Musical (1946)


Musique: Irving Berlin
Paroles: Irving Berlin
Livret: Dorothy Fields • Herbert Fields
Production à la création:

The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler.

Quand dans le Wild West américain, un show s'arrête dans sa ville, Annie Oakley participe à un concours de tir, le gagne et on lui demande de rejoindre la troupe du spectacle. Elle tombe amoureuse de la star du spectacle, Frank Butler, et consent à le rejoindre, bien qu'elle n'ait aucune idée idée de ce que peut être le show business, ce dont l'informe un des tubes du musical "There's No Business Like Show Business".
Durant le musical, Frank, bien qu'insistant sur le fait que la fille qu'il recherhce serait parée de satin… et sentirait l'eau de Cologne, ("The Girl That I Marry), finit par s'amouracher du garçon manqué qu'est Annie.
Malheureusement, son ego sera vite blessé et il deviendra jaloux lorsque Annie sera devenue une star et il la quittera.
Après plusieurs complications, qui gardent Annie et Frank qéparés, ils se retrouvent ensemble pour un dernier duel au tir lors du final du musical "Anything You Can Do". Annie laisse délibérément Frank gagner pour satisfaire son ego, et ils partent ensemble.

Synopsis complet

Original Version [1946] )
Act One
Colonel Buffalo Bill - Charlie Davenport and Ensemble
I'm a Bad, Bad Man - Frank Butler and Girls
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - Annie Oakley, Foster Wilson and Kids
The Girl That I Marry - Frank Butler
You Can't Get a Man with a Gun - Annie Oakley
There's No Business Like Show Business - Buffalo Bill, Charlie Davenport, Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
They Say It's Wonderful - Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
Moonshine Lullaby - Annie Oakley and Moonshine Trio
I'll Share It All with You - Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
Ballyhoo - Riding Mistress and Show People
There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) - Annie Oakley
My Defences Are Down - Frank Butler and Men
Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance - Wild Horse, Indian Braves and Maidnes
I'm an Indian Too - Annie Oakley
Adoption Dance - Annie Oakley, Wild Horse and Braves


Act Two
I Got Lost in His Arms - Annie Oakley and Ensemble
Who Do You Love, I Hope? - Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
I Got the Sun in the Morning - Annie Oakley and Ensemble
They Say It's Wonderful (Reprise) - Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
The Girl That I Marry (Reprise) - Frank Butler
Anything You Can Do - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
There's No Business Like Show Business (Finale) - Company

Lincoln Center Version [1966] - revised for the 1966 revival
Act One
Colonel Buffalo Bill - Charlie Davenport and Chorus
I'm a Bad, Bad Man - Frank Butler and Girls
Doin' What Comes Naturally - Annie Oakley, Kids and Foster Wilson
The Girl That I Marry - Frank Butler
You Can't Get a Man with a Gun - Annie Oakley
There's No Business Like Show Business - Col. Wm. F. Cody, Charlie Davenport, Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
They Say It's Wonderful - Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
Moonshine Lullaby - Annie Oakley
I'll Share It All with You - Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
Ballyhoo - Riding Mistress and Show People
There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) - Annie Oakley
My Defenses Are Down - Frank Butler and Men
Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance - Wild Horse, Indian Braves and Maidens
Ceremonial Chant - Wild Horse, Indian Braves and Maidens
I'm an Indian Too - Annie Oakley
Adoption Dance - Annie Oakley, Wild Horse and Braves


Act Two
I Got Lost in His Arms - Annie Oakley and Chorus
Who Do You Love, I Hope? - Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
I Got Sun in the Morning - Annie Oakley, Ensemble and Dancers
The Girl That I Marry (Reprise) - Frank Butler
An Old-Fashioned Wedding - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
Anything You Can Do - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) - Company
They Say It's Wonderful (Reprise) - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler


