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‘Wild Rose’ Star Jessie Buckley’s Grand Ol’ Opportunity

‘Wild Rose’ Star Jessie Buckley’s Grand Ol’ Opportunity
Jessie Buckley is laughing. In fact, she’s laughing so hard during the onstage Q&a that follows the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Wild Rose that she practically lists to one side. The 29-year-old Irish actress is trying to seriously answer the questions that are being thrown at her, of course, but a gesture from a friend in the audience — or perhaps the sheer silliness of finding herself in the spotlight — has made her crack up. Sporting a mop of coppery curls and a magenta velvet suit, she comes
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Review Roundup: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in Annie at The Muny

Annie,based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip,Little Orphan Annie,is a seven-time Tony Award-winner and considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. It features unforgettable hits like 'It's the Hard Knock Life,' 'Easy Street' and the iconic Broadway standard 'Tomorrow.' You can bet your bottom dollar this is one beloved, multigenerational Muny favorite guaranteed to entertain the entire family.
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Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in Annie at The Muny

Annie,based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip,Little Orphan Annie,is a seven-time Tony Award-winner and considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. It features unforgettable hits like It's the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street and the iconic Broadway standard Tomorrow. You can bet your bottom dollar this is one beloved, multigenerational Muny favorite guaranteed to entertain the entire family.
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Seth Meyers Agrees With Donald Trump: Michelle Wolf Is “So Filthy!”

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Seth Meyers Agrees With Donald Trump: Michelle Wolf Is “So Filthy!”
Seth Meyers was thrilled President Donald Trump savaged Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner in a tweet that compared it to Meyer’s own Whcd host gig in 2011.

“Thank you for bringing it up,” the Late Night host told Trump, calling it “One of the best nights of my life.”

Meyers next took on Trump’s tweet in which he called Wolf, who used to work on Meyers’ show, “filthy” and “mean.”

“Just know, when you call her ‘filthy’ you are – so right! She is filthy!” Meyers said. “And she is mean, which is what we love about her! Because those are wonderful qualities for a comedian – and terrible qualities for free-world leaders.”

Meyers played a clip from his show in which Wolf had played Little Orphan Annie announcing she is getting a sex change.

“If you ask me, Sarah Huckabee Sanders got off easy!” Meyers insisted.
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Last Jedi Director Almost Ditched Broom Boy Ending

Last Jedi Director Almost Ditched Broom Boy Ending
Though it is a very dark movie at times, The Last Jedi ends with hope and optimism. And then there's a little tag at the end that works as its own post-credit scene, only we don't have to sit through all the credits to see it. Temiri Blagg is playing with his Star Wars toys, which include a self-made Luke Skywalker action figure, when he is chased outside like Little Orphan Annie to clean off the steps. We see here that Temiri is force sensitive, and that he has the power to sweep without using his hands. As he calls his broom to him, we quickly understand that we're probably looking at the future Master Jedi Blagg (which is kind of a horrible name), and it's evident that the spark has been lit, and that the Jedi are anything but extinct. Though, as director Rian Johnson tells it, the movie
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 4/21/16- Annie

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 3/26/16- Annie

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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How Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy, and Other Cartoons Helped Fight World War II

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How Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy, and Other Cartoons Helped Fight World War II
While World War II raged overseas, pop-culture creators on the American home front were in an awkward spot: How could their art help the war effort without becoming dry and preachy? How could they adapt light entertainment to document the anxieties and deprivations of life during wartime? Nowhere was this artistic crisis felt more than in the still-young (and insanely popular) mediums of cartooning and comic strips. Warren Bernard’s gorgeous new collection of rare drawings from the war years, Cartoons for Victory, dives into that strange period. The collection features single-panel editorial cartoons as well as comic strips and advertisements, boasting a high percentage of previously unseen material. There’s wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner (The Spirit, A Contract with God), as well as many less-known artists of the period. More than
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 4/21/15- Annie

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 3/26/15- Annie

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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John Ostrander: Newspapers and their Great Comics

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I’m a fossil. I know it. Proof positive: I read the daily newspaper. Not on a pad or tablet or my computer, I go out and actually buy the blamed thing. I read it during breakfast. Yes, I still get a certain percentage of my news from the computer and/or Jon Stewart and The Daily Show but I like having the physical newspaper, just as I prefer actual books to an e-reader. If I don’t get to read the paper, I get cranky. Or crankier.

