Among the 500 New York
Foundling friends and supporters expected at the December
2nd 3:00 PM performance of "Annie the Musical," will be
Staten Island based Foundling families, many of whom have
never seen a Broadway show, and who have been trying to
rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The Foundling purchased tickets for the children and their
families with money donated from a campaign to support
real-life Annies across New York City. The Foundling is
hosting a pre-performance reception at The Palace Theatre
featuring a special performance by students from The
Foundling's charter school in the South Bronx, who will
serenade "Annie" composer Charles Strouse with their own
rendition of "Tomorrow. CNN Starting Point" Anchor and
Foundling volunteer, Soledad O'Brien, who will attend with
her family, will emcee. (This short performance is scheduled
to begin at 1:00pm.)
Other guests include the original "Annie," Andrea McArdle,
Annie the Musical Producer Arielle Tepper Madover, Director
James Lapine and "Annie the Musical" cast members.
Bill Rudin, Vice Chairman & CEO of Rudin Management Company,
Inc. and Anthony Watson, Chairman and CEO of EmblemHealth,
Inc. will be honored for their strong and continuous support
for The Foundling.