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If you've ever wanted a job really, really bad, then you know the agonizing process between when you interview and when you get the call about whether you've landed the position. It's hard enough to go through that as an adult, but imagine as an 8-year-old aspiring Broadway star? Last week, PBS aired a documentary about Broadway's Annie and in it, included footage of eight little girls who received the call they'd been waiting for — yes, they would be cast in the show. Each child's parent caught their reaction to the news on video. Watching them get excited is like being told we landed our dream job, too.

11-Year-Old Georgi

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Broadway news

Theater buzz has been a little… slow, to say the least. March is when things start to pick up, and now we’re ever-so-slowly climbing out of the Broadway slump where literally nothing at all happens and makes reporting on theater things a little challenging. But we’re almost there! There’s some Broadway theater news, and there's not one, but two shows that will enter previews the week before March begins. Finally. Here's a run-down of what's going on.

New Broadway previews: Hands on a Hardbody enters previews February 24, and will open March 21. It's a light-hearted play about a group of Southerners competing to win a new truck. In order to get the prize, however, they’ll need to see which of them can keep his or her hand on the truck the longest, as they all stand beneath the sweltering Texas sun. I can’t help but be reminded of those competition reality shows that would take place on MTV’s "Real World/Road Rules" challenges — you know, like, being forced to bungee jump into a lake while wearing a sumo wrestler outfit. (Not an actual challenge that I recall, but close enough.) To top it all off, Hands on a Hardbody is a musical! I like a show that’s not trying to take itself too seriously.

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