Annie
86

Annie NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(788 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
6%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

About the Show

Original lyricist and director Martin Charnin directs this brand new incarnation of the iconic musical about an orphan and her search to find her parents, featuring famous songs such as "It's a Hard Knock Life."

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942 Reviews | 225 Followers
91
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if It is a timeless story, the acting, singing are all engrossing. Time fly's by, you wish there was another act.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

324 Reviews | 41 Followers
84
Entertaining

See it if Missed the original. Anything beats the movie versions.

Don't see it if Looking for the original.

216 Reviews | 222 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if You love a fun well-done, feel good musical. A great show for a child's first Broadway experience. You wIll leave the theater singing.

Don't see it if You do not want to have catchy tunes in your head for months or if you would not appreciate a story where children are the real heroes.

250 Reviews | 75 Followers
86
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if your an adult or bringing your family. Was great rendition of the timeless classic. Enjoyed the show and all the children actors.

Don't see it if you don't like the story of Annie. If you don't want to see a fun musical with kids.

184 Reviews | 373 Followers
83
Delightful, Entertaining, Family fun

See it if want to introduce children to live theatre or are a kid at heart and will enjoy this classic.

Don't see it if do not like kids or musicals with kids.

158 Reviews | 201 Followers
85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're as nostalgic as I am in that it was the first Broadway show my parents ever took me to. It's a classic and such a great show..

Don't see it if You are heartless

193 Reviews | 47 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you have a kid's spirit because every kid in the world should see "Annie".

Don't see it if you've seen it five times already. Read more

174 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Sweet

See it if you enjoy classic shows in period settings and are looking for family-friendly entertainment.

Don't see it if you hate kids or dogs or earworms. Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
December 18th, 2015

"Audiences still get a handful of winning orphans, some nifty sets and a bevy of familiar tunes — from 'You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile' to 'It’s the Hard Knock Life' to 'Maybe,' which Issie Swickle, as Annie, performs in suitably heart-tugging style. It’s likely that no one needs to hear another chorus of 'Tomorrow,' but Ms. Swickle renders it with a laudable lack of mawkishness...The production gets a boost from its surroundings."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 16th, 2015

"This tour is a purer and more honest one that reveals most of the simple pleasures in this modern minor-landmark work. The story is rendered in crisp and clear terms that put the focus where it should be: on the people...'Annie' may never again have quite the complex allure that made it famous, but this production makes a cozy case for it as a fusion of elements that can amuse and affect."
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Theater Pizzazz
December 18th, 2015

"This touring production is perfectly fine, albeit not quite as visually stunning as the 2012 revival. A 25-member company does what’s necessary to squeeze this schmaltzily endearing show for all its worth. Lynn Andrews’s Miss Hannigan, the...mean-spirited orphanage head, steals the spotlight. Andrews manages to make the character’s nastiness funny enough so we don’t really hate her, and she knows how to shake her considerable booty around with the grace of an overstuffed Giselle Kirkland."
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A Child Grows in Brooklyn
December 18th, 2015

"'Annie' hits all the right notes that a beloved slice of American cornpone should, and in trying times, it’s nice to be reminded that the sun will indeed come out, tomorrow."
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Chicago Tribune
November 19th, 2014
For a previous production

"Whaddya wanna know? I'd venture it's whether the latest bus-and-truck 'Annie' delivers the full 'Annie' experience....The answer is yes...The people who put this show together know what they are doing, and have done for decades."
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Chicago Theater Beat
November 20th, 2014
For a previous production

"Charnin’s direction leaves a little to be desired: one can tell it’s his umpteenth time at the rodeo from the mainly uninspired staging. Liza Gennaro’s choreography is well-executed but at times reeks of middle school show choir, even where adults are concerned. And as Annie, Swickle tries hard but fails to hold some of her longer notes, and doesn’t really engage with other actors unless she is speaking or singing at that very moment."
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March 12th, 2015
For a previous production

"It seemed to be a hit — especially among the bevy of excited children clutching little red-haired dolls...The knockout stage set was absolutely breathtaking. But it's the music that reigns: Charles Strouse's enduring melodies, accompanied by the sentimental lyrics could easily melt any grumpy heart...At times, I wanted instant replays. 'Annie' is sugary, almost achingly sweet, and it's impossible to watch it and not smile or, doggone it, wag your tail in appreciation."
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 30th, 2014
For a previous production

"A swell production that succeeds in delivering its message tied up in cheery holiday wrapping and with a sprightly Annie...This energetic 'Annie' doesn’t skimp on unpalatable realities yet it leaves you uplifted and humming more songs than you realized you knew...There were lags in the show, which runs about 2½ hours with intermission, and at those times I found myself nitpicking."
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