Peter Stone Revision [1999] - written for the 1999 revival
Act One
There's No Business Like Show Business - Frank Butler and Company
Doin' What Comes Naturally - Annie Oakley, Kids and Foster Wilson
The Girl That I Marry - Frank Butler and Annie Oakley
You Can't Get a Man with a Gun - Annie Oakley
There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) - Frank Butler, Col. Wm. F. Cody, Charlie Davenport and Annie Oakley
I'll Share It All with You - Tommy Keeler, Winnie Tate and Company
Moonshine Lullaby - Annie Oakley, Kids and Moonshine Trio
There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise) - Annie Oakley
They Say It's Wonderful - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
My Defenses Are Down - Frank Butler and Men
The Trick - Annie Oakley and Company
You Can't Get a Man with a Gun (Reprise) - Annie Oakley


Act Two
The European Tour - Annie Oakley and Company
I Got Lost in His Arms - Annie Oakley
Who Do You Love, I Hope? - Tommy Keeler, Winnie Tate and Company
I Got Sun in the Morning - Annie Oakley and Company
An Old-Fashioned Wedding - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
The Girl That I Marry (Reprise) - Frank Butler
Anything You Can Do - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
They Say It's Wonderful - Annie Oakley, Frank Butler and Company
Finale Ultimo - Company


The musical that celebrates "doin’ what comes natur’lly" began with an idea that was an absolute natural: Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley. Bulls eye.
The idea of doing a musical based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley originated with Dorothy Fields in the mid 1940s, who never considered anyone but her friend Ethel Merman for the lead. (By this time Herbert and Dorothy Fields had co-authored four musicals for Merman, the most recent being SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS in 1943). Merman instantly agreed to take on the show, but when the Fields’ longtime producer Mike Todd turned the project down, they took it to a team of producers who, though novices in the field of producing, knew a thing or two about musicals nevertheless—Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Having scored with two folk American musicals of their own (OKLAHOMA! and CAROUSEL), Rodgers & Hammerstein were all too happy to sign on as producers of what was originally called ANNIE OAKLEY. Hammerstein's longtime partner Jerome Kern was to write the music, Dorothy Fields the lyrics, and Dorothy and Herbert were to co-author the book. Jerome Kern's sudden death in November of 1945 changed everything.
Rather than scuttle plans for ANNIE OAKLEY, Rodgers, Hammerstein and the Fields turned instead towards finding the right team or person to take on the job of writing the score. All four felt unanimously that there was one person absolutely right for the job, but since he wrote words as well as music, Dorothy Fields would have to relinquish her role as lyricist. She had no trouble making her decision—if Irving Berlin would write the score for ANNIE OAKLEY, Dorothy Fields would happily step aside.
Irving Berlin had not written for Broadway since LOUISIANA PURCHASE in 1940, and, fresh from a patriotic three year stint with his revue THIS IS THE ARMY, he was at first skeptical that his unique style was still in fashion. The musical revolution that Rodgers & Hammerstein had fomented with OKLAHOMA! changed the rules, and Berlin wasn’t sure he wanted to play by them. Still, it made sense when Rodgers & Hammerstein suggested that Berlin borrow the script, look at it over the weekend and see if he couldn't come up with a tune or two.
Berlin took their advice and the following Monday morning he came bounding into their office with three completed songs under his arms: "You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun," "Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly," and "There’s No Business Like Show Business." Bulls eye again.
Directed by Joshua Logan, with sets by Jo Mielziner and costumes by Lucinda Ballard, starring Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley and Ray Middleton as Frank Butler, and with a rousing new title, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN opened at the Imperial Theatre, New York, on May 16, 1946. It was a smash success and the critics cheered.
"For verve and buoyancy, unslackening, there has seldom if ever been a show like it," said William Hawkins in the World Telegram. In the Post Vernon Rice declared "Irving Berlin has outdone himself this time. No use trying to pick a hit tune, for all the tunes are hits." Lewis Nichols of the New York Times modestly maintained that "it takes little gift of prophecy to add that [ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Ethel Merman] will chant their saga of sharp-shooting for many months to come." In fact, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN ran on Broadway for an astounding 1,147 performances. (The first musical after OKLAHOMA! to go over the 1000+ performance plateau, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was, along with Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I, part of the elite quartet of longest running musicals in Broadway's golden era.)
Dolores Gray starred in the 1947 London production, which ran at the Coliseum for 1,304 performances. Mary Martin headed the U.S. national tour, which began in October of 1947 and travelled for nineteen months; she subsequently played Annie to John Raitt's Ray Butler in a 1957 NBC telecast. MGM released the movie version of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN in 1956; Betty Hutton starred (in a role originally slated for Judy Garland), and Howard Keel played Butler.
In 1966 Ethel Merman re-created her role in a Music Theater of Lincoln Center production, presented by Richard Rodgers. Irving Berlin wrote a new song for this production, "An Old Fashioned Wedding."
In the years since, hundreds of actresses have played Annie Oakley, from Paris (ANNIE DU FAR-WEST) to Berlin (SCHIESS LOS, ANNIE!), from Evi Hayes in Melbourne, Australia to Chiemi Eri in Tokyo, Japan. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN has been seen in Kuala Lumpur, Zimbabewe, Venezuela and throughout Europe. The R&H Theatre Library, which licenses productions of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, estimates that 450 productions are given in the United States every year.
In the 1990s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN kept "doin’ what comes natur’lly" with a sumptuous studio recording from EMI Records, featuring Kim Criswell and Thomas Hampson under the musical direction of John McGlinn; a U.S. national tour starring Cathy Rigby, directed by Susan Schulman, which originated at the Houston Grand Opera in July 1992 and toured throughout the following year; and a U.K. national tour and West End production starring Kim Criswell and John Dierdrich.
At the end of the 20th century Annie Oakley aimed her bullets over Broadway once more, with a Tony winning revival starring Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat. Opening in April 1999, it ran on Broadway for over two and a half years, and spawned a successful national tour. In its second year, country music star Reba McEntire made her Broadway debut in the title role, and took the town by storm.
"Berlin’s greatest achievement in the theater," wrote New York Post critic Clive Barnes about the ’99 revival, "should carry ANNIE GET YOUR GUN happily into the next century and a bit beyond. It will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater’s enduring triumphs."


VERSION ORIGINALE 1946
Acte I
Overture — Orchestra
"Buffalo Bill" — Charlie Davenport, Dolly Tate & Chorus
"I'm a Bad, Bad Man" — Frank Butler
"Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" — Annie and her siblings
"The Girl That I Marry" — Frank and Annie
"You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" — Annie
"There's No Business Like Show Business" — Frank, Charlie Davenport, Annie, and ensemble
"They Say It's Wonderful" — Annie and Frank
"Moonshine Lullaby" § — Annie and siblings
"I'll Share It All With You" — Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
"Ballyhoo" — Riding Mistress and Show People
"There's No Business Like Show Business" (Reprise) — Annie Oakley
"My Defenses Are Down" — Frank and ensemble
"Wild Horse Ceremonial Dance" — Wild Horse, Indian Braves and Maidens
"I'm an Indian, Too" — Annie and ensemble
Adoption Dance — Annie Oakley, Wild Horse and Braves

Acte II
Act II Entr'acte — Orchestra
"I Got Lost In His Arms" § — Annie
"Who Do You Love, I Hope" — Winnie Tate and Tommy Keeler
"I Got the Sun in the Morning" — Annie and ensemble
"They Say It's Wonderful" (Reprise) — Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
"The Girl That I Marry" (Reprise) — Frank Butler
"Anything You Can Do" — Annie and Frank
"Show Business" (Reprise) — Ensemble

§ omitted from the 1950 film version
"Let's Go West Again" was written by Berlin for the 1950 film but was not used. However, there are recordings by both Betty Hutton and Judy Garland


