NBC this Thursday evening included to its repertoire Annie Dwell! Did you appreciate it like tomorrow (which, I listen to, is usually a working day absent)?
Annie Dwell! starred 12-calendar year-outdated Celina Smith, of Atlanta, as the titular orphan, whilst Harry Connick Jr. (Will & Grace) in a novelty-keep bald cap performed Daddy Warbucks and Taraji P. Henson (Empire) loaded Pass up Hannigan’s reasonable sneakers.
Rounding out the major ensemble have been singer Nicole Scherzinger as Grace, as well as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess and Smash‘s Megan Hilty (stepping in for a COVID-good Jane Krakowski) as Rooster and Lily/Ralph and Shirley Mudge.
Sandy was performed by… a pet named Sandy.
The are living generation — NBC’s sixth these musical in the earlier 8 yrs, as in depth under — went off with nary a main hitch (preserve for some wayward cameras and a dropped-out mic right here and there), executed in entrance of a totally vaccinated and masked viewers of approximately 500 individuals.
NBC’s past are living musical productions involve 2013’s The Seem of Audio Dwell! (which Television set Magazine visitors gave an normal quality of C, whilst 18.six million viewers tuned in)… 2014’s Peter Pan Dwell! (Television set Magazine reader quality C, nine.two million viewers), 2015’s The Wiz Dwell! (Television set Magazine reader quality A-, 11.five million viewers)… 2016’s Hairspray Dwell! (Television set Magazine reader quality B, nine.one million viewers)… and 2018’s Jesus Christ Celebrity Dwell in Live performance (Television set Magazine reader quality B+, nine.four million viewers). In 2020, the community aired Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical, a prerecorded phase exhibit headlined by Matthew Morrison (Television set Magazine reader quality D, two.five million viewers).