Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on the Tribune Media Service Comic Strip, Little Orphan Annie
A Broadway sensation ripped from the pages of a . . . comic strip . . . with three Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book! Annie is a spunky orphan with infectious, unbeatable optimism and moxie. She’s determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel and bitter Miss Hannigan. She does escape, but is caught and returned, only to be selected as a Christmas ornament for billionaire Daddy Warbucks, seeking a needy child to stay at his mansion during the holidays. Shenanigans ensue, relationships grow, and even President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Secret Service join the fray!