Video recordings of original Broadway "Annie" performances...do they even exist?
March 14, 2012 2:46 PM Subscribe
...because Google-fu is failing me thus far. I'm in the midst of a random nostalgia attack regarding the musical "Annie", and would love to find a video recording of either a late 1970s or early 1980s performance. I've already got the original Broadway audio
soundtrack and I am not
looking for the 1982 or 1999 movies.
posted by aecorwin to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, I was addicted to the "Annie" soundtrack for a while as a preschooler, and recently I randomly picked up the original Broadway soundtrack version, which has in turn gotten me very interested in finding a *video* to watch of one of the earlier performances. Again, I do NOT mean the 1982 movie...that one is readily available on Netflix, etc.
I did some cursory searching last night and was rather disappointed to find only a scant few Youtube clips of bits and pieces of the play.
I realize the early performances (as in, those between 1977 and 1982) happened long before everyone and their dog had a video camera, but it seems kind of weird that NO ONE would have bothered filming the performance at least once, unless there's some funky Broadway taboo I don't know about that discourages such things.
Of course it should go without saying that I am not looking for bootlegs or anything like that, I was just sort of assuming some amount of officially-sanctioned filming must have occurred at some point of such a popular musical performance and was weirded out to not find any evidence of such a thing.
So my question is...am I just not searching the right places / using the right terms, or have these performances just truly been lost to time?