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About the Show

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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Irving Berlin
Librettist: Dorothy Fields and Herbert Fields

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 and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Lucinda Ballard

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

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