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Broadway revival of 'Annie' to close in January

It’s a hard-knock life on Broadway — the revival of Annie is set to close in January.

Producers said Thursday that the show will have its final performance on Jan. 5 at the Palace Theater. It will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. But a national tour is planned for the 2014-15 season.

Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, Annie first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs including “Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

The revival’s box office numbers were usually decent, without being fantastic. Last week, the show only pulled in half of its potential revenue — $720,823 from a possible $1,398,648. The show got only one Tony Award nomination, for Best Musical Revival. Jane Lynch played Miss Hannigan in the production for eight weeks, from May to July.

Constantine Maroulis gets 'sexy dangerous' in 'Jekyll & Hyde' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

It’s been 10 years since Jekyll & Hyde has been seen on Broadway, but a new production of Frank Wildhorn’s rock opera — headlined by American Idol and Rock of Ages breakout Constantine Maroulis — promises to bring the thrills when it hits the Great White Way in 2013 after a national tour launching in San Diego this October.

Pulling double vocal duty as the genial Dr. Henry Jekyll and his murderous alter ego Edward Hyde, Maroulis will share the stage with R&B superstar Deborah Cox, who plays altruistic prostitute Lucy. “It’s going to be sexy dangerous,” says director Jeff Calhoun (Newsies). “That’s what I’m going for.” EW is excited to bring you the first look at Maroulis as Hyde and Cox as Lucy in the new production: READ FULL STORY

Al Pacino back to Broadway in 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross will have at least one major name attached to it when the play returns to Broadway next season. According to The New York Times, Al Pacino is set to star in the revival of Mamet’s real estate shark tank saga, which last bowed on Broadway in 2005 and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

This time around, Pacino is eyeing the role of former top-dog salesman Shelley “The Machine” Levene, which Jack Lemmon played in the 1992 film adaptation. Pacino appeared in the same film as hotshot “closer” Ricky Roma, a performance that earned the actor his seventh Academy Award nomination. Twenty years later, the role switcheroo is a natural fit, with the older Pacino leaving room for an eager new actor to play Roma on Broadway.

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