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Setting Raitt Role Straight

August 01, 1992

John Raitt did not originate the male lead in "Annie Get Your Gun" on Broadway ("Basking in the Glow of His Daughter's Turn in Limelight," Calendar July 7). Ray Middleton co-starred opposite Ethel Merman and can be heard on the MCA CD of the original cast album.

John Raitt did the national tour with Mary Martin and later appeared opposite Martin in a TV version. They recorded their version in the mid-'50s for a Capitol LP, now out of print.

ALAN EICHLER

Hollywood

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