Annie

I Think I’m Gonna’ Like it Here! I just made my MTI Broadway Junior debut with a cameo appearance as FDR in ANNIE JR. and it was an experience I will remember forever. The performances were a co-production between Riverdale Children’s Theatre and the Bronx House’s School for Performing Arts, both non-profit organizations from different [...]

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William Goldman said it best in his landmark 1969 book The Season. “It’s hard to be smart.” Yes, it certainly is. And while we have this message hammered home to us in some way or another most every day, I was reminded of it when I saw ANNIE a couple of weeks ago. I had [...]

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54 Below, Broadway’s premiere Supper Club is hosting two legendary MTI authors in November.  Martin Charnin (ANNIE) and Jason Robert Brown (LAST 5 YEARS, PARADE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 13) will share their unique talents at  multiple performances in the popular Times Square venue.     54 Below presents a dazzling new musical revue, [...]

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We couldn't be more excited and proud of our authors and their shows… MTI Shows Nominated for 2013 TONY Awards BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL – Best Musical Book by Jeff Whitty Music by Tom Kitt and Amanda Green Lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda ANNIE – Best Revival of a Musical Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charles [...]

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The Tony Awards are coming up next week and I hope you all will join me in watching Broadway's biggest night of the year! adobe cs6 direct download Here's some tricky Tony trivia to get you in the mood: 1. Which MTI show is nominated for Tony's this year? A. Annie B. Pippin C.  Bring [...]

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When ANNIE was enjoying its original 1977-1983 run, lyricist-director Martin Charnin had to replace many a girl who’d suddenly grown too tall. To soften the news, he’d take each to Rumplemeyer’s, a posh New York ice cream palace, before telling her that she was getting canned. What a shame that bookwriter-lyricist Gretchen Cryer and composer [...]

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It’s never too early to plan your theater’s holiday show, and MTI is pleased to offer a wonderful and diverse selection of musicals perfect for this coming season. Looking for a musical adaptation of a blockbuster holiday movie?  Ready to take a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge through the past, present and future?  Can’t wait to [...]

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With the 67th Annual Tony Awards quickly approaching, this morning's nomination list was an eagerly awaited thrill ride to kick start the remaining 40 days leading up to the big night.  MTI is delighted to see so many titles and authors from our catalogue receiving nominations for their fantastic musicals on Broadway this past year. PIPPIN [...]

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When you think of it, one aspect of ANNIE has never made any sense. At the end of the show, everyone is having a wonderful time, and not simply because it’s Christmas Day. Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily have been thwarted and captured; Annie and her new Daddy are together at last, together forever; not [...]

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Tis the season for shopping and holiday musicals. Or, in the case of YES, VIRGINIA THE MUSICAL… the combination of the two! In case you missed it, YES, VIRGINIA is a brand new musical that Macy’s created to build their holiday brand through…our nearest and dearest art form… musical theater! I’m raising a glass of [...]

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