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  1. breakout performances
    Annie Live!’s Beard Guy Almost Didn’t Have a BeardJacob Keith Watson on playing seven roles in the live musical, the rise of Mr. Bundles, and pivoting to sea shanties.
  2. baldy connick jr.
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Annie Live!So much kicking, several endings, and one very good dog.
  3. musicals
    Annie Live! Elects Alan Toy As Its Franklin Delano RooseveltHe will be the first polio survivor to take on the role.
  4. replacements
    Annie Live! Swaps Jane Krakowski Out For Smash’s Megan HiltyAfter Krakowski contracted a breakthrough COVID-19 case.
  5. casting couch
    Maybe Now It’s Time for Annie Live! to Announce Its Annie, Celina SmithShe previously played Young Nala in the national tour of The Lion King.
  6. casting couch
    Tituss Burgess to Take ‘Easy Street’ to Annie Live! As RoosterAcross from Taraji P. Henson’s Miss Hannigan.
  7. leaping lizards
    Taraji P. Henson to Star As Miss Hannigan in NBC’s Annie Live! We love you, Miss Hannigan!
  8. best of 2020
    21 Songs That Helped Dance Music Get Its Mojo Back in 2020The disco revival was just the tip of an exciting year in the genre — even when we couldn’t dance together.
  9. obits
    Martin Charnin, Tony-Winning Creator and Lyricist of Annie, Dead at 84Charnin began his lengthy theatrical career on the stage, starring as a Jet in the original 1957 production of West Side Story.
  10. r.i.p.
    Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of Annie and Hairspray, Dead at 88Meehan wrote the book for several Broadway musicals including The Producers, Cry Baby, and Elf.
  11. fake trailer mix
    Colton Haynes Is Daddy (Warbucks) in Kathy Griffin’s Fake Grannie TrailerTogether at last.
  12. The Bodyguard: Punjab Resigns as Head of Warbucks Security Detail, by […] Dear Daddy Warbucks, Please excuse the tear-stained condition of this letter. Contrary to my stoic exterior, I, Punjab, am an emotional […]
  13. weekend box office
    Hobbit Leads a Strong Holiday-Weekend Box OfficeAnd The Interview has a modest showing.
  14. miss hannigan
    Why Won’t the New Annie Let Miss Hannigan Be Evil?The villain was robbed of her villainy.
  15. weekend box office
    The Hobbit Takes Over the Weekend Box OfficeHobbits rule!
  16. nostalgia
    Dave Holmes on Top 40 Songs Circa 1982’s AnnieFrom “Tainted Love” to “867-5309.”
  17. movie review
    In All the Ways That Matter, Annie Is a Giant Missed OpportunityJamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis star in this updated version of the musical.
  18. you’re never fully dressed without a smartphone
    How Annie Was Updated for 2014From Daddy Warbucks to Will Stacks. 
  19. cameos galore
    See the Trailer for Annie’s Movie Within a MoviePlease make this movie, Sony. 
  20. hackgate
    Fury and Annie Pirated Online After Sony Hack AttackFury has been downloaded more than 880,000 times.
  21. ‘SNL’ Review: A Step Back with Cameron DiazWell, that didn’t last long. Just one week after seemingly proclaiming its transitional era to be over, SNL reaffirmed viewers’ perennial […]
  22. right-click
    Listen to This Beck and Sia Duet From the Annie Soundtrack“Moonquake Lake.”
  23. trailer mix
    Trailer: How Is Annie in Annie So Well-Adjusted?A new trailer.
  24. you’re never fully dressed without a smile
    Hear Sia’s Take on ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed’“Your clothes may be Chanel, Gucci.”
  25. trailer mix
    Prepare to Be Charmed by the New Annie TrailerBlink and you’ll miss Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan.
  26. it’s a hard-knock life
    See Cameron Diaz As Annie’s Miss HanniganComplete with “HBomb” nameplate necklace.
  27. fun stuff
    Annie Wrote a Song About Ralph MacchioGreat!
  28. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: K-Ci & JoJo Return!In an age when R&B has forsaken innuendo for straight-up porno, K-Ci & JoJo’s entreaties have a quaintly chivalrous ring.
  29. it really is a hard-knock life
    Watch 3 Little Girls Learn They’ve Been Cast in AnnieFor once, enjoy when the kids don’t cry.
  30. casting
    Cameron Diaz Is the New Annie’s Miss HanniganShe got the role after Sandra Bullock bailed.
  31. dream casting
    Forget Beau Brummell, Let’s Cast the Rest of the Annie RemakeWe’re never fully dressed without our uneducated casting guesses!
  32. name changes
    Now Jamie Foxx Is in Talks to Play Daddy WarbucksBut he’ll be named “Benjamin Stacks.”
  33. rumors
    Is Justin Timberlake Your New Daddy Warbucks?Sony denies it, but …
  34. release dates
    Annie Gets a Late-2014 Release DateGet excited to spend Christmas with Quvenzhané Wallis.
  35. casting couch
    Quvenzhané Wallis Will Star in AnnieThe rumors were true.
  36. oh em glee
    Jane Lynch Joins Annie As Miss HanniganIt’s her Broadway debut.
  37. casting couch
    Quvenzhané Wallis in Talks for Annie RemakeCute.
  38. age appropriate
    Not Even Beyoncé Could Tempt Willow Smith to Do Annie“How about I just be 12.”
  39. growing up
    Willow Smith Dropped Out of Annie[Sad emoji.]
  40. stage dive
    Theater Review: AnnieGreat Recession, great Annie.
  41. exclusive
    Will Smith Wants Emma Thompson to Adapt Annie for His DaughterShe’s in negotiations now.
  42. remakes
    Will Smith May Take On AnnieStarring Willow, of course.
  43. right-click
    Guy From Grizzly Bear Now Apparently Into EaglesPlus: Remember Enya?
  44. leak of the week
    Annie’s New Album Leaks Just in TimeWe’re just happy we didn’t have to wait until October.
  45. right-click
    Q-Tip Has Fallen, But Is ‘Gettin’ Up’Plus: Smashing Pumpkins cover Iron Maiden!
  46. right-click
    Annie Pleads InsanityPlus: New music from David Banner and Liz Phair! (Sadly, these are two separate songs.)
  47. right-click
    Gnarls Barkley Showing Signs of ImprovementPlus: Annie!