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Ryan Silverman to Co-Star with Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW!

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).

Following Irish Rep's successful concert revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Town Hall in June, the beloved musical will return to the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage this fall, twelve years after they first revived the musical to great acclaim. Tony nominee Melissa Errico (Amour) will reprise her role as "Sharon", following her recent performance in Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz? and her highly acclaimed performance in Stephen Sondheim's Passion. Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore directs.

The groundbreaking 1947 musical FINIAN'S RAINBOW follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun's pot of gold and escapes with his daughter, Sharon, to Missitucky, a mythical region in the United States that is part of the Jim Crow South. The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice. The score is spiked with such popular show tunes as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and "Look to the Rainbow," plus spicy comic and satiric songs such as "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," and "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich." FINIAN'S RAINBOW begins performances on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage on October 26, and opens November 6 for a limited engagement through December 18.

Silverman most recently received his second best actor Drama Desk nomination for his starring role in Side Show on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and Cry Baby. Other credits: Passion (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Into the Woods (MUNY), Camelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kennedy Center), West Side Story (Olivier nominated production). Concert performances: The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, etc.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

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