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Review: Revival of ‘Annie’ won’t make lizards leap

November 9, 2012 • Entertainment


This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, left, with Lilla Crawford in the title role of the musical “Annie,” in New York. Warlow first played Warbucks in 2000 and then again beginning in late 2011, both in Australia. Now he makes his Broadway debut on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — It is an odd thing indeed to watch Sandy get a huge ovation from New Yorkers.

But in a quirk of timing, the storm that has caused so much misery across the city also shares its name with a hairy mutt who stars in a new Broadway revival of “Annie.”

Thankfully, theatergoers are a forgiving sort and the Sandy who bounds about onstage at the Palace Theatre produces mostly appreciative coos — one of the highlights of a somewhat uneven revival that opened Thursday.

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