ANNIE: It's the Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage

ANNIE: It's the Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 5:00pm

At front(l-r), Georgi James (Pepper), Emily Rosenfeld (Molly), Madi Rae DiPietro (July). At back(l-r), Lilla Crawford (Annie), Junah Jang (Tessie), Taylor Richarson (Duffy) and Tyrah Skye Odoms (Kate) in ANNIE.

Credit: Courtesy of Joan Marcus

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a single production number from the musical Annie. 

The show-stopping musical Annie, its characters and its songs are timeless and classic. It’s been 35 years since the little orphan Annie first stepped onto a Broadway stage. For Annie’s return to Broadway, this documentary offers a memorable behind-the-scenes look at every step of a single Annie production number, from the earliest phases of discussion among the creative team, rehearsals with actors, to opening night on Broadway. Through the staging of the song “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” viewers are introduced to the work of the actors who play the orphans and the professionals who shape and contribute to the final production of the song. ANNIE: It's the Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage airs on WXXI-TV Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. and encores Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

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