1976 Goodspeed Opera House 1977 Broadway 1978 West End 1978 North American Tour 1978 U. In 1933, eleven-year-old Annie is in the Municipal Girls Orphanage, along with Molly (age 6), Kate (age 7), Tessie (age 10), Pepper (age 12), July and Duffy (both 13). The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

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Annie decides to escape to find her parents, but is caught by Miss Hannigan, who is currently suffering from a hangover.

She is angered by this and forces all the girls to vigorously clean the orphanage ("Hard Knock Life"). Bundles, the laundry man, comes in to pick up the blankets.

While Miss Hannigan is flirting with him, Annie climbs into the laundry basket and the orphans cover her up with the blankets.

Once Miss Hannigan realizes she is gone, the other orphans express their frustration ("Hard Knock Life (Reprise)").

Annie successfully escapes, running into a friendly stray dog.

As she comforts him, she tells him of better days yet to come ("Tomorrow").

The dog catcher is after him, so she pretends the dog is hers by calling him Sandy.

Tour 1981 Madrid 1982 Buenos Aires 1983 West End revival 1997 Broadway revival 1998 West End revival 1999 Television 2000 UK tour 2000 Madrid revival 2005 U. Tour 2006 UK Tour 2011 UK Tour 2011 Australia Tour 2012 Broadway revival 2014 U. Tour 2015 UK Tour 2015 Mexico City revival Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan.

When Molly awakes from a bad dream, angering Pepper and Duffy, July tells them to hush up and eventually gets into a fight with Pepper.

Annie gets up and tells everyone to go back to sleep.

Molly then asks if Annie could read her note from when her parents left her at the orphanage. Along with Kate, Pepper and Duffy imitate Annie's acting as if they were her parents ("Maybe").