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NEW YORK -- From spunky "Little Miss Sunshine" to an even more heroic young girl.

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Abigail Breslin will play Helen Keller in the first Broadway revival of William Gibson's "The Miracle Worker," scheduled to open March 3 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

Alison Pill will portray Annie Sullivan, the determined instructor who teaches the deaf and blind Helen how to communicate.

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Producer David Richenthal says the production will begin preview performances Feb. 12.

"The Miracle Worker" will be the 13-year-old Breslin's Broadway debut. Among her other films are "Signs" and "Zombieland," currently in release.

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