Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NYC: learning the Big Apple through Broadway lyrics

Annie in Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular comic strip - it was published from the 1920's through 2010 - called Little Orphan Annie.

The musical "Annie" ran for nearly six years on Broadway, notes Wikipedia.[1] 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.