Finding the girl to play the titular orphan in Annie is hard enough, and producers of the upcoming Broadway revival certainly found a budding star in young Lilla Crawford (whom we interviewed back in April). But no production of Annie is complete without her familiar gang of orphan friends, of course!
Entertainment Weekly has an exciting first look at the bright group of young girls who will be joining Crawford when the classically optimistic musical (directed by James Lapine and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler) hits Broadway this fall. Click through our gallery for an exclusive peek at the hard knock lifers!
Emily Rosenfeld (Molly)
Emily Rosenfeld (Molly) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut as Molly in this production of Annie. She is an eight-year-old singer, actor and dancer who hails from Westchester, NY. Emily’s love affair with the theater began when she stepped on the Star Kidz stage at the age of three. She continued performing at Random Farms Kids’ Theater; favorite roles include: Gretl in The Sound of Music, Dickon in The Secret Garden, Michael Darling in Peter Pan and Big Jule in Guys and Dolls. Emily recently appeared as Hendrika in the Off-Broadway Actor’s Fund benefit reading of Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. She also sings with the Broadway Youth Ensemble and enjoys creating works of art and writing original plays and music in her spare time. Emily is grateful to Amelia DeMayo, Gulnara Mitzanova, Renae Baker, Janine Molinari, Gail Pennington Crutchfield, her agent – David Doan at Generation TV and most importantly, her supportive and loving friends and family. This is truly a dream come true!
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