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Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)

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The show had its Broadway premiere in 1947, which ran for 725 performances and won three Tony Awards, including one for star David Wayne and one for legendary choreographer Michael Kidd who made his Broadway debut with the show. One of the first of the socially conscious postwar musicals, Finian's Rainbow is unusual in that it deals in a satirical way with issues of class, race, and economics, most specifically in the character of a bigoted Southern senator who is accidentally turned black. It was also notable in its time for featuring an integrated cast at a time when most shows did not and for featuring a mute character who expresses herself solely through dance. The musical was revived in 1955 at City Center and in 1960 at Broadway's 46th Street Theatre.


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Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble Announces December Music And Theatre Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2009

Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Triangle December Calendar of Events 1972 Broadway @ 66th St (more...)

Heller, Pinkleton, Wohl Among Goodspeed's Starry 'FORUM' Cast, Comedy Runs 9/25 - 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2009

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is proud to announce the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This hilarious musical comedy of errors from the director who brought you Goodspeed's On the Twentieth Century and Promises, Promises will run from Sept. 25 - Nov. 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. This production will be sponsored by Bank of America and associate sponsor Connecticut Light and Power. (more...)

TNC and Harlem Rep Revive Yip Harburg's FLAHOOLEY, 12/18-1/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2009

The Theater for the New City and The Harlem Repertory Theatre will present a modern adaptation of 'Flahooley' by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy and Sammy Fain, to be staged from December 18 to January 3 at the Theatre for the New City. This classic musical tells of a misbegotten toymaker during the McCarthy madness. (more...)

Cleveland Playhouse Welcomes Fresh In A CHRISTMAS STORY 11/27-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2009

New actors in the roles of young Ralphie and adult Ralph lead the cast in the fifth and final production of A Christmas Story at The Cleveland Play House. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Set for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2009

Cheyenne Jackson, currently starring on Broadway in the hit revival of 'Finian's Rainbow' and who recently joined the cast of NBC's Emmy-award winning series '30 Rock' will join the celebrity lineup in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW Goes for Gold with New Cast Album Recording
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2009

Producers David Richenthal and Jack Viertel have announced that the cast and orchestra of the acclaimed Broadway production of Finian's Rainbow, will hit the recording studio on December 7 to record a new cast alum of the show. The album, featuring Yip Harburg-Burton Lane's score, is being produced by Tommy Kasker of PS Classics. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2009
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 2009

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jackie Hoffman, 'Jersey Boys,' 'The Addams Family,' 'Banana Shpeel,' 'South Pacific,' more..... (more...)

Happy Thanksgiving! Broadway Celebrates Turkey Day at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2009

The 83rd edition of the Macy's Parade will mark a milestone in Parade history, going where it has never gone before. Having marched down parts of Broadway for 82 years, the 2009 procession will be the first to bypass Broadway in the long running march, lighting up 7th Avenue in its place. (more...)

The Active Theater Company Presents TWO ROOMS 12/3 - 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2009

The Active Theater Company proudly presents TWO ROOMS, by Lee Blessing, the company's first show for their 2009-1010 season. Directed by Glory Sims Bowen, the show will play a limited-run December 3-13 at The Workshop Theater Company (312 W. 36th Street, between 8th/9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Sings 'How Are Things in Glocca Morra' - Mad Libs Style
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2009

The acclaimed DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB made its return at the Julia Miles Theatre on November 19th. Amongst the guest stars were Finian's Rainbow's Kate Baldwin, who sang 'How Are Things in Glocca Morra?' - Mad Libs style. (more...)

Broadway Unplugged: Sound Design by God
by Jena Tesse Fox - Nov 24, 2009

Scott Siegel's sixth annual Broawday Unplugged concert rocked the Town Hall last week. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Hosts Mitchell, McKechnie, Hamlisch & Fitzgerland this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle will host Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie among others in discussion and performance this month. (more...)

The New York Times Reports: DREAMGIRLS on Living Their Dream at Apollo Theater, Opens 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Producer John Breglio and the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. will bring Broadway uptown for four weeks only with Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theater, prior to the national tour of the new production of the groundbreaking musical. The national tour of Dreamgirls will kick-off at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125 Street) beginning previews Saturday, November 7, 2009, and opening Sunday, November 22, 2009, for 4 weeks only, through Sunday December, 6, 2009. (more...)

Photo Coverage: RAGTIME's Return: Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2009

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Recent Gypsy Robe honoree, Finian's Rainbow's Lisa Gajda passed the special Broadway garment on to Michael X. Martin backstage at the Neil Simon before the opening night performance and we were there too! (more...)

