Jane Lynch to star on Broadway in 'Annie'

By By MARK KENNEDY

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Lynch has something to be gleeful about — she's about to make her Broadway debut.

The "Glee" star said Wednesday she'll be replacing Tony Award-winning actress Katie Finneran as the evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the current revival of "Annie."

Lynch, a veteran of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will play Hannigan for eight weeks from May 16 through July 14. Finneran will depart to film a new NBC comedy series with Michael J. Fox.

Lynch has an Emmy and Golden Globe for playing the track-suited, glee-club-hating cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on "Glee." Her film credits include "Wreck-It Ralph," ''Three Stooges," ''The 40 Year old Virgin" and "A Mighty Wind."

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