Annie Get Your Gun star Tom Wopat will mark three separate anniversaries on Sept. 1, at noon, when he appears at the Times Square Visitors Center, on Broadway, between 46th and 47th streets. The first is the one-year anniversary of the center, which opened its doors on Sept. 2 of last year. The second red-letter day actually occurred a week ago, on Aug. 25, when Annie Get Your Gun celebrated its 200th performance on Broadway. As for the third -- Annie Get Your Gun's namesake, sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, would have been 139 this year.
Patrons of the Times Square center are able to buy full-price theatre tickets at the venue, as well as get sightseeing information, take bus tours, get multilingual tourism information, use six automated tellers and internet stations, buy MTA metrocards, exchange currency and buy international newspapers.
Built on the site of the former Embassy theatre and designed to comply with the venue's landmark status, the building's renovations were made by F. J. Sciame Construction Company, at a cost of $1 million. The original Embassy was built in 1925 and used as an MGM movie theatre.