[Ans] “It’s the Hard Knock Life” is a song from which 1970s Broadway musical?

“It’s the Hard Knock Life” is a song from which 1970s Broadway musical?

  1. Oliver!
  2. Annie
  3. Mamma Mia!
  4. Fiddler on the Roof

the correct answer is Annie

Answer: Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. With music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, the original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years. The musical’s songs “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life” are among its most popular musical numbers. The cast of orphans sing “It’s the Hard Knock Life” as they lament their struggles laboring for the unscrupulous Miss Hannigan. Jay-Z spun this into the innovative rap song, “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” in 2002, where he likened the hardships of the orphans to the struggles of kids growing up in the ghetto.

[Ans] “It’s the Hard Knock Life” is a song from which 1970s Broadway musical?

It’s the Hard Knock Life” is a song from the musical Annie[1] with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin.[2][3][4] The song is sung by the eponymous protagonist, together with her fellow orphan girls, and is about how the girls are treated by Miss Hannigan.

In the 2014 film adaptation, the lyrics in the line “No one cares for you a smidge, when you’re in an orphanage”, have been changed to “no one cares for you a bit, when you’re a foster kid”. As well as the line “You’ll stay up ’til this dump shines like the top of the Chrysler building”, has been changed to “Make my bathroom shine, but don’t touch my medicine cabinet”

In the years since, Annie‘s been adapted into high-profile films (including a 2014 movie starring Cameron DiazJamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis) and enjoyed multiple Broadway and West End revivals. What’s Annie‘s enduring appeal? Part of it is the underdog-does-good story—Annie, as fans know, focuses on a plucky, resilient little girl whose parents left her at an orphanage as a baby—but the musical has also evolved and changed with the times, keeping it relevant through the years. In the 2014 movie, for example, Annie was in foster care rather than an orphanage, and the requirement that the lead sport red curly hair has gone away.

From the ever-popular Broadway musical “Annie,” this classic theatrical number expresses the hardships children face living in a depression-era orphanage. Always a solid choice for young singers, this easy-to-learn arrangement crafted specifically for younger voices guarantees success.

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