the reason why Lilla didn't come back is because she is filming for a Into the Woods.
Filming has wrapped. According to Lilla's twitter she's been out and about in NYC since early December.
Wow, already? That fast?
I agree and wouldn't give much credence to it. Even if it were true(I have no clue either way) we have to remember we are talking aboout children.
If you read my one post, the reason she didn't show up may be this simple. She probably didn't want to steal Taylor's spotlight on closing night. After all, Taylor is or was the current and only Annie on Broadway. To me, it would seem improper for a former Annie to step into the current Annie's spotlight on closing night, unless Taylor actually invited her. I believe this is the same reason Sadie never came out to sign autographs on closing day matinee.