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New York, NY (September 21, 2021) – Today, Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Irving Berlin Music Company, announces the launch of the “There’s No Business Like Show Business” campaign, a digital celebration of the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

To participate in the campaign, this fall theater-makers and theater goers around the world are encouraged to document their triumphant return to the theater on social media using the hashtag #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness. Whether they’re onstage or off – a creator, performer, technician, audience member, or fan – Concord Theatricals wants to honor all the incredible people who help to make theater happen. Contributions will be showcased on a new landing page on ConcordTheatricals.com at https://www.concordtheatricals.com/showbusiness.

On Friday, September 17, 2021, Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell performed a rousing and resonant take on the Irving Berlin tune in the heart of Times Square at the kick-off event for the Curtain Up! festival.

To learn more about how to participate, visit: https://www.concordtheatricals.com/showbusiness

Brian Stokes Mitchell’s performance:

To view the first posts from theater fans around the world!, visit: https://www.concordtheatricals.com/showbusiness-feed

Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun is available for theatrical licensing through Concord Theatricals. Learn more about how to license the musical at https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44769/annie-get-your-gun

About Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin was born Israel Beilin on May 11, 1888. One of eight children, his exact place of birth is unknown, although his family had been living in Tolochin, Byelorussia, when they immigrated to New York in 1893. When his father died, Berlin, just turned 13, took to the streets in various odd jobs, working as a busker singing for pennies, then as a singing waiter in a Chinatown Cafe. In 1907, he published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy," and by 1911 he had his first major international hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Over the next five decades, Irving Berlin produced an outpouring of ballads, dance numbers, novelty tunes, and love songs that defined American popular song for much of the century. A sampling of just some of the Irving Berlin standards includes "How Deep Is The Ocean," "Blue Skies," "White Christmas," "Always," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Cheek To Cheek," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Heat Wave," "Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning," "Easter Parade," and "Let's Face The Music And Dance." In a class by itself is his beloved paean to his beloved country, "God Bless America." He was equally at home writing for Broadway and Hollywood. He wrote 17 complete scores for Broadway musicals and revues and contributed material to six more. Among the shows featuring all-Berlin scores were The Cocoanuts, As Thousands Cheer, Louisiana Purchase, This Is The Army, Miss Liberty, Mr. President, Call Me Madam and the phenomenally successful Annie Get Your Gun. Recent musicals culled from his screen work include Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Broadway, across the USA, Canada, and Great Britain) and Top Hat, winner of the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Among the Hollywood movie musical classics with scores by Irving Berlin are Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, On The Avenue, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas and There's No Business Like Show Business. www.irvingberlin.com

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About Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun
Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun first premiered on Broadway 75 years ago! The original 1946 production was wildly successful – spawning multiple revivals, national tours and a 1950 musical film. The story is a musical tale about the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank E. Butler. The musical’s message hits the mark in a testament to the power of female ingenuity and features unforgettable classics like “Anything You Can Do,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “I Got The Sun In The Morning.” Learn more about the musical HERE and license the stage production HERE.

About Concord Theatricals
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Kitt & Yorkey, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder, and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class producing. www.concordtheatricals.com

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