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OT: Reba as Annie


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 06:39:14 PST

For those of you that didn't join our small troupe that saw Annie Get
Your Gun on Broadway last week, here's a bit on Reba McIntyre's
performance. I had enjoyed the show tremendously but wondered to a
friend how she compared to Bernadette Peters. She sent me this last


> I do not know if you get Parade Magazine on Sunday. If you do not, I
> thought you would enjoy the following question and answer from today's
> "Personality Parade." I almost never read Parade, but tonight at dinner,
> I decided to look through it.
> Q. Is country singer Reba McEntire, now appearing in the Broadway revival
> of Annie Get Your Gun, any match for Bernadette Peters, who won a Tony for
> her portarayal of Annie Oakley? - Candy Honson, Bandera, Tex.
> A. Reba is an even better shot than Bernadette, who always struck us as
> too much of a big-city girl to play Annie Oakley, a backwoods wildcat.
> The Oklahoma-born Ms. McEntire doesn't have that problem. She's
> completely at ease with Irving Berlin's cornpone music and lyrics. After
> 17 albums that have gone gold or better, Reba has become a Broadway star
> at 46. She's scheduled to leave the show on May 27, but with the rave
> reviews she's been getting, who knows? Maybe Reba and her
> manager-husband, Narvel Blackstock, should think of moving to Manhattan.