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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.


Photo Flash: Harlem Rep Skips Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ, Extended Through January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended three times. (more...)

Sixth Annual Sensory-Friendly Performance of DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Hundreds of San Diego families who can enjoy the family-friendly and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum and with other special needs, along with local San Diego support organizations. Globe spokespersons will include Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, and the Globe's advisor for these performances, UCSD professor Lisa Porter. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Again Into January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close December 16. It has been extended through January 13, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. (more...)

Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904 Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, present the return engagement of The Dead, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

What to See in Chicago Theater: Week of March 26, 2018 to April 02, 2018
by BWW - Mar 26, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Chicago from Monday, March 26, 2018 to Monday, April 02, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Chicago? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Catherine Walker to Lead Goodspeed's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2018 season with the Broadway hit The Will Rogers Follies, A Life In Revue. The exuberant dance-filled musical will be running April 13 - June 21 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

What to See in Chicago Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Chicago from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Chicago? (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Another all-star cast has been assembled for the second concert in this record-breaking 18th season of Town Hall's signature series,Broadway by the Year. After February's triumphant season opener, Town Hall's next concert on March 26th at 8pm will star Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who has won fans across the length and breadth of Broadway with her starring roles in Matilda & Dames at Sea. She will be joined by Broadway favorites, Tony Yazbeck (Tony Award nominee for On the Town) and Emily Skinner (Tony Award nominee for Side Show). In addition, the cast will star Jenny Lee Stern (Rocky: The Musical & Spamilton), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera), Mia Gerachis (Jekyll & Hyde), and more stars soon to be announced! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

BWW TV: Stephen Bogardus, John Cudia & Melissa Errico Give a Sneak Peek of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 16, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tonight, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get a Sneak Peak of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by Walter McBride - Jun 15, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tonight, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The cast held a preview event last night, June 14, and BroadwayWorld got in on the action! Check out photos below! (more...)

ON A CLEAR DAY Pay $11.90 at Irish Rep with Ticket Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to announce that a limited number of $11.90 tickets to ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER will be available exclusively via TodayTix. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tomorrow, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. BroadwayWorld has preview of the cast in action. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mara Davi and Edward Watts Star in THE MUSIC MAN at LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The LEXington Theatre Company opened The Music Man on July 12, kicking off their fourth season of combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls" in Lexington, Kentucky. (more...)

VIDEO: Head to Iowa with the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2018

The LEXington Theatre Company opened The Music Man on July 12, kicking off their fourth season of combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls" in Lexington, Kentucky. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mint Theater Company presents New York Revival of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 4th, 2018: The Public Kicks Off UNDER THE RADAR, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 4, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public Theater kicks off UNDER THE RADAR festival series, and more! (more...)

Irish Rep Announces THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciar n O'Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to announce THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES, featuring three of Ireland's most beloved one-act plays: The Pot of Broth by William Butler Yeats; The Rising of the Moon by Lady Augusta Gregory; and Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge. (more...)

Tony-Nominee Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman To Offer A BROADWAY ROMANCE At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

This June at Feinstein's/54 Below, Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman will offer 3 performances of a special concert evening Broadway Romance June 21-23 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Opens Tonight at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Mint Theater presents a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is tonight, January 18th. (more...)

Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Williams; Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey; Stephen Buntrock and Tony Nominee Erin Dill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm. (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 12, 2018

From January 12th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently had the great pleasure of stopping by rehearsal to interview the stars of this production, two-time Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES Extends Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, will not close January 13. It has been extended through June 16, 2018 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended four times. (more...)

Hey, Look This Over... A Brief History of New York City Center Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

For 25 years, New York City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. This is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn-but we're just getting started. (more...)

River Street Theatre Celebrates Valentine's Day with Double-Feature Romantic Comedies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

In honor of Valentine's Day, the River Street Theatre in Jaffrey will be presenting a double-feature evening of two classic romantic films. For one $8.00 ticket, you can see Royal Wedding and Made for Each Other. The double-feature begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 14. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Casting for THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) is proud to announce full casting for THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES, featuring three of Ireland's most beloved one-act plays (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Co. presents North Bay Premiere of THE LADIES OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Transcendence Theatre Company, creators and producers of the award-winning "Broadway Under the Stars," celebrates the talents and tenacity of female Broadway professionals with its premiere of 'The Ladies of Broadway,' presented in March 2018 with performances in San Rafael and Santa Rosa, Calif. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Broadway Couple Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat Attend Closing Night of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Encores!
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2018

Broadway spouses Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat are both stars in their own right. Baldwin is currently in Hello, Dolly! and Rowat was most recently seen in the 2017 revival of Sunset Boulevard. Today we flash back on the pair attending the closing night performance After Party for the NY City Center ENCORES! production of 'Finian's Rainbow.' (more...)

The Black Box Announces March Music and Theater Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

THE BLACK BOX presents an exciting line-up of live music and theatrical entertainment this March. Programming will bring NYC-based Broadway stars, talented local artists, and a colorful family musical to the theater, music and event venue in downtown Franklin. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 19, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Adam Kantor back to the podcast. Kantor, currently co-starring as Telephone Guy in the critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND'S VISIT shares stories of how he won the role, working with the creative team on creating the role, and perfecting his character's haunting and beautiful song 'Answer Me.' (more...)

Melissa Errico Releases 'Hurry Home' Single by Michel Legrand Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Every great songwriter needs great interpreters. With the special digital release of her new single 'Hurry Home' by Ghostlight Records today, December 8th, Melissa Errico returns to her role as an interpreter of acclaimed French composer and songwriter, the multiple-Oscar-winning Michel Legrand (films include Yentl, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair). (more...)

Patrick Page Returns as 'Scrooge' in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the 26th annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol, tonight, December 8, through December 23 at the Byham Theater. Broadway veteran and Pittsburgh CLO alum Patrick Page returns to lead the cast in his second year as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Grasan Kingsberry Earns the Gypsy Robe for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

On Sunday, December 3, the company of Once On This Island gathered in the lobby of Circle in the Square to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Grasan Kingsberry. (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Petula Clark Performs at B.B. King Times Square
by Walter McBride - Dec 27, 2017

Iconic artist Petula Clark performed at the B.B. King Blue Club and Grill last night, December 26. BroadwayWorld attended the show, and you can check out photos here! (more...)

Petula Clark Comes to the B.B. King Blues Club Tonight - Hear What She Has to Say About Her Career and Touring at 85
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017

Iconic artist Petula Clark is coming to the B.B. King Blue Club and Grill tonight, December 26. With three Grammy Awards and millions of sales to her name, Petula Clark is the iconic artist behind countless huge global hits including Downtown', I Know A Place', My Love', This Is My Song' and I Couldn't Live Without Your Love'. Still blessed with a continuing love for creating music and an ability to inspire audiences all over the world, her career is a story that new artists can only aspire to emulate. (more...)

Stanley Houghton's HINDLE WAKES Gets First New York Revival in 95 Years at Mint
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017

Mint Theater will present a rare revival - the first in 95 years - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin December 23rd and continue through February 17th at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Continues its 209th Anniversary Season With THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Performances Begin This Week For Mint Theater Revival Of HINDLE WAKES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present a rare revival -the first in 95 years! - of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes. Performances will begin this Saturday, December 23rd and continue through February 17th only, at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for January 18th. (more...)

Playthings Theatre Announces Gala Concert PlayFresh 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

The Playthings Theatre presents its annual gala 'PlayFresh 2018' A one-night only evening of new LGBT+ songs. Directed by Playthings Artistic Director Jason Brubaker. Music Direction by Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, Sondheim On Sondheim). (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks' to Chat with Broadway's Sandy Duncan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Sandy Duncan soared on Broadway in Peter Pan, made a splash in My One and Only, and rocked it as Roxie in Chicago. OnTuesday, January 