1970s Shows



"Annie" is a musical based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray and has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The show opened at the Alvin Theater on April 21, 1977 and starred Andrea McArdle as Annie and Dorothy Loudon as Miss Hannigan.

A Chorus Line

"A Chorus Line" is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The show opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater on April 15, 1975, and moved to Broadway on July 25, 1975 at the Shubert Theater.

The Wiz

"The Wiz" is an all-black version of L. Frank Baum's story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theater on January 5, 1975 and starred Stephanie Mills as Dorothy and Hinton Battle as the Scarecrow. The film version starred Diana Ross as Dorothy (who in the movie was a Harlem kindergarten teacher) and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow.