STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/4- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
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by Stage Tube
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today in 1999, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 1045 performances. Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. 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. Songs that became hits include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Anything You Can Do."
In celebration of this day, we bring you 'I Got the Sun in the Mornin' and 'An Old-Fashioned Wedding' as performed at the 1999 Tony Awards. Click below to check it out!