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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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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/29- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
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Today in 2009, Finian's Rainbow opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 92 performances. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

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Bobby Steggert, Margo Seibert, Rory O'Malley & More Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian's Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman's Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera's Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott will be among the 25 stars set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014. More stars to be announced soon! (more...)

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/23/15- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2015

Today in 1960, Finian's Rainbow opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/23- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

Today in 1960, Finian's Rainbow opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. (more...)

BWW TV: Amen! Watch Highlights of Jim Parsons in Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7, and officially opens on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Joining Parsons will be two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow, Young Frankenstein) as 'Michael' & Tim Kazurinsky ('SNL', Police Academy) as 'Gabriel'. An Act of God is written by God, transcribed by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Parsons in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/18/15- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2015

Today in 1955, Finian's Rainbow opened at City Center, where it ran for 15 performances. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/17-5/18/2014
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Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin Brings SING PRETTY, DON'T FALL DOWN to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 18, 2014

Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant and her breakout performance in the 2009 Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offered her first solo concert program in NYC in three years at 54 Below earlier this week, from May 15 through yesterday, May 17. Check out a look back below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/18- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2014

Today in 1955, Finian's Rainbow opened at City Center, where it ran for 15 performances. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Heights Players' WEST SIDE STORY; Show Runs Thru 5/25
by Oliver Oliveros - May 17, 2014

The Heights Players ('Yentl,' 'Doubt'), a not-for-profit theater company based in Brooklyn, closes its 58th season with the seminal theatrical piece WEST SIDE STORY, which features book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and original direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Thomas N. Tyler ('A Chorus Line,' 'Finian's Rainbow') directs this production, which runs until Sunday, May 25, at 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. (more...)

Kate Baldwin Brings SING PRETTY, DON'T FALL DOWN to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant and her breakout performance in the 2009 Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offers her first solo concert program in NYC in three years at 54 Below, beginning tonight, May 15 and continuing through May 17. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin Previews SING PRETTY, DON'T FALL DOWN at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - May 14, 2014

Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant and her breakout performance in the 2009 Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offers her first solo concert program in NYC in three years at 54 Below, on May 15-17. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

Tony® nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian's Rainbow); two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie, Promises Promises); three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, The Wiz); three time Tony-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose); Tony Award winning producer, singer and actor Tamara Tunie (producer of Spring Awakening, performed in Broadway's Oh Kay!); and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond) all gathered last week to preview their upcoming shows at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returns to Birdland with Orfeh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only on Thursday, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

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FINIAN'S RAINBOW Announces Move To Charing Cross Theatre, From Apr 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

A brand new production of Finian's Rainbow, directed by Phil Willmott, is transferring to Charing Cross Theatre, for a six-week season from Thursday 3 April, following a sold-out run that ended on Saturday at the Union Theatre. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW Will Transfer to Charing Cross Theatre for 6-Week Run, Begin. 3 April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

A brand new production of Finian's Rainbow, directed by Phil Willmott, is transferring to Charing Cross Theatre, for a six-week season from Thursday 3 April, following a sold-out run that ended on Saturday at the Union Theatre. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, 7/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella" at City Center, "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of "Altar Boyz". On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best Choreography
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Mr. Carlyle was the choreographer of Chaplin, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Finian's Rainbow (2 Drama Desk noms) and A Tale of Two Cities, choreographer of Follies (Drama Desk nom.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Christmas Story The Musical (Drama Desk nom.) (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Debuts New Show at Town Hall This Friday - A Look Back at His Top Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson, known for his star-turning roles on the stage in Finian's Rainbow, ALL SHOOK UP, and XANADU, will debut a new show at The Town Hall in New York City later on this week alongside Tony winner Laura Benanti - in anticipation, BroadwayWorld takes a look back some of his performances below! (more...)

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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/01/2014
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Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film 'Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks' releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of 'The Most Happy Fella' at City Center, 'Finian's Rainbow' (Drama Desk nomination), 'Damn Yankees,' 'Xanadu' (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and,' 'All Shook Up' (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of 'Altar Boyz'. On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/12/15- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Cheyenne Jackson! Jackson has been featured in Broadway shows including XANADU, Finian's Rainbow, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and AIDA. His first Broadway leading role in ALL SHOOK UP earned him a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Broadway Debut.' He's been seen in such television shows such as 30 ROCK, GLEE, UGLY BETTY, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/11-7/12/2015
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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/12- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Cheyenne Jackson! Jackson has been featured in Broadway shows including XANADU, Finian's Rainbow, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and AIDA. His first Broadway leading role in ALL SHOOK UP earned him a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Broadway Debut.' He's been seen in such television shows such as 30 ROCK, GLEE, UGLY BETTY, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Conor Ryan & More Preview Keen Company's JOHN & JEN!
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will soon present a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will star Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow) and Conor Ryan (Cinderella, The Fortress of Solitude) in the title roles. The compnay just gave a special press preview and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Keen Company's JOHN & JEN Revival- with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will soon present a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will star Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow) and Conor Ryan (Cinderella, The Fortress of Solitude) in the title roles. The compnay just gave a special press preview and BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the festivities. Check out interviews with the full gang and a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cheyenne Jackson Brings EYES WIDE OPEN to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson, with stage credits including The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees and Xanadu; television appearances on 30 Rock, Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ugly Betty; and film work including Love is Strange, United 93, Price Check and Lola Versus, just made his debut at Cafe Carlyle, continuing through January 24. The two-week engagement, entitled Eyes Wide Open, takes a personal and humorous look at loss, love, revelation and recovery with music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Lady Gaga. Check out photos from his opening night below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: With His 'Eyes Wide Open,' Broadway's CHEYENNE JACKSON Gets His Feet Wet in Cabaret at the Café Carlyle
by Alix Cohen - Jan 14, 2015

The extremely personable Cheyenne Jackson landed in Cafe Carlyle last night as if on the moon. A hardscrabble, Ohio childhood and late start in the business explain the artist's astonishment at finding himself in the prestigious nightclub. While Jackson's resume includes leading roles in Broadway musicals such as All Shook Up (2004), Xanadu (2007), Damn Yankees (2008), and Finian's Rainbow (2010), he took the Carlyle stage with only one cabaret appearance under his belt so the genre is as unfamiliar to the vocalist as the venue. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Cover Lady Gaga at the Carlyle Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson, with stage credits including The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees and Xanadu; television appearances on 30 Rock, Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ugly Betty; and film work including Love is Strange, United 93, Price Check and Lola Versus, will make his debut at Cafe Carlyle to open the winter season this week, January 13-24. The actor just posted an Instagram video of himself rehearsing Lady Gaga's 'The Edge of Glory,' along with the caption: 'Facing my fears and playing #Gaga live tomorrow night in new show'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Rep's TRANSPORT Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's Finian's Rainbow, STREETS OF NEW YORK) and music direction by John Bell. TRANSPORT will be performed now through April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled for tonight, February 16th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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Maltz Jupiter Theatre's THE WIZ Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends as they journey to meet the Wizard in the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation The Wiz! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut Next Month with Two-Week Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson, with stage credits including The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees and Xanadu; television appearances on 30 Rock, Glee,Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ugly Betty; and film work including Love is Strange, United 93, Price Check and Lola Versus, will make his debut at Cafe Carlyleto open the winter season, January 13-24. (more...)

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God Finds His Angels! Christopher Fitzgerald & Tim Kazurinsky Join Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

God has chosen His Angels! Casting is now complete for the new Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons. Joining Parsons will be two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow, Young Frankenstein) as 'Michael' & Tim Kazurinsky ('SNL', Police Academy) as 'Gabriel'. An Act of God is written by God, transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum and directed by Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

The latest edition covered 1941 to 1965, featuring songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oliver!, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's FINIAN'S RAINBOW- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

A brand new production of Finian's Rainbow, directed by Phil Willmott, transferred to Charing Cross Theatre after a sold-out run at the Union Theatre- and it opens tonight! BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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