The sun'll come out in 2012 -- for a new Broadway production of "Annie."
The Tony Award-winning musical, based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, debuted in 1977. Producer Arielle Tepper Madover said Monday she's acquired production rights to the play that sparked a childhood interest in theater.
Among Madover's credits are "Hair," ''A Raisin in the Sun" and "Frost/Nixon."
The "Annie" score includes the songs "It's the Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow," a salute to optimism that predicts "the sun will come out tomorrow."
The play's Broadway revival is scheduled for fall 2012.