Broadway veteran tapped for 'Annie'

LONG BEACH - Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie, will star as Miss Hannigan in the upcoming production of "Annie" at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach."Annie" runs Oct. 30 - Nov. 14 and is presented by Musical Theatre West. McArdle originated the title role in 1977. As Annie, she became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance and went on to star when the show was produced on London's West End. Since then, McArdle has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theaters in New York, nationally and internationally. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Among the entertainment greats she has performed with are Liza Minnelli, Julie Andres, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin and Martin Show. She also appeared on television with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and Dinah Shore. Tickets to see "Annie" start at $30 and may be purchased online at or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.

********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24