VERSION REVIVAL 1999
Acte I
"There's No Business Like Show Business" - Frank and Company
"Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" — Annie, Kids and Foster Wilson
"The Girl That I Marry" — Frank and Annie
"You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" — Annie
"There's No Business Like Show Business" (Reprise) — Frank, Buffalo Bill, Charlie and Annie
"I'll Share It All With You" — Tommy, Winnie and Company
"Moonshine Lullaby" — Annie, Kids, Ensemble Trio
"There's No Business Like Show Business" (Reprise) — Annie
"They Say It's Wonderful" — Annie and Frank
"My Defenses Are Down" — Frank and Young Men
Finale: "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun (Reprise)" - Annie

Acte II
Entracte: The European Tour — Annie and Company
"I Got Lost In His Arms" — Annie
"Who Do You Love, I Hope" — Tommy, Winnie and Company
"I Got the Sun in the Morning" — Annie and Company
"An Old-Fashioned Wedding" - Annie and Frank
"The Girl That I Marry" (Reprise) — Frank
"Anything You Can Do" — Annie and Frank
"They Say It's Wonderful" (Reprise) — Annie, Frank and Company

Annie Oakley—a sharpshooter in the Wild West show
Frank Butler—the Wild West show's star
Foster Wilson—hotel owner
Chief Sitting Bull—Sioux warrior; Annie's protector, but used by Pawnee Bill's competing show
Tommy Keeler—knife-thrower in the Wild West show; Winnie's boyfriend; part Native American
Charlie Davenport—manager of the Wild West show
Winnie Tate—Dolly's daughter (sister in the 1999 revival); Tommy's girlfriend and his assistant in the knife-throwing act
Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)-owner of the Wild West show
Dolly Tate—Frank's assistant; Winnie's mother (sister in the 1999 revival)
Pawnee Bill—owner of a competing western show
Annie's brothers and sisters: Jessie, Nellie, Little Jake, and Minnie (Minnie was written out of the 1999 revival[4])

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Version 1

Annie get your gun (1946-03-Shubert Theatre-New Heaven)

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (New Heaven - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 28 mars 1946
Dernière : samedi 30 mars 1946
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :

Version 2

Annie get your gun (1946-04-Shubert Theatre-Boston)

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Boston - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 02 avril 1946
Dernière : samedi 20 avril 1946
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :

Version 3

Annie get your gun (1946-04-Shubert Theatre-Philadelphia)

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Philadelphia - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 30 avril 1946
Dernière : samedi 11 mai 1946
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :

Version 4

Annie get your gun (1946-05-Imperial Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Imperial Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 ans 9 mois
Nombre : 1147 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 16 mai 1946
Dernière : samedi 12 février 1949
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: La version de la création à Broadway. Le rôle principal est tenu par Ethel Merman…
The Broadway production was scheduled to open at the Imperial Theatre on 4/25/1946. The day before opening, a bolt that held a structural beam from which scenery was hung snapped. The Imperial's license was temporarily suspended until repairs could be made. An additional tryout booking in Philadelphia was quickly arranged.

Version 5

Annie get your gun (1947-07-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 1304 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : samedi 07 juin 1947
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: La plus longue série au London Coliseum, qui rappellons-le est l'une des plus grandes salles de Londres (2358 places). Dolores Gray jouait Annie et Bill Johnson jouait Butler.
Annie was originally supposed to be played by Pat Kirkwood. However, she was not able to star in the production due to a mental breakdown.

Version 6

Annie get your gun (1947-10-US Tour)

Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : vendredi 03 octobre 1947
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Joshua Logan
Chorégraphie : Helen Tamiris
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Mary Martin a joué le rôle de Annie Oakley dans cet US national tour, qui a commencé le 3 octobre 1947 à Dallas, Texas. Mary Martin quitta le tour à la mi-1948.

