* ThePeteBest:
** Kristen Vigard played Annie for one week in out-of-town previews before being replaced by Andrea [=McArdle=].
** Joanna Pacitti was the highly-hyped newcomer cast for the 1997 Broadway revival, but was fired during rehearsals. (This became fodder for a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' bit via a "Weekend Update" segment.)
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: And what ''was''. Many studios bid for the movie rights to the stage musical. Hanna-Barbera even tried to get the rights with the intention of turning it into an animated TV special. When Columbia Pictures won out (and paid a record amount for movie rights to ''any'' property in the process), Paramount Pictures decided to put their own comic strip-based musical into production to FollowTheLeader -- the result was ''Film/{{Popeye}}''.