“Into The Woods” To Face “Annie”

At Christmas, 2014. In other words, it’s Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock all over again. What? You’ve already forgotten the 2010 Oscar contest, in which Streep (“Julie and Julia”) and Bullock (“The Blind Side“), who had both won Golden Globes, competed for Best Actress; Bullock won. I don’t expect either of them to win for the new batch of musicals, although there’s always a nomination slot open for Streep. By the way, am I the only one who thinks it’s a little weird that the hip-hop version of “Annie” is going to star a white woman, Bullock, as Miss Hannigan? One should probably question her casting for reasons other than race, however: she ain’t going to come close to Dorothy Loudon, who originated the part onstage. Jane Lynch is doing it currently on Broadway.

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