‘Annie’ Heads Out on Tour During 2014-15 Season

‘Annie’ Heads Out on Tour During 2014-15 Season

The current revival of Annie didn’t take home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, but it will head out on a U.S. national tour next season.

Producers Troika Entertainment announced the news of the 2014-2015 tour recently, but have yet to release any further details including official dates, cities, venues or casting.

The Broadway revival opened last November at the Palace Theatre with direction by James Lapine and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. The production currently stars Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan. Other stars include Anthony Warlow (Daddy Warbucks), Brynn O’Malley (Grace Farrell), J. Elaine Marcos (Lily St. Regis), Clarke Thorell (Rooster Hannigan) and Lilla Crawford as the title character.

Music for the musical is by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book is written by Thomas Meehan. All three received Tony Awards for their work in 1977, the year the original production opened on Broadway. That production won a total of seven Tony Awards and also won seven Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy for Best Cast Show Album. A digital version of the 2012 Broadway Cast album is available now, and physical copies will be available June 18.

The original production opened in April 1977 and ran for almost six years at the Alvin Theatre, which is now the Neil Simon Theatre. The production held the record for the longest running show at the theater until it was surpassed by Hairspray in 2009.

A film version of the musical was released in 1982, and featured Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry and Aileen Quinn as the title character.

A 20th anniversary Broadway revival premiered in 1997, and ran for more than 200 performances that year. A West End version of the show opened the following year, and multiple U.S. national tours were later held, as well.