The Tony Award-winning musical “Annie” based on American cartoonist Harold Gray’s classic comic strip debuted on Broadway on this day in 1977. Featuring the timeless songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life”, the play was an instant success, running for nearly six years at the Neil Simon Theatre in Midtown Manhattan. Gray’s comic strip debuted in August 1924, following the adventures of an adorable red-haired girl named Annie and her dog Sandy, providing the basis for the Broadway adaptation. Vintage editions “Little Orphan Annie” continued running in newspapers across the country until 2010 when the comic strip was officially cancelled.
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