'Annie Get Your Gun'

December 31, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

The exclusive, pre-Broadway engagement of "Annie Get Your Gun" is currently in previews at Washington's Kennedy Center, with an official opening scheduled for Jan. 7. Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters stars as Annie Oakley in this classic Irving Berlin musical, whose score includes such chestnuts as "There's No Business Like Show Business," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" and "They Say It's Wonderful."

The production features a new book by Peter Stone ("1776" and "Titanic"), based on the original by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Direction and choreography are by Graciela Daniele, and Peters' co-star is Tom Wopat, whose credits range from the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" to the recent Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls."

Show times at the Kennedy Center are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 24. Tickets are $20-$75. (Today's New Year's Eve performance begins at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $20-$100.) Call 800-444-1324.

Pub Date: 12/31/98

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