Version 7

Annie get your gun (1950-05-Film)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 17 mai 1950
Dernière : mercredi 17 mai 1950
Mise en scène : George Sidney
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Le film de 1950 "Annie Get Your Gun" est vite devenu une légende, même avant sa sortie. On s'est demandé qui hériterait du rôle qu'Ethel Merman avait rendu célèbre à Broadway en 1946. La MGM avait d'abord choisi Judy Garland, mais sa consommation de drogues et d'alcool ont poussé les producteurs à la remplacer par Betty Hutton. Heureusement, la claire et cuivrée Hutton brille dans cette fiction largement inspirée de la vie de Annie Oakley, la tireuse d'élite qui devint célèbre dans le Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show er gagna le cœur de Frank Butler, joué par Howard Keel. Le bariton Keel commençait sa carrière comme k'un des actuers principaux de la MGM dans les années '50 ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" et "Kiss Me, Kate"). Ensemble ils font merveille dans les hits de Irving Berlin "Doin' What Comes Naturally," "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," et le classique "There's No Business Like Show Business."
"Annie Get Your Gun" est sans conteste un produit des années '50. Le chauvinisme inclassable de Keel et le côté servile de Hutton deviennent vite fatigant (bien qu'elle lui résiste dans une guerre des sexes), les indiens portent tous des plumes et ont le visage peint, disent "Ugh" … Au nom du poltiquement correct, dans le revival de Broadway de 1999 avec Bernadette Peters supprima "I'm an Indian Too", ce qui fut fort critiqué par les puristes. Blague à part, l'excellent cast et une partition immortelle fait d'Annie Get Your Gun un classique des musical.

Version 8

Annie get your gun (1957-02-Wiener Volksoper-Vienne)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Wiener Volksoper (Vienne - Autriche)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 27 février 1957
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : ???? ????
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Création en langue allemande

Version 9

Annie get your gun (1957-11-Television)

Type de série: Télévision
Théâtre: *** TV (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 27 novembre 1957
Première : mercredi 27 novembre 1957
Dernière : mercredi 27 novembre 1957
Mise en scène : Vincent J. Donehue
Chorégraphie : Ernest Flatt
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Captation de l'US Tour avec Mary Martin dans le rôle principal. Cette diffusion a été la plus populaire de tous les musical diffusé sur NBC. Plus de 60 ons de téléspectateurs ont suivi la diffusion (57,4% de part de marché).

Version 10

Annie get your gun (1963-09-Theater des Westens-Berlin)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Theater des Westens (Berlin - Allemagne)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 05 septembre 1963
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : ???? ????
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Création en Allemagne

Version 11

Annie get your gun (1966-05-New York State Theatre-LCPA-New York)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: David H. Koch Theatre (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 47 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 31 mai 1966
Dernière : samedi 09 juillet 1966
Mise en scène : Jack Sydow
Chorégraphie : Danny Daniels
Producteur :
Commentaires : Il s'agit ici de la présentation d'une nouvelle version du show.

Version 12

Annie get your gun (1966-09-Broadway Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Broadway Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 78 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 21 septembre 1966
Dernière : samedi 26 novembre 1966
Mise en scène : Jack Sydow
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Une reprise à Broadway. Le rôle principal est tenu, comme à la création, par Ethel Merman…

Version 13

Annie get your gun (1967-03-Television)

Type de série: Télévision
Théâtre: *** TV (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : dimanche 19 mars 1967
Première : dimanche 19 mars 1967
Dernière : dimanche 19 mars 1967
Mise en scène : Clark Jones
Chorégraphie : Danny Daniels
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Il s'agit ici de la captation du revival de 1966 qui sera diffusé en 1967 sur NBC.
The production is considered lost. The video tape was presumably re-used. All that is known to exist is the audio recorded from someone's television speaker.

