New York City Center has announced that it will add a second performance of its upcoming Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on October 28. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual gala. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, both performances will feature the Encores! orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman.
Additional casting for the show has also been announced. The cast will feature Tony-honored performers including Andy Karl (On The Twentieth Century), Chuck Cooper (Amazing Grace), Judy Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), and Ron Raines (Follies). The concert's ensemble will include Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Laura D'Andre, Nicolas Dávila, Christine DiGiallonardo, Leah Horowitz, Miles Johnson, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Amy Justman, Patricia Noonan, Daniel Schwait, and Nicholas Ward. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Annie Get Your Gun features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Loosely based on the true story of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her tempestuous romance with gunslinger Frank Butler, the musical features many musical favorites, including "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "Anything You Can Do." The original production starred Ethel Merman and opened at the Imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946.
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