Helen Stenborg and Malcolm Gets Set For Off-Broadway's 'VIGIL' 9/20 - 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

The New York Times is reporting that Malcolm Gets and Helen Stenborg will star in the dark comedy Vigil at the DR 2 Theatre, September 20th through November 22nd. (more...)

VIGIL, Starring Stenborg and Gets, Plays Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre 9/20-11/22, Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Producers Angelo Fraboni and Daryl Roth have announced that the New York premiere of Vigil, written by Morris Panych and directed by Stephen DiMenna, will begin performances Sunday, September 20, at 3pm at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15 Street, east of Union Square. The opening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS National Tour Opens at Apollo Theater Tonight; Runs Through 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Producer John Breglio and the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. will bring Broadway uptown for four weeks only with Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theater, prior to the national tour of the new production of the groundbreaking musical. The national tour of Dreamgirls will kick-off at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125 Street) beginning previews Saturday, November 7, 2009, and opening Sunday, November 22, 2009, for 4 weeks only, through Sunday December, 6, 2009. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - November 20, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Broadway's Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies: November 20, 2009 (more...)

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Hosts Mitchell, McKechnie, Hamlisch & Fitzgerland this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle will host Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie among others in discussion and performance this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE'S Bill Irwin and Allie Trimm Inspire the Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Bye Bye Birdie, Who's Afraid of the Virginia Wolf) and Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13!) spent Sunday, November 15 mentoring the young talent of Broadway's future as they led the morning portion of a Bye Bye Birdie-themed master class with Broadway Artists Alliance. (more...)

Beth Fowler, Noah Racey Set For Irish Rep's EARNEST IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Broadway's Beth Fowler (THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEENEY TODD, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) and Noah Racey (CURTAINS, NEVER GONNA DANCE) set for The Irish Repertory Theatre's upcoming revival of 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE'S Bill Irwin and Allie Trimm Speak To Students At Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Bye Bye Birdie, Who's Afraid of the Virginia Wolf) and Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13!) spent Sunday, November 15 mentoring the young talent of Broadway's future as they led the morning portion of a Bye Bye Birdie-themed master class with Broadway Artists Alliance. (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Presents THE MORE THE MERRIER DUETS AND MORE.. on 11/17, Featuring Larsen, Coulter, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Tuesday, November 17th (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues). 'The More The Merrier Duets & More...' will feature an evening full of duets and multi-voice musical partnering. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Hosts Mitchell, McKechnie, Hamlisch & Fitzgerland this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle will host Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie among others in discussion and performance this month. (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Presents THE MORE THE MERRIER DUETS AND MORE.. on 11/17, Featuring Larsen, Coulter, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Tuesday, November 17th (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues). 'The More The Merrier Duets & More...' will feature an evening full of duets and multi-voice musical partnering. (more...)

Serendipity 3 Honors The Cast Of FINIANS RAINBOW With A Missitucky Sundae 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

NYC landmark restaurant, Serendipity 3, honors the cast of the Broadway hit, Finian's Rainbow, with the creation of the Finain's Rainbow - Missitucky Sundae. (more...)

Voices In Unity Presents Their 10th Anniversary Concert At Peter Norton Symphony Space 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Voices in Unity, the 75 member choir of Unity of New York, with guests Spiritus vocal ensemble, Broadway's Chuck Cooper, Rosena Hill, Donna McKechnie and spoken word artist Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin, will present their 10th anniversary concert at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street on Monday, November 16th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Neil Simon, FINIAN'S Master Magician & More Talk Theater with Michael Riedel in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Theater Talk, a weekly expose of world theater that airs on PBS Friday nights (PBS/Thirteen) and 5 times weekly on CUNY TV will feature Broadway's best, including the creative team of Fela, Finian's Rainbow master magician, Neil Simon, George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family and more it's upcoming broadcasts this month. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Hosts Mitchell, McKechnie, Hamlisch & Fitzgerland this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle will host Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie among others in discussion and performance this month. (more...)

Foster, Burns and Block to Lead Broadway Artists Alliance Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

Sutton Foster, Andrea Burns, and Stephanie J. Block are scheduled to lead upcoming Broadway Artists Alliance master classes. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Feinstein Featured in The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2009

Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson are featured in The New York Times in an article spotlighting the talented duo and their creative friendship. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Neil Simon, FINIAN'S Master Magician & More Talk Theater with Michael Riedel in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

Theater Talk, a weekly expose of world theater that airs on PBS Friday nights (PBS/Thirteen) and 5 times weekly on CUNY TV will feature Broadway's best, including the creative team of Fela, Finian's Rainbow master magician, Neil Simon, George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family and more it's upcoming broadcasts this month. (more...)

