Wednesday, October 27, 2010
NYC: learning the Big Apple through Broadway lyrics
The musical "Annie" ran for nearly six years on Broadway, notes Wikipedia. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life" are among its popular pieces.
The movies called "Annie" are based on this show.
- Set in a Manhattan orphanage.
- 1930's, the Great Depression.
- The "Y" is the YMCA.
- The 5' 2" mayor was Fiorello LaGuardia.
- the frankfurter became the "hot dog" in NYC, the nickname being created at both Coney Island amusement park and at Yankee Stadium.