Annie Get Your Gun

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the story

"Annie Get Your Gun" is the 1946 fictionalized musical story of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler.

For The Record:

The original production of “Annie Get Your Gun” opened on May 16, 1946 at the Imperial under the auspices of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II.  Joshua Logan directed a cast headed by Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton.

The Team

Book: Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin

Director: Graciela Daniele

Starring: Bernadette Peters, Tom Wopat, Ron Holgate, Valerie Wright, Carlos Lopez, Patrick Wetzel

Acclaim

Drama Desk Award

2001 Won

  • Special Award (Reba McEntire)

1999 Won

  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Bernadette Peters)

Nominated

  • Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Barry and Fran Weissler)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Tom Wopat)

Theatre World Award

2001 Won

  • Theatre World Award (Reba McEntire)

Tony Awards

1999 Won

  • Best Revival of a Musical (Barry and Fran Weissler)
  • Best Actress in a Musical (Bernadette Peters)

Nominated

  • Best Actor in a Musical (Tom Wopat)