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Annie Live!

Watch Now: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith Rehearse NBC’s Annie Live!

Annie Live! is just around the corner, airing on NBC this December. Watch Celina Smith (Annie) rehearse the show’s most iconic number, “Tomorrow,” and discuss the song with Taraji P. Henson (Miss Hannigan).

The broadcast network’s live production of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical, which is inspired by the classic comic strip that first appeared in 1924, will air Thursday, December 2. In addition to Smith and Henson, the cast features Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace, Tituss Burgess as Rooster, and Megan Hilty as Lily St. Regis.

Annie Live! will be NBC’s first live musical broadcast since 2019’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring Brandon Victor Dixon, John Legend, and Sara Bareilles. The network’s past productions include The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray.

The special broadcast will be executive produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron, and Alex Rudzinski, with Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski sharing the directing duties. Choreography will be led by Sergio Trujillo. Jason Sherwood will oversee production design. Stephen Oremus will orchestrate the music direction. Emilio Sosa will lead costume design. The live event is being produced by Chloe Productions.