Thursday, May 13, 2010

Associate Director, Michael LoPorto in Albany

Associate Director, Michael LoPorto returns to Park Playhouse in Albany to direct the musical hit, Annie Get Your Gun.   LoPorto most recently directed the three shorts: Fiddleheads and Lovers, The Audition Play and The Hotel Play as part of the collection of short plays, Suite Horovitz by Israel Horovitz - the collection of plays were featured in the 70/70 Horovitz Project. 


Park Playhouse presents


Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Adapted by Peter Stone

July 6 – August 15, 2010
At The Lakehouse in Washington Park
Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00PM
Amphitheater Seating is Free
Premium reserved seats go on sale June 1, 2010
Box Office: (518) 434-0776
Park Playhouse

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone’s revisions “are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.” Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. “Irving Berlin’s greatest achievement in the theater,” wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN “will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater’s enduring triumphs.”

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