NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Australian actor Anthony Warlow is to make his Broadway debut as billionaire Daddy Warbucks in the revival of "Annie," the musical's producers said Monday.
"Annie" is to open Nov. 8 at the Palace Theatre. Previews are to begin Oct. 3.
Warlow will star opposite two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie.
Warlow is currently playing Daddy Warbucks in the Australian production of "Annie" at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
That staging premiered in December 2011 at Sydney's Lyric Theatre. Warlow also played Warbucks in a previous revival of "Annie" in 2000.
"I'm having a great time playing Oliver Warbucks here in the Australian production and have always loved Broadway and New York City," Warlow said in a statement. "So I am delighted to finally make my Broadway debut at the great Palace Theatre and in the exciting new production of this wonderful musical. I look forward to working with the talented James Lapine and his fantastic cast and creative team."
"Anthony Warlow is a true international superstar. We are so excited to welcome him to Broadway in our new production of 'Annie,'" said producer Arielle Tepper Madover. "I know he will be the Daddy Warbucks of our dreams."