Friday, February 08, 2008

Life after "Annie"

I receive a monthly email from The Broadway League called "Broadway Fan Club" which gives you the update on Broadway shows and other Broadway related stories (you can sign up for it too). Here's a story from the email about new documentary. Looks pretty interesting...

"What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Alyssa Milano and Molly Ringwald have in common? They all began their careers as child actresses appearing in the hit musical Annie!

The award-winning documentary 'Life After Tomorrow' by Julie Stevens and Gil Cates, Jr. reunites more than 40 women who played orphans in the original Broadway production of Annie and reveals the highs and lows of their experiences as child actresses in a cultural phenomenon.

Featuring Dara Brown, Martha Byrne, Martin Charnin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Allison Smith, Julie Stevens, and Charles Strouse, "Life After Tomorrow" is a true insider's glimpse of the Annie experience. Once the curtain came down, many found it could be a hard-knock-life, fraught with out-of-control stage mothers, separation anxiety and, worst of all, prepubescent growth spurts leading to replacements by smaller, younger child actresses just waiting in the wings. As one cast member in the film remarks, "The younger ones are coming to take your place and you're 12. It's not like you're getting downsized at 50 -- you're 12!" While their lives have moved on, the impact of the experience remains."

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