Why wait until “tomorrow” when you can get on the NYC TV & Movie Tour today to see locations from Annie, and your other favorite New York City films and television shows?
Taking place in the depths of the 1930’s Depression, Annie is about a fiery young orphan girl who lives in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long-lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster (Tim Curry), and a female accomplice (Bernadette Peters) devise a plan to impersonate Annie’s family to get the reward for themselves. The film is based on the Broadway Musical, which is actually based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip.
Daddy Warbucks is played by Albert Finney, who was also in more recent movies such as Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Big Fish, Ocean’s Twelve, and The Bourne Ultimatum. The mean Miss Hannigan is played by Carol Burnett who is a well-known comedian. She is most known for her work on shows like The Carol Burnett Show, The Lucy Show.
The production filmed for six weeks at Monmouth University in New Jersey. The University centerpiece, Wilson Hall, was used as Daddy Warbucks’ mansion. However, on the NYC TV & Movie Tour, You’ll get to see the famous Radio City Music Hall, where Annie and Daddy Warbucks have a private screening of a film. Radio City Music Hall opened in 1937, and is the largest indoor theater in the world with 6,000 seats. It was a movie house until 1979 when it became strictly a concert and stage show venue. Radio City has hosted the Daytime Emmys, the Tonys, and the VMA’s. Radio City Music Hall also housed the 1982 premiere of Annie.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.