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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.


FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Finds Full Company at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Finian's Rainbow. (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Co-Star with Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Ryan Silverman will be co-starring with pal Melissa Errico in the Irish Rep's upcoming production of Finian's Rainbow! The actor announced the news that he'd be joining the production last night at Errico's Feinstein's/54 Below concert (in which he was a guest star).  (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for THREE PHANTOMS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Three stars from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will be performing at Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30pm for a one-night only concert. All proceeds will benefit N.C. Baptists on Mission's flood recovery and relief efforts for North Carolinians impacted by Hurricane Matthew. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin Concludes EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 30, 2016

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, John & Jen, Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) concluded her current engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below last night and Broadwayworld was there.  In her show, titled Extraordinary Machine, Kate presented an evening of songs and stories, as she candidly and comically deconstructed the facade of being a Broadway star, mother, and Midwest ingenue turned New Jersey suburbanite. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/26/2016 - FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 26, 2016

Today's big news: Finian's Rainbow, starring Melissa Errico, begins tonight at Irish Rep! (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Begins Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents Finian's Rainbow, directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin Previews EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2016

In Extraordinary Machine (running October 25-29 at Feinstein's/54 Below), Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, John & Jen, Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) will present an evening of songs and stories, as she candidly and comically deconstructs the facade of being a Broadway star, mother, and Midwest ingenue turned New Jersey suburbanite.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pot of Gold! FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension of Finian's Rainbow, which will now run through December 31. Directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da), Finian's Rainbow began previews on October 26, 2016, and officially opened November 6, 2016 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 7, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents Finian's Rainbow, directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da), at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. The production officially opened last night, November 6, 2016, and runs through December 18. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/4/2016 - ELF on Tour, FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 4, 2016

This weekend's big news: ELF THE MUSICAL spreads Christmas cheer on this season's holiday tour, and Finian's Rainbow, starring Melissa Errico, opens Sunday at Irish Rep! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rufus Wainwright Meets Hedwig in Kate Baldwin and Matt Doyle Duet at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, John & Jen, Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) recently concluded her show, 'Extraordinary Machine,' at Feinstein's/54 Below. Click below to watch she and Matt Doyle sing a mashup of 'Oh What A World/Wicked Little Town' (Rufus Wainwright/Hedwig and the Angry Inch)! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Melissa Errico, Ryan Silverman and More in FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents Finian's Rainbow, directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da), at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. The production is currently in previews and officially opens on November 6, 2016, running through December 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Kate Baldwin Showcases Her Affinity for Pop Music in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Nov 3, 2016

By all accounts, Kate Baldwin is pure Broadway Baby. Having made her Great White Way debut in the 2000 production of THE FULL MONTY, she went on to star in Broadway's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, WONDERFUL TOWN, and the celebrated 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow, banking a Tony nomination for the latter. She will also, thrillingly, return to the boards this spring, starring as Irene Molloy alongside Bette Midler in the overdue revival of HELLO, DOLLY! And yet, in EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, Baldwin's most recent string of concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below, audiences were in for nary a show tune amongst her versatile and surprising set. At the second of the four shows on October 27, Baldwin made clear her intent: not to elude her Broadway background but to highlight the other colors of her voice along with her own musical affinities. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Cheyenne Jackson, and James Monroe Iglehart to Launch FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Today, Feinstein's at the Nikkoannounced Feinstein's Presents, a new series showcasing world-class performers at larger venues throughout the Bay Area. Kicking off the series, Feinstein's at the Nikkowill partner with The Lesher Center for the Arts to present three of the hottest stars of stage and screen - actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson on Friday, January 20, 2017; Tony Award winner and Bay Area native James Monroe Iglehart onFriday, February 3, 2017; and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Matthew Morrison on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Additional Feinstein's Presents artists and venues will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Brian D'Arcy James Honored at Sarah Siddons Society Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. One of Broadway's most popular performers, Brian D'Arcy James, was the recipient. The event was co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/23/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2016

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...)