Version 14

Annie get your gun (1986-07-Aldwych Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Aldwych Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 71 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 29 juillet 1986
Dernière : samedi 04 octobre 1986
Mise en scène : David Gilmore
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
Producteur :
Avec : Suzi Quatro (Annie Oakley), Eric Flynn (Frank Butler), Edmund Hockridge (Buffalo Bill), Berwick Kaler (Chief Sitting Bull), Matt Zimmerman (Charlie Davenport), Maureen Scott (Dolly Tate), John Conroy, Michael G. Jones, Tony Pendretti
Commentaires : This Chichester Festival Theatre production was generally regarded as rather lacklustre, and although Suzi Quatro (billed as “America’s First Lady of Rock”) had an appealing personality, most critics felt she made insufficient impact as the gun-toting Annie Oakley. The original London production opened at the Coliseum on June 7th 1947 and ran for 1,304 performances, and made a star of Dolores Gray in the leading role. (The 1946 New York premiere was a huge success for Ethel Merman.)

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Annie get your gun (1987-05-Paper Mill Playhouse-Milburn)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 20 mai 1987
Dernière : dimanche 28 juin 1987
Mise en scène : Robert Johanson
Chorégraphie : D. J. Giagni
Producteur :

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Annie get your gun (1992-11-Prince of Wales Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 53 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 25 novembre 1992
Dernière : dimanche 10 janvier 1993
Mise en scène : Roger Redfarn
Chorégraphie : Gillian Gregory
Producteur :
Avec : Kim Criswell (Annie Oakley), John Diedrich (Frank Butler), Leon Greene (Buffalo Bill), Brian Glover (Chief Sitting Bull), Norman Rossington (Charlie Davenport), Meg Johnson (Dolly Tate), Veronica Hart, Alison Pollard
Commentaires : This production originated at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth

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Annie get your gun (1998-12-Kennedy Center-Washington) Pre-Broadway Run

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 29 décembre 1998
Dernière : dimanche 24 janvier 1999
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Un second revival à Broadway, plus de 50 ans après la création. Le rôle principal est tenu cette fois par Bernadette Peters… Peters a gagné le Tony Award for Best Actress 1999 (Musical) et le spectacle a gagné le Tony Award for Best Revival 1999 (Musical).

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Annie get your gun (1999-03-Marquis Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Marquis Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 ans 6 mois
Nombre : 35 previews - 1046 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 02 février 1999
Première : jeudi 04 mars 1999
Dernière : samedi 01 septembre 2001
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Un second revival à Broadway, plus de 50 ans après la création. Le rôle principal est tenu cette fois par Bernadette Peters… Peters a gagné le Tony Award for Best Actress 1999 (Musical) et le spectacle a gagné le Tony Award for Best Revival 1999 (Musical).

This production had a revised book by Peter Stone and new orchestrations, and was structured as a "show-within-a-show", set as a Big Top travelling circus. "Frank Butler" is alone on stage and introduces the main characters, singing "There's No Business Like Show Business", which is reprised when "Annie" agrees to join the traveling Wild West show. The production dropped several songs (including "Colonel Buffalo Bill", "I'm A Bad, Bad Man", and "I'm an Indian Too"), but included "An Old-Fashioned Wedding". There were several major dance numbers added, including a ballroom scene. A sub-plot, which had been dropped from the 1966 revival, involving the romance between Winnie, the young sister of Frank Butler's assistant and Tommy, her part-Native-American boyfriend was also included, and Winnie is Dolly's sister rather than her daughter. In this version, the final shooting match between Annie and Frank ends in a tie.
While Peters was on vacation, All My Children star Susan Lucci made her Broadway debut as Annie from December 27, 1999 until Jan. 16, 2000. Peters and Wopat left the show on September 2, 2000. Cheryl Ladd took over as Annie on September 6, 2000, with Patrick Cassidy as Frank Butler. Country music superstar Reba McEntire made her Broadway debut as Annie from January 26, 2001 to June 22, 2001 opposite Brent Barrett as Frank. Crystal Bernard left the national tour on June 23, 2001 to join the Broadway cast. Nick Jonas, who would later rise to fame playing with brothers (Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas) in the Jonas Brothers, played as Little Jake in 2001.

