ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life

Premiered February 2015

The show-stopping musical ANNIE, its characters and its songs are timeless and classic. For Annie’s return to Broadway, this documentary offers a memorable behind-the-scenes look at every step of a single ANNIE production number, from the earliest phases of discussion among the creative team, rehearsals with actors, to opening night on Broadway.

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Video thumbnail: ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage

ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life

Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a single number from the musical Annie.

55:04

Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage

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Video thumbnail: ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life Casting "Annie" Orphans

ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life

Casting "Annie" Orphans

Young girls from across the country came to New York for Annie's open-call audition.

2:40

Casting "Annie" Orphans

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ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life

ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life Preview

A memorable behind-the-scenes look at every step of a single ANNIE production number.

0:30

ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life Preview

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