"Annie" returns to Broadway for the first time in 15 years in a handsome if somewhat checkered new production that's nevertheless superior to the redheaded orphan's previous two visits to Gotham.
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James Lapine has been tapped to helm the Broadway revival of "Annie," targeting Broadway for fall 2012.
The Donmar Warehouse production of "Hamlet" toplined by Jude Law will make the transatlantic leap to Broadway this fall.
"Billy Elliot" racked up a whopping 15 noms for the 2009 Tony Awards, with the smaller-scale tuner perceived as its major competition, "Next to Normal," coming in at 11 nods.
Is it worth ponying up at the Ahmanson for the national tour of Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon," in the wake of 2008's pic version? You bet -- first and foremost for absorption in the themes only…