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1989 TriStar Pictures cast:
SHIRLEY MACLAINE as Ouiser, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS as Clairee, SALLY FIELDS as M'Lynn, JULIA ROBERTS as Shelby, DARYL HANNAH as Annelle,
and DOLLY PARTON as Truvy





 

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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
September 5 - October 11, 2014
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Annie Oakley is the best shot around. And when she's discovered by Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for the dashing shooting ace Frank Butler. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out.

This rip-roaring western romp first opened on Broadway in 1946 starring stage legend Ethel Merman as the gun-slinging Annie Oakley. The production was a hit with audiences both in New York and London. The Broadway production ran for nearly three years and 1,147 performances.  It was so successful, in 1950 MGM released a film of the musical which Judy Garland had originally been cast as the lead, but was replaced during filming by Betty Hutton.  Seven years later, another Broadway superstar, Mary Martin, stepped into the roll of Annie for an NBC television broadcast of the show.

An interesting fact about the first Broadway production is that the show was actually produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II.

In 1966, Lincoln Center revived Annie Get Your Gun for a very limited Broadway run, once again starring Merman.  Following that, Annie Oakley and the gang did not return to the Great White Way until 1999 when a new production starring Bernadette Peters as Annie and Tom Wopat as Frank Butler opened at the Marquis Theatre.  When Peters, who won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical that year, left the production, she was replaced by country star Reba McEntire.  The 1999 revival "scored a bulls eye" when it returned to Broadway with a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar, and Emmy winner Peter Stone
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