I've just been researching some stuff via The Stage newspaper archive yesterday, and ran across a snippet from the gossip columns in March 1978. It said that Diana Barrows was the new Annie on Broadway- and was being quite snide about how she had recently attended an auction and bought some of Joan Crawford's old jewellery at some enormous price. Was Diana B ever mooted to be the new Annie?-this would have been around the time Andrea went to the London show.
I had another nose around then for early Annie stuff- in the run up to opening the Stage kept commenting very negatively about it, as if they expected it to flop over here... all far too American apparently!
Posted on Aug 6, 2008, 3:48 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199