Saoirse Ronan Will Host Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Benefit Concert; Max von Essen, Melissa Errico & More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents Finian's Rainbow: IN CONCERT, this season's Gala Benefit production celebrating their return home to 22nd Street, on Monday, June 13th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/18/16- FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

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...)

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company Stages FINIAN'S RAINBOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company leaps over the rainbow and finds a pot of gold with the second concert of their 16th season. The rarely produced Finian's Rainbow runs just after St. Patrick's Day, for two performances, today and tomorrow, March 19 at 8pm and March 20 at 2pm in Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This 70-year-old musical is filled with beautiful songs and powerful themes that resonate today with renewed depth and relevance. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2016

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. In today's special St. Patrick's Day edition, we bring you a vintage video from 2009. Relive the magic of Finian's Rainbow below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin to Bring the Songs of Will Van Dyke to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Sheen Center, New York's new downtown cultural venue at 18 Bleecker Street, presents beloved, rising Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) in KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS: The Girl Who Stayed - The Songs of Will Van Dyke. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Sidney Howard's "The Late Christopher Bean," a comedy about paintings left to a family by a deceased artist suddenly skyrocketing in value, on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.  The play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Irish Repertory Theatre's FINIAN'S RAINBOW In Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2016

Just last night, Irish Repertory Theatre presented Finian's Rainbow: IN CONCERT, this season's Gala Benefit production celebrating their return home to 22nd Street. Hosted by Saoirse Ronan, Finian's Rainbow: IN CONCERT featured performances by members of the Irish Rep cast in their original roles: Melissa Errico as 'Sharon,' Malcolm Gets as 'Og,' David Staller as 'the Narrator,' and Max Von Essen as 'Woody.' They were joined by Tony Award winner Jim Norton as 'Finian,' Megan Fairchild of New York City Ballet as 'Susan the Silent,' and a full chorus. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/13/2016 - Shakespeare in the Park, Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW opens tonight! And Irish Repertory Theatre will host its Annual Gala with a concert version of Finian's Rainbow! (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Fairchild Prepares For Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW: IN CONCERT
by Nora Dominick - Jun 10, 2016

Before the concert event, BroadwayWorld sat down with Megan Fairchild, who will return to the Broadway world after her run in ON THE TOWN last year. Fairchild chats with us about ballet vs. theatre, returning to theatre for one-night only and much more! (more...)

Mercury Theatre Company's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

With the hope for a better world through song, dance and the luck of the Irish, Mercury Theatre Company presents one of Broadway's classic and most original musicals: Finian's Rainbow, July 8-23, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/12/16- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2016

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...)

Matt Doyle, Alexander Gemignani & More to Join Kate Baldwin in Singing Songs of LaChiusa at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Sheen Center, New York's new downtown cultural venue at 18 Bleecker Street, presents beloved, rising Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) in a two-night concert series, KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/10/2016 for Detroit (more...)

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company to Stage FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company leaps over the rainbow and finds a pot of gold with the second concert of their 16th season. The rarely produced Finian's Rainbow runs just after St. Patrick's Day, for two performances, March 19 at 8pm and March 20 at 2pm in Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This 70-year-old musical is filled with beautiful songs and powerful themes that resonate today with renewed depth and relevance. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 1, 2016

In these uncertain and often turbulent times, it's so important to have a glimmer of hope to see the journey through. Irish Rep, which showcases Irish & Irish-America productions Off-Broadway, is rediscovering those themes that have plagued our country for decades with their latest production of 'Finian's Rainbow.' First premiering on Broadway in 1947, this iconic show explore the notions of greed, prejudice, and conflict in our country while trying to keep an optimistic attitude about human nature, belonging, and the meaning of life. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Extends Again at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, Irish Repertory Theatre announced today a second extension of Finian's Rainbow, which will now run through January 29, 2017. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be Finian's Rainbow, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/03/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/03/2016 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Baltimore (more...)

Road to Opening Week 5: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 20, 2016

In 1965, my sisters and I auditioned for summer stock productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy and Finian's Rainbow being done at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. In true Baby June fashion, I belted out .. (more...)

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