NBC debuted their highly-anticipated musical Annie Live! Thursday night starring newcomer Celina Smith as the title character as well as Harry Connick Jr., Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Sherzinger, Tituss Burgess, and Megan Hilty. While the Broadway musical has been loved by viewers since it debuted in 1977, later being adapted into its first film in 1982, the live NBC special Thursday had Twitter singing their praises. Fans loved hearing the hits like "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life," but it was the latter that had some pleasantly surprised by the choreography, particularly because of its stepping sequence. As for the acting performances, while it's no surprise fans loved Henson as Miss Hannigan, Burgess as Rooster and Hilty as Lily St. Regis, they especially were surprised and moved by 13-year-old Celina Smith, who beat out numerous hopefuls in a nationwide search. In fact, Annie Live! was so good that viewers were surprised they watched the entire three hour special. Overall, it was a fun, light-hearted night, which is exactly what viewers were looking for. And with Broadway recently reopening after being shut down for a year and a half due to COVID-19, you can bet your bottom dollar many people will be thinking about heading to the theater as soon as possible for more.