The Little Orphan makes a welcome return, tapping into the zeitgeist of the times in this captivating production.
Could the timing be any better for a Broadway revival of Annie? The uplifting musical sells not only the archetypal rags-to-riches fantasy but promotes belief in the power of government to deliver us from economic hardship. At a time when many New Yorkers are still reclaiming their homes in the wake of October's Atlantic superstorm, the show's depiction of the city as a bastion of resilience amid Depression-era woes carries special resonance. Throw in an adorable mutt named Sandy, of all things, and you have a handy remedy for both election fatigue and hurricane hangover.
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