Broadway Musical Hit ANNIE ‘live’ in Jakarta

4 Aug 2016

Now ongoing at the CiputraArtpreneur Theater in Jakarta from 2nd to 14th August 2016, the revamped classic ANNIE, the world famous Broadway musical, is currently playing in the capital city in a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award winning original. The two weeks-long run in Jakarta will be the first Annie musical performed outside North America.

The musical tells the story of Annie, the bright red-headed, curly-topped little girl who lives in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Annie leads a miserable life until one day billionaire Oliver Warbucks takes her to his mansion for the Christmas holidays. The show will also feature some of the most beloved scores such as "Maybe", "It's the Hard Knock Life", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", "Easy Street", "I Don’t Need Anything But You" and the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow".

ANNIE is based on the book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.

The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years.

For the Jakarta Performance, the theater will hold one Annie show every weekday and two shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices range from IDR650.000 for a Bronze seat on a weekday show to IDR2.75 million for a Titanium ticket to a weekend show.

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