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Broadway revival of 'Annie' casts Daddy Warbucks

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The upcoming Broadway revival of Annie has found its Daddy Warbucks. Australian actor Anthony Warlow makes his Broadway debut alongside Katie Finneran and Lilla Crawford when Annie bows on November 8 at the Palace Theater.

Warlow’s more than familiar with the famously cue-balled role: he’s currently playing Warbucks in a regional production in Melbourne, and his take on classic Warbucks songs like “NYC” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You” can be heard on the Aussie cast recording released earlier this year.

The new production of Annie features direction by James Lapine (Into The Woods, Passion) and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights). Casting for Rooster, Lily and Grace — the three remaining principal roles — has not yet been announced.

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