Continuing Stage Door's
Cast Album Masters Series is the CD debut of the 'Annie'
Original London Cast Recording. Based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie', with music by
Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas
Meehan, 'Annie' transferred to the West End in 1978 following its multi Tony award winning Broadway debut the previous year.
The original London Cast of 'Annie' featured Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle in the title role, alternating the part with British actress
Ann-Marie Gwatkin (who features on the London Cast Recording). Also starring in the original London cast were
Sheila Hancock as Miss Hannigan, Stratford Johns as Daddy
Kenneth Nelson as Rooster, Judith Paris as Grace Farrell and Matt Zimmerman as Bert Healy.
Produced by Nicky Graham and recorded by CBS Records in June 1978, the London Cast Recording of 'Annie' effectively captures Charles Strouse and Martin Charin's vibrant and timeless score, featuring the musical theatre standards
'Tomorrow', 'The Hard-Knock Life' and 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'.
'Annie' London Cast Recording is licensed courtesy of
Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.
DATE: FEBRUARY 28th, 2020