Annie Stay! Is coming to the small display on December 2 and 12-year-old actress Celina Smith has landed the lead position.
On August 24, she advised Today about listening to she was chosen to play Annie after a nationwide search, “We had been in my mother’s room and my crew known as and so they had been like, ‘What are you going to be doing this October?'”
“I used to be like, ‘I do not know,'” the Atlanta native continued, “after which they had been like, ‘You are going to be in New York doing Annie Stay this October!’ and I screamed.”
She continued, “It is simply so superb with the ability to carry out with such an iconic forged, and I am simply so excited for this journey to start out.”
The NBC manufacturing additionally contains Tituss Burgess, Nicole Scherzinger, Taraji P. Henson and Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks.
Annie follows the story of an orphan adopted by a rich New York Metropolis man. The long-lasting music “It’s A Onerous-Knock Life” is from the musical, which was famously sampled by Jay-Z in 1998.
Annie Stay! premieres Dec. 2 at 8 PM ET on NBC.