapine is the winner of three Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize with Stephen Sondheim for "Sunday in the Park with George." He was most recently represented on Broadway with "Sondheim on Sondheim," which he conceived and directed. His other Broadway credits as a book writer and director include: "Into the Woods;" "Passion" and "Falsettos," the book for which he co-wrote with William Finn.

Lapine is currently working on the new musical "Little Miss Sunshine."

The original production of "Annie" opened April 21, 1977 at Manhattan's Alvin Theatre and went on to win seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show was one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s and 1980s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.05390191078186 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed