Report: Lyrics Riled Rosie
Rosie O’Donnell asked the cast of Broadway’s “Annie Get Your Gun” to change a lyric in one of the show’s hit songs before performing it on her talk show because the lyric clashed with her views on guns, the New York Post reported. O’Donnell wanted the line “I can shoot a partridge with a single cartridge” removed from the song “Anything You Can Do.” The Post said the musical’s cast, led by star Bernadette Peters, refused the request and shot down a planned taping of the song for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” set to air today. Co-star Tom Wopat and other cast members agreed to perform “My Defenses Are Down,” a song from the musical that does not mention guns. O’Donnell spokeswoman Lois Smith said the song was changed because Peters could not attend the taping.