There's no business like show business promotion -- which is why Tom Wopat, Valerie Wright, and Irving Berlin's daughter (Mary Ellin Barrett) will be on-hand to talk and autograph cast recording CDs of the current Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. The signing takes place June 5 at noon at the Barnes & Noble by Lincoln Center (66th Street in Manhattan).
Wright plays Dolly in the show, while Wopat costars as macho Frank opposite Bernadette Peters' lusty, rustic Annie. The new Broadway cast recording of Annie Get Your Gun reached store shelves April 20.
Illustrated with the poster art for the revised show (rethought by director Graciela Daniele and book writer Peter Stone), the Angel Records cast album includes the revival's newly-penned prologue, with Frank Butler (Wopat) and ensemble singing "There's No Business Like Show Business," and Col. Buffalo Bill's introduction to the show's concept, a departure from the 1946 and 1966 libretti by Herbert and Dorothy Fields.
Says the impresario Colonel, played by Ron Holgate: "You are now going to see my own personal version of the tempestuous and romantic story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler!"
The recording's booklet includes the lyrics that reflect the show's revisions. The Broadway cast at the Marquis Theatre also includes Peter Marx, Andrew Palermo, Valerie Wright, Nicole Ruth Snelson, Ronn Carroll and Gregory Zaragoza. John McDaniel and Stephen Ferrera are the album's producers. Marvin Laird is the conductor.
The tracks include:
"There's No Business Like Show Business"
"Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
"The Girl That I Marry"
"You Can't Get a Man With a Gun"
"There's No Business Like Show Business" (reprise)
"I'll Share It All With You"
"There's No Business Like Show Business" (Annie reprise)
"They Say It's Wonderful"
"My Defenses Are Down"
Finale Act One: "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun" (reprise)
Entr'acte "The European Tour"
"I Got Lost in His Arms"
"Who Do You Love, I Hope"
"I Got the Sun in the Morning"
"An Old-Fashioned Wedding"
"The Girl That I Marry" (reprise)
"Anything You Can Do"
Finale Act Two: "They Say It's Wonderful" (reprise)