Reba Debuts Broadway Role

On NBC’s Today show Tuesday (Jan. 9), Reba McEntire admitted to a few “butterflies” about her upcoming Broadway debut in Annie Get Your Gun. She’ll play the role of Annie Oakley, one she’s already tackled in the TV movie Buffalo Girls, which also starred Oscar winner Anjelica Houston. McEntire told Today’s Matt Lauer that the biggest challenge for her is learning the scenes and the dance steps at the same time. “Putting it all together will be the hard part, but once we do that it’ll be lots of fun and smooth sailing.” McEntire gave a preview of the show, performing two songs from the musical that opens Jan. 26 in New York.