Leapin’ Lizards! TROIKA Entertainment, LLC announced today that an all-new tour of Annie will hit the road in the fall of 2022.
This new tour of the iconic Tony Award®-winning production is directed by Jenn Thompson, who at the age of 10 stepped into the role of “Pepper” in the Original Broadway production. Scenic designs for the touring production are by Wilson Chin, whose work was most recently featured on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of Pass Over.
“This show, with its iconic title character, continues to delight generations of theatre-lovers old and new by joyfully singing directly into the face of great adversity with perseverance, guts and guile,” said director Jenn Thompson. “For decades, Annie has continued to shine brightly, not only as an appeal to our better angels, but also as an example of the thrill of hope, hard-won: promising a better ‘Tomorrow’ not only for Annie herself, but for all who need her message now more than ever.”
TROIKA Entertainment’s COO and Executive Producer, Kori Prior adds, “We are thrilled and excited to have Jenn Thompson helm this new tour of Annie. She brings such admiration and connection to the material that we know this production will be fresh, new and full of the heart that makes Annie the show we all love.”
A multi-week city tour schedule beginning in the fall of 2022, as well as the full design team, will be announced later this spring. For more information, visit AnnieTour.com. Visit our show page to keep track of where the show will go as engagements are announced.
JENN THOMPSON (Director). Recent credits include MonsterSongs (developmental workshop TheaterWorks Hartford), Into The Woods (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), The Music Man (Goodspeed), Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); A Doll’s House, Part II (TheaterWorks); Shiller’s Mary Stuart (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Conflict (Mint Theater, NYC); Oklahoma! (Goodspeed), The Secret Garden (Denver Center), Miss Bennet, A Christmas at Pemberley (Rep Theatre of St. Louis). Jenn’s production of Women Without Men (Mint Theatre) garnered 2016 Lortel and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations for Outstanding Revival as well as 5 Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Director and Revival. Former Co-Artistic Director of Off-Broadway’s TACT/The Actors Company Theatre. Jenn was a 2012 finalist for the SDC’s Joe A. Callaway Award, for excellence in New York City directing. Up next: Anne of Green Gables (Goodspeed), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Children’s Theatre Company) and Chains at the Mint Theater in NYC. jennthompsondirector.com
WILSON CHIN (Set Designer). Broadway and Off-Broadway: Pass Over (Broadway, Lortel Award nomination), Next Fall (Broadway), Cost of Living (Manhattan Theatre Club), A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet (DR2), Space Dogs (MCC), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons). With director Jenn Thompson: The Secret Garden (Denver Center Theatre), Oklahoma and Anne of Green Gables (Goodspeed Musicals). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera, Dora Award). Film/television: Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee), “Game Theory with Bomani Jones” (HBO), “Blindspot” (NBC). Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. Instagram: @wilsonchindesign
TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer). For more than 30 years, TROIKA Entertainment has been producing, managing, booking, and bringing the Broadway experience to audiences around the world. As an innovative, full-service theatrical production company, we pride ourselves on creating high-quality productions and being adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the present and future marketplace. Current productions include CATS, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera and Tootsie. www.TROIKA.com