Annie Get Your Gun [1999 Broadway Revival Cast]

Annie Get Your Gun [1999 Broadway Revival Cast]

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Overview

Composer Jerome Kern once said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music -- he is American music." One listen to the wonderful new cast recording of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Berlin's 1946 masterwork, turns Kern's praise into understatement. Starring Tony-winning diva Bernadette Peters as the celebrated sharpshooter Annie Oakley and former "Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat as her scrapping boyfriend, Wild West showman Frank Butler, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is a veritable greatest hits of Broadway, featuring standards like "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," and the all-time theater anthem, "There's No Business Like Show Business." Peters is charming as the ornery gal who learns "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," adding a touch of vulnerability to the role once copyrighted by the brassier Ethel Merman. Wopat's warm baritone glows on "The Girl That I Marry," while his feisty duets with Peters -- "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" and "They Say It's Wonderful" -- convince you once again that Berlin's music is as fresh, vibrant, and endearing today as it was more than a half-century ago.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/1999
Label: Angel Records
UPC: 0724355681225
catalogNumber: 56812

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bernadette Peters   cast
Tom Wopat   cast
Kevin Bailey   cast
John Campo   Reeds
Richard Hendrickson   Violin
Christian Jaudes   Trumpet
Dale Kirkland   Tenor Trombone
Jesse Levy   Cello
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Joe Mosello   Trumpet
Cubby O'Brien   Drums
John Pintavalle   Violin
Tony Posk   Violin
Beth Ravin   Percussion
Scott   Reeds
Heidi Stubner   Violin
Roger Wendt   French Horn
Clay Reude   Cello
William Ellison   Bass
Marvin Laird   Conductor
Ed Hamilton   Banjo,Guitar
Marisol Espada   Cello
Todd Reynolds   Concert Master
Susan Follari   Viola
Victor Schultz   Violin
Nicholas Archer   Synthesizer
Carlos López   cast
Cassidy Ladden   cast
Ronn Carroll   cast
Ronald Holgate   cast
Kisha Howard   cast
Eric Sciotto   cast
Shaun Amyot   cast
Valerie Wright   cast
Rick Spaans   cast
Jenny Lynn Suckling   cast
Terrence Cook   Reeds
Leasen Beth Almquist   cast
Brad Bradley   cast
Randy Donaldson   cast
Trevor M Eaton   cast
Madeleine Ehlert   cast
Richard Clark   Violin,Viola
Kerri Lee   cast
Peter Marx   cast
Andrew Palermo   cast
Nicole Ruth Snelson   cast
Gregory Zaragoza   cast
Patrick Wetzel   cast
Mia Walker   cast
David Villella   cast
Timothy Edward Smith   cast
Nina Simon   Violin
Morty Silver   Reeds
Kelli Bond Severson   cast
Desiree Parkman   cast
Morris Kianuma   Trombone,Tuba
Christopher Coucill   cast
Pattie D'Beck   cast
Ken Dybisz   Reeds
Julia Fowler   cast
William Gailson   Harmonica
Blair Goldberg   cast
Adrienne Hurd   cast

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bruce Coughlin   Orchestration
Steve Ferrera   Producer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
John McDaniel   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mark Stutzman   Illustrations
Gordon H. Jee   Art Direction

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Annie Get Your Gun [1999 Broadway Revival Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a clear and crisp recording of an American Broadway classic! It's true, this version This is deletes a couple of numbers from the score, (Colonel Buffalo Bill, etc.), but come on, let's get contemporary and keep the audience alive, shall we! Bernadette Peters is excellent in the lead (is she ever going to return to the role?). Tom Wopat, is sexy, and rugged in his role, singing ''The Girl that I Marry'', and probably one of the most recorded songs of all time, ''They Say it's Wonderful''. By the way, Michael Poss, a recording vocalist in the Cabaret/Pop genre, has included Irving Berlin's ''They Say It's Wonderful'' on his new CD release entitled ''Silver Screen Serenades''. This particularly rendition is beautifully and cleverly infused with Richard Carpenter's ''I Need To Be In Love'' for an added emotional dimension. It's amazing to think of all the women who have portrayed the character's title role on Broadway. Through the years, many actresses from Bernadette Peters to Cheryl Ladd and now even Reba McEntire have added another shade and color to the role of Annie Oakley, yet, one still often thinks of the original role created and stamped by Ethel Merman. At the time, Irving Berlin was extremely unsure about writing songs for a Broadway musical. Yet, in retrospect, this true American success story combined with Mr. Berlin's sixth sense of songwriting demonstrate a good lesson in ''I don't know what I'm writing, but let's take a shot at it, and see what happens''. With today's exorbitant costs of producing an original major Broadway musical, and with so much more at stake, this CD is a gift and also a sad reminder of ''the way Broadway once was''. Great job on a great CD of a timeless Broadway classic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's awesome