The last full production of the popular show closed in the Big Apple in 1997 and with the exception of a small touring production gracing Madison Square Garden in 2006, the lovable orphan has been absent from the New York stage for more than a decade.
Now the original team behind the stage show hit is preparing to reunite to give Annie a modern make-over for a new production.
Producer Arielle Tepper Madover has acquired the rights to the show, and has persuaded composer Charles Strouse, lyricist Martin Charnin and book writer Thomas Meehan to take another look at the material and consider updating it, according to Variety.com.
The British actor took on the role of Shakespeare's Danish prince for the second time this year (09), after transferring the show from London's West End to the Big Apple in September (09).
Broadway theatre critics were split over the actor's delivery, with Bloomberg News panning Law as "flashy, frequently jocular and unsubtle", while The Hollywood Reporter praised him for a performance "as intelligent as it is dynamic".
But producers are praising the cast and crew, because the show has become a hit among theatregoers three months after it debuted.
Producer Arielle Tepper Madover says, "It's heartening to see that Shakespeare can be a commercial success on Broadway, as well as seeing so many young audience members at the Broadhurst (theatre) experiencing their first Shakespeare production."
Law will star in the production until 6 December (09).