Saturday, December 6, 2008

Musical "Annie" at Heinz Hall for Holidays

For Immediate Release
Veronica Corpuz, (412) 471-6082 / corpuz@pgharts.org

ANNIE’S BACK!
AMERICA’S MOST BELOVED MUSICAL HITS THE ROAD

Leapin’ Lizards! America’s most beloved musical, ANNIE, is back in 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Anniewill be coming to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall for eight performances from Tuesday, December 23, through Sunday, December 28, 2008, as part of the PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh series, presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
Performances are on Tuesday, December 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 1 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($20.50 - $59) are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at pgharts.org and by calling (412) 392-4900. For group discounts, please call (412) 392-4819.
“One of the best musical ever,” proclaims the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago
Sun-Times says, “Ageless ANNIE as engaging as ever.”
ANNIE, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of ANNIE to Broadway in 1977. Tony Award winning set designer, Ming Cho Lee, has created a fresh look for this new production.
The original Broadway production of ANNIE won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history, and ANNIE continues to be one of the most successful musicals ever.
Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever optimistic “Tomorrow,” you can bet your bottom dollar that ANNIE will bring a smile to your face.
In addition to Charnin, Meehan, Strouse and Lee, ANNIE’s creative team includes original Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by Theoni Aldridge and sound design by Peter Hylenski. ANNIE is being produced by Networks Presentations, LLC. For more information, visit annieontour.com.
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