"Annie: It's the Hard-knock Life, from Script to Opening Night" airs Friday at 9 pm

Jun 17, 2013

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 Opening Night" airs on Friday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m.

(l-r)Georgi James (Pepper), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Kate), Taylor Richarson (Duffy), Madi Rae DiPietro (July), Lilla Crawford (Annie), Junah Jang (Tessie) and Emily Rosenfeld (Molly) in ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (broadway at 47th Street). ANNIE features a book by Thomad Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The production in choreographed by Any Blankenbuehler and directed by James Lapine.