Katie Finneran to join cast of Broadway's 'Annie'

By the Associated Press | May 26, 2012 | 11:06 AM EDT

FILE - In this Tues., March 6, 2012 file photo, actress Katie Finneran poses for a portrait in New York. The two-time Tony Award® winning actress ("Promises, Promises," "Noises Off") will star as Miss Hannigan in the new production of ANNIE, the Tony Award-winning classic musical. ANNIE opens November 8, 2012, at the Palace Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Finneran is about to get evil — playing Miss Hannigan in the new production of "Annie" on Broadway.

Producers said Friday that the two-time Tony Award winner has been cast as the cruel head of Annie's orphanage in the show that begins reviews Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre.

Finneran won a Tony for her performance in the recent Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises" and another in "Noises Off." Her other Broadway credits include "Mauritius," ''Cabaret" and "The Iceman Cometh." Finneran starred this past season on Fox's series "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

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 "It's the Hard-Knock Life" and "Tomorrow."