THE SCREENING ROOM: Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters and More Sing "Anything You Can Do" (Video)

By Playbill Staff
February 12, 2013

The original Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun, starring Tony winner Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley, played its final performance Feb. 12, 1949, at the Imperial Theatre. In honor of the show, Playbill.com has put together performances of "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" from the musical.



The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields, opened on Broadway on May 16, 1946. For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Ruthie Henshall and John Barrowman:

Betty Hutton and Howard Keel:

Cast members from "Glee":

Audio of Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat:

Ethel Merman and Miss Piggy:

Audio of Ethel Merman and Howard Keel:

Audio of Doris Day and Robert Goulet:

Dusty Springfield and Freddie Paris:

Fran Drescher and Madeline Zima on "The Nanny":

Commercial with Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm:

Patti LuPone and Peter Gallagher in Lincoln Center concert:

Reba McEntire and Brent Barrett:

And, London's Annie Oakley, Dolores Gray, singing "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun."