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Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

by Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields and Herbert Fields

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Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun




A classic musical about the fictionalized life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley from songwriter Irving Berlin.


Story:

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler meet when she beats him in a sharpshooting contest at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and the two have to negotiate between their completive sides and their blossoming love for each other.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Librettist

Librettist
Dorothy Fields

Librettist

Librettist
Herbert Fields



  • Premiere
  • 1966
  • 1999
  • 1950 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
May 16, 1946
Total Performances
1,147
Original Cast
Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton, Earl Sauvain, Lea Penman, Betty Anne Nyma, Harry Bellaver, Kenny Bowers, William O'Neal
Director
Joshua Logan
Choreographer
Helen Tamiris
Musical Director
Jay Blackton
Orchestrations
Philip J. Lang, Russell Bennett and Ted Royal
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Lucinda Ballard
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

1966 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Sep 21, 1966
Total Performances
78
Original Cast
Ethel Merman, Bruce Yarnell, Harry Bellaver, Jack Dabdoub, Pawnee Bill, Jerry Orbach, Rufus Smith, Benay Venuta
Director
Jack Sydow
Choreographer
Danny Daniels
Musical Director
Jonathan Anderson
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Paul McGuire
Costume Design
Frank Thompson
Lighting Design
Peter Hunt

1999 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 4, 1999
Total Performances
1,045
Original Cast
Bernadette Peters, Tom Wopat, Ronn Carroll, Pawnee Bill , Ron Holgate, Peter Marx, Andrew Palermo, Nicole Ruth Snelson, Valerie Wright, Gregory Zaragoza
Director
Graciela Daniele
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele and Jeff Calhoun
Musical Director
Marvin Laird
Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Beverly Emmons

1950 Film Version

Movie Name
Annie Get Your Gun
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
George Sidney
Screenplay
Sidney Sheldon
Starring
Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1999 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Poster

Book
Annie Get Your Gun Movie Poster


Other

Merchandise




1967 Tony Award Nominations

Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

2001 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Special Award - Reba McEntire

2001 Theatre World Award Nominations

Reba McEntire

1999 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters
Best Actor in a Musical - Tom Wopat

1999 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tom Wopat

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