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Annie get your gun (2000-07-US Tour)

Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 25 juillet 2000
Dernière : dimanche 10 juin 2001
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: US Tour de la version du Revival de Broadway de 1999. Marilu Henner jouait le rôle de Annie et Rex Smith celui de Frank.

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Annie get your gun (2008-01-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 16 janvier 2008
Première : vendredi 18 janvier 2008
Dernière : samedi 09 février 2008
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Georgina O'Brien
Producteur :
Avec : Vanessa Barmby (Annie Oakley), Matthew Eames (Frank Butler), William Ludwig, Anna McAuley, Tom Walker, Claire Trusson
Commentaires : An extremely cut-down production, this actually used hand-puppets in place of the children in the show, and supplemented the two piano accompaniment with a series of strange sounds including spoons! However, it was warmly received for the great charm of its principal performers..

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Annie get your gun (2009-10-Young Vic Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Young Vic Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : The Maria
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 03 octobre 2009
Première : vendredi 16 octobre 2009
Dernière : samedi 02 janvier 2010
Mise en scène : Richard Jones
Chorégraphie : Phillipe Giradeau
Producteur :
Avec : Jane Horrocks ( Annie Oakley ), Julian Ovenden ( Frank Butler ), Chucky Venn (Buffalo Bill), John Marquez, Liza Sadovy, Buffy Davis, Niall Ashdown, Eric MacLennan
Commentaires : This production was very controversial. It had been updated to the 1940s, with film sequences of Annie getting medals from Churchill, Hitler and Stalin; it had been re-scored for four upright pianos; the “I’m an Indian Too” number had been cut; and the design included a kind of conveyor-belt, moving model water-towers, cactus plants and telegraph poles along (“like the one used for prizes in The Generation Game”). For some, Richard Jones’s production was brilliant, witty, startlingly revisionist and exciting. For others, “Jones is a theatrical show-off who feels the need to put his own personal and often malodorous mark on everything he directs, like a dog urinating on lampposts” (D. Telegraph). “Critics, get your blunderbuss” was the majority view of the direction, though everyone thought Julian Ovenden was the best-ever Frank Butler, most people loved Jane Horrocks’s Annie, and everyone recognised the succession of hit- songs as one of the great all-time Broadway scores.

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Annie get your gun (2010-05-Goodspeed Opera House-East Haddam)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 06 avril 2010
Première : mercredi 12 mai 2010
Dernière : samedi 03 juillet 2010
Mise en scène : Rob Rob Ruggiero Ruggiero
Chorégraphie : Noah Racey
Producteur :

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Annie get your gun (2017-05-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 24 mai 2017
Première : mercredi 24 mai 2017
Dernière : samedi 17 juin 2017
Mise en scène : Kirk Jameson
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Gemma McLean (Annie Oakley), Blair Robertson (Frank Butler), Mark Pollard (Buffalo Bill), Lala Barlow (Dolly Tate), Georgia Conlan (Winnie Tate), Dominic Harbison (Tommy Keeler), Daffyd Lansley (Charlie Davenport), Lawrence Gunturt (Little Jake/ Chief Sitting Bull), Sarah Day (Jessie), Chanai Ankrah (Nellie), Aneurin Pascoe (Foster Wilson/Pawnee Bill), Charlotte Alloway, Jack Warren, Luke Jarvis, Ashley Daniels

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1) 1946-05-Original Broadway Cast
2) 1947-07-Original London Cast
3) 1950-05-Film Soundtrack

4) 1957-??-Studio Cast
5) 1963-05-Berlin Cast
6) 1966-05-Lincoln Center Cast

7) 1986-07-London Cast
8) 1995-??-London Studio Cast
9) 1999-03-Broadway Cast

10) 2000-12-German Cast