By Associated Press
Updated May 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Katie Finneran is about to get evil — playing Miss Hannigan in the new production of Annie on Brodway. Producers said Friday that the two-time Tony Award winner has been cast as the cruel head of Annie’s orphanage in the show that begins reviews Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre.

Finneran won a Tony for her performance in the recent Broadway revival of Promises, Promises and another in Noises Off. Her other Broadway credits include Mauritius, Cabaret, and The Iceman Comet. Finneran starred this past season on Fox’s series I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, Annie first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs including It’s the Hard-Knock Life and Tomorrow.

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