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11-year-old unveiled as Broadway's newest 'Annie'

Friday, April 27, 2012
This undated photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows actress Lilla Crawford. On Friday, April 27, 2012, Crawford was unveiled as the girl slated to play the title role in a fall revival of the Tony Award-winning musical Annie. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

This undated photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows actress Lilla Crawford. On Friday, April 27, 2012, Crawford was unveiled as the girl slated to play the title role in a fall revival of the Tony Award-winning musical "Annie." (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Broadway's newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles with long black curly hair who is already a Broadway veteran.

Lilla Crawford was unveiled Friday as the girl slated to play the title role in a fall revival of the Tony Award-winning musical "Annie."

Says Crawford: "It's going to be so fun."

She made her Broadway debut last year playing Debbie in the closing cast of "Billy Elliot."

Crawford, who has been in a community theater production of "Annie," beat out over 5,000 other little girls to play Annie during a coast-to-coast search that spanned nine months.

Says her mother, AnneMerie Donoghue: "I'm incredibly proud of her."

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