Irish Rep continues 22nd Season With ERNEST IN LOVE, Tickets On Sale 11/15, Opens 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 22nd Season with 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Neil Simon, FINIAN'S Master Magician & More Talk Theater with Michael Riedel in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

Theater Talk, a weekly expose of world theater that airs on PBS Friday nights (PBS/Thirteen) and 5 times weekly on CUNY TV will feature Broadway's best, including the creative team of Fela, Finian's Rainbow master magician, Neil Simon, George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family and more it's upcoming broadcasts this month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Two Boots Pizza Hosts FINIAN's RAINBOW for 'A Slice of Broadway'
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2009

Two Boots Pizza and MJS LIVE, Inc. are now presenting, A SLICE OF BROADWAY, a monthly celebration of Broadway's finest at NY's Pizza Pioneers Two Boots Pizza. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat - FINIAN'S RAINBOW and 'Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration'
by Broadway Beat - Nov 14, 2009

The all new 20th Anniversary Season of Broadway Beat has begun! This week catch up with Finian's Rainbow and join the starry crowd at the Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser Benefit! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - November 13, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

Broadway's Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies: November 13, 2009 (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Returns To Broadway, Previews Begin At The Marquis Theatre 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

The Tony Award® nominated hit musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the new stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, returns to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this holiday season for 61 performances only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cheyenne Jackson on NBC's 30 ROCK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2009

Finian's Rainbow star Cheyenne Jackson is joining the cast of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series '30 Rock.' Jackson's first episode on the hit comedy series was last night, Thursday November 12th. The episode is titled 'THE PROBLEM SOLVERS' and also featured Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi. (more...)

More Cheyenne Jackson '30 Rock' Details Revealed; Episode Airs 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

E! News reported earlier this month that Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson will be joining the cast of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series '30 Rock' as a regularly recurring character or even potentially as a future permanent fixture. (more...)

George S. Kaufman and THE ROYAL FAMILY To Guest This Week On Theater Talk, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

Theater Talk, a weekly expose of world theater that airs on PBS Friday nights (PBS/Thirteen) and 5 times weekly on CUNY TV will feature Broadway's best, including the creative team of Fela, Finian's Rainbow master magician, Neil Simon, George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family and more it's upcoming broadcasts this month. (more...)

The Active Theater Company Presents TWO ROOMS 12/3 - 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

The Active Theater Company proudly presents TWO ROOMS, by Lee Blessing, the company's first show for their 2009-1010 season. Directed by Glory Sims Bowen, the show will play a limited-run December 3-13 at The Workshop Theater Company (312 W. 36th Street, between 8th/9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson Sing on TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2009

The Today Show welcomed Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson this morning to promote their new album The Power of Two. Cheyenne and Michael were interviewed and performed the classic Rat Pack styled duet 'Me and My Shadow' off of the album. The segment, hosted by Kathie Lee and Hoda, aired at 10:30am EST on MSNBC. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson's 'Busy' and 'Creative' Life Profiled in The LA Times
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

The always inspiring Cheyenne Jackson is currently balancing a starring role in 'Finian's Rainbow,' a brand new CD and a great role on NBC's '30 Rock,' and the Broadway favorite couldn't be happier. (more...)

Irish Rep continues 22nd Season With ERNEST IN LOVE, Tickets On Sale 11/15, Opens 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 22nd Season with 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Hosts Mitchell, McKechnie, Hamlisch & Fitzgerland this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2009

Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle will host Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie among others in discussion and performance this month. (more...)

DVR Alert: Talk Show Listings Wednesday, November 11 - Finian's Rainbow, Martin Short & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2009

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Feinstein & Jackson Promote 'The Power Of Two' on the Today Show Tomorrow, 11/12
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2009

Cheyenne Jackson can't get enough of the small screen this week. Tomorrow, November 12, he makes his much anticipated debut appearance on 30 Rock, and will also appear on the Today Show with fellow songbird Michael Feinstein to promote their new album The Power of Two. He and Michael will be interviewed and perform a song off of the album. The segment, hosted by Kathie Lee and Hoda, airs at 10:30am EST on MSNBC. (more...)

George S. Kaufman and THE ROYAL FAMILY To Guest This Week On Theater Talk, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2009

Theater Talk, a weekly expose of world theater that airs on PBS Friday nights (PBS/Thirteen) and 5 times weekly on CUNY TV will feature Broadway's best, including the creative team of Fela, Finian's Rainbow master magician, Neil Simon, George S. Kaufman and The Royal Family and more it's upcoming broadcasts this month. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin to Perform "Old Devil Moon" on THE VIEW 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

Cheyenne Jackson and Kate Baldwin will perform 'Old Devil Moon' from the critically-acclaimed hit Broadway show Finian's Rainbow, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11 on ABC's The View, 11am. (more...)

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