This is a rare September 11th, 1950 programme (playbill) from the United Kingdom tour engagement of the IRVING BERLIN, HERBERT FIELDS and DOROTHY FIELDS musical hit "ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" at the Bradford Alhambra in Bradford, England. (The Original Broadway production opened May 17th, 1946 at the Imperial Theatre in New York City and ran for 1147 performances. The London production opened June 7th, 1947 at the Coliseum Theatre in London and ran for 1304 performances while simultaneously playing on the road.) ..... The musical starred BARBARA SHOTTER as "Annie Oakley" (the role created on Broadway by ETHEL MERMAN) and NEVILLE MAPP as "Frank Butler" and featured NEIL SWEETMORE, BERTRAM DENCH, DAVID REID, FRANK CRANE, WINIFRED BRAEMAR, AUDREY FREEMAN, JAMES BROWNE, HENRY WRIGHT, ANITA HOLLAND, VALERIE TURNER, BETTY WARDLE, PETER OWEN, PAT McLOY, LESLEY KAYE, MARY HALE, NORMAN PRESTON, FRANK LEVARD, RHYS BOOTH, FAY HAMMOND, PETER KERR, KENNETH MASON, WALLACE O'NEIL, VEIT BETHKE, BARRY CURTIS, TOM DOUGLAS and EVE HEAD ..... CREDITS: Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN ("Music Box Revues", the Marx Brothers' "The Cocoanuts", "Louisiana Purchase", "This is the Army", "Miss Liberty", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Call Me Madam", "Mr. President"); Book by HERBERT and DOROTHY FIELDS; Orchestra conducted by ARTHUR LOGAN; Sets designed by JO MIELZINER; Costumes designed by C. L. TROBRIDGE and PHYSHE; Directed by MAGWEN REDBOYLE; Produced by EMILE LITTLER by arrangement with CHAPPELL & CO., LTD., and RICHARD RODGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II ..... PROGRAM DETAILS: The four page program measures 5 1/8" X 8 1/4" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes and list of musical numbers, but no cast photos or bios ..... CONDITION: With the exception of light creasing, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian.
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