I think I got that from my father, Joel W. Ostrander Sr. He was always the first up in the morning but, during my high school years, I was up second. We’d both be at breakfast and we would read the newspaper. I’d get the sections he was done with; that’s where I learned to be possessive about my newspaper.
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Annie Movie Review

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Annie Movie Review
Title: Annie Director: Will Gluck Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas. Director Will Gluckman, brings the musical ‘Annie’ back on screen, through the fourth film adaptation, following Columbia Pictures’ 1982 theatrical film, television sequel in 1995 and Disney’s 1999 television film – all based upon the 1924 comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray. The musical comedy-drama directed by Will Gluck is produced by Jaz-z and Will Smith. In this contemporary adaptation ten year old Annie Bennett (Quvenzhané Wallis) is a foster child living in Harlem, along with some other children, in the home of alcoholic Colleen Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). [ Read More ]

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A Look Back at the Many Different Versions Of 'Annie' Through The Years

A Look Back at the Many Different Versions Of 'Annie' Through The Years
From a poem to a play to a number of high-profile films, 'Annie' has been a very popular orphan.

From a poem to a play to a number of high-profile films, Annie has been a very popular orphan.

Columbia Pictures released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming musical comedy Annie, and in it we get a fun, lighthearted look at the world of orphans who are forced to be political pawns in order for a wealthy man to maintain his grasp on power and influence over the population. But, in a fun way, and also there's a lesson about love in there too.

However, this story goes back over 130 years through a long and complicated lineage of adaptation and interpretation in various forms of media. So let's take a look back at the history of Annie.

First it was a poem by James Whitcomp Riley called "Little Orphant Annie," written in 1885. Cartoonist
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Stage Tube: On This Day 4/21- Annie

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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The Sun Comes Out In The New Annie Trailer

At this point, you might be forgiven for feeling a serious case of remake-fatigue. It seems every other film these days is a re-boot or a re-imagining of some beloved classic or other, with very little in the way of originality on display. With the release of its new trailer, however, it seems that it would be inadvisable to dismiss the upcoming new adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Annie, as one of those tedious revisits. This one actually looks kind of awesome.

Annie is a comic book character. Well, a comic strip character, to be exact. Created by Harold Gray in his ‘Little Orphan Annie’ comic strip which debuted in August 1924, Annie was first adapted for radio in 1931, while David O Selznick produced a film adaptation for Rko in 1932. It was not until 1977 that Annie made her first ever appearance on Broadway, however – with its now iconic musical format
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Stage Tube: On This Day 3/26- Annie

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre now the Neil Simon Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers.
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‘Annie’ Trailer and Poster: It’s a Hard Knock Life in New York

The Annie musical – inspired by Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip (which debuted in 1924) – has been around since the latest 1970s; multiple film and TV adaptations have sprung up over the decades since then, including John Huston’s 1982 movie (starring the likes of Albert Finney, Carol Burnett and Tim Curry) and Disney’s 1999 made-for-tv feature of the same name (featuring Kathy Bates, Victor Garber and Alan Cumming).

So, if you do the math, we’re about due for a new screen revival of the Annie musical, which shall arrive later this year, courtesy of producers Jay-z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Annie (2014) is a full-blown modernization of the original musical, complete with new (read: contemporized) renditions of famous tunes like “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life” (supervised by Jay-z), in ...

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Now Casting the ‘Annie’ National Tour and Other Upcoming Auditions

Troika Entertainment is seeking talent for the national tour of “Annie.” This is the non-Equity tour. The story of “Annie” is from the Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” about an orphan who finds a home with Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. Troika Entertainment says this production will be a new presentation of the classic musical. All roles are being cast, and auditions will be held Feb. 13-14 in NYC, For more details, check out the casting notice for “Annie” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings!
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Rodrigo Santoro Finds Focus with Will Smith; Bobby Cannavale Joins Annie; Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts Join Kitchen Sink

Here's today's latest casting news: Rodrigo Santoro (300) will join Will Smith in Glenn Ficara and John Requa's heist movie, Focus. Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) is set to join Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne in Will Gluck's Annie. Patton Oswalt (Justified), Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) and Ian Roberts (Arrested Development) board Robbie Pickering's genre mash-up, Kitchen Sink. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from THR is news that Santoro will play a "powerful owner of an international car-racing team" in Focus. The picture centers on a con man (Smith) who kindles a relationship with a novice (Margot Robbie), who unexpectedly shows up when he’s prepping an elaborate con in Buenos Aires. As the antagonist, Santoro's character hires Smith to give his racing team the competitive edge, but also wants to call Robbie his own. Deadline reports that Cannavale will
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Cameron Diaz Joins Annie

Cameron Diaz has signed on to join the cast of Will Gluck's upcoming Annie , Deadline reports. She'll play the head of Annie's orphanage, Miss Hannigan, opposite Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx. Based on a daily comic strip that debuted in 1924, "Little Orphan Annie" told the story of a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by the rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. The comic strip, originally created by Harold Gray, continued long after the author's death, ceasing publication only recently (The final strip ran in June of last year and featured a shockingly dark cliffhanger finale for those only familiar with the stage version of the character). Better known as a Broadway show, the strip was adapted in 1977 as Annie and is famous for...
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