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Annie’s Return to Broadway Is Only Two Years Away

Annie, the classic musical based upon the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, is returning to Broadway in the fall of 2012 for the 35th anniversary of the original production. Interestingly, Thomas Meehan, the author of the show's book, will be onboard to update the play for "maximum appeal to modern audiences." We're not sure what that could entail, but it seems inevitable that "It's the Hard Knock Life" will be reworked so that it jacks the beat from Jay-Z's Annie-sampling "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)". [ArtsBeat/NYT]

Photo: Columbia Pictures