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 Post subject: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:47 pm 
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‘Annie Live’ to Air on NBC This Holiday Season; Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron Producing
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/annie- ... 234971627/

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:53 pm 
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This is a great choice for a live TV musical. I have missed these, even if the final results were often a little wonky... Curious to see who will be Miss Hannigan and Daddy Warbucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 am 
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I also think that this is a great choice!! I hope this one goes to DVD; I know that Rent Live was a unique case, with the performance being not fully live due to injury, but I didn't get to see it since it never came to disc.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 1:09 am 
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I just want to tell you Amy, I saw Rent "Live!", and in my opinion, you didn't miss anything. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 7:38 am 
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Really?! Now I'm even more curious in a way! :lol:. I do really like Annie, so I am looking forward to this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:17 am 
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Casting news.

‘Annie Live!’: Taraji P. Henson To Play Miss Hannigan In NBC’s Adaptation Of Tony-Winning Musical
https://deadline.com/2021/06/annie-live ... 234771029/

‘Annie Live!’: Harry Connick Jr Set To Play Daddy Warbucks In NBC Musical
https://deadline.com/2021/06/annie-live ... 234782655/

Nicole Scherzinger Joins Cast Of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’
https://deadline.com/2021/08/nicole-sch ... 234810035/

Tituss Burgess Joins Cast Of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Musical Event
https://deadline.com/2021/08/tituss-bur ... 234813070/

NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Casts Title Role: Celina Smith Gets ‘Tomorrow’
https://deadline.com/2021/08/annie-live ... 234820784/

Jane Krakowski Joins NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’, Reuniting With ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Co-star Tituss Burgess
https://deadline.com/2021/09/jane-krako ... 234825675/

Megan Hilty Steps In As Replacement For Covid-Struck Jane Krakowski In ‘Annie Live!’
https://deadline.com/2021/11/megan-hilt ... 234873310/

NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Casts Actor Alan Toy As Franklin Delano Roosevelt: First Polio Survivor To Play Role
https://deadline.com/2021/11/nbc-annie- ... 234874469/

Andrea McArdle Stepping Away From NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Due To Family Matter
https://deadline.com/2021/11/andrea-mca ... 234880522/

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:37 am 
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I think Taraji P Henson is a really great choice. How exciting! Looking forward to other casting announcements.


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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:47 am 
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'Annie Live': First Look at Celina Smith as Annie in NBC Adaptation
https://collider.com/celina-smith-annie-live-image-nbc/

NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Producers Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron on Why It Took So Long to Get to ‘Annie’
https://www.thewrap.com/annie-live-nbc- ... eil-meron/

Masks, Vax Cards and an Army of Orphans: Behind the Scenes of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’ Dress Rehearsal
https://variety.com/2021/tv/features/an ... 235124329/

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:17 pm 
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I saw the commercials for this and just laughed. Another red-haired character down for the count. I guess red-haired people won't exist in cinema anymore.* :lol: I'll watch this for Tituss Burgess. I can see Hensen being a fun Miss Hannigan.

* When I think of Annie in general these days, the first thing that comes to mind is the South Park episode where gingers take over the country. There's one scene where ginger activists are protesting a non-ginger White girl playing Annie, one of the few roles that are theirs, and they maul her when she comes out of the theater. rotfl It's more the execution that was funny.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:55 pm 
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The character was already race-switched for the 2014 remake. It seems that once a character is race or gender-flipped, the change is there to stay for future adaptations.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
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I believe the reason Annie's race was changed in the 2014 film (aside from Will Smith producing and originally intending his daughter to play the role) is because when Harold Gray created the comic strip, he made her a red head due to the anti-Irish discrimination going on at the time. Discrimination against the Irish isn't as prevalent nowadays, but racism towards black people is sadly still widespread.

Even though this new musical production goes back to the Great Depression setting, as opposed to moving the story to present day, it does make sense to keep her black. It still honours Harold Gray's original intention with the character by making her part of a discriminated group.

I actually think Gray would be far more offended by the musical's pro-Roosevelt stance, as he hated Roosevelt and often included negative opinions towards his policies in the comics.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
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If we're talking about historical parallels, the type of discrimination faced by the Irish immigrants of yesteryear is more similar to the one Latinos face today. I think the reason this and most characters that get race-bend are turned into Black ones is because the Black community is more powerful and influential in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry at large than other marginalized groups such as Latinos, Asians, Indigenous etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Annie Live!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:32 pm 
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I didn't know--more likely forgot--HCJ and Scherzinger were going to be in this. Ugh. Same with Hilty, but I was happy to see her. :P It was alright, worth seeing. That's all I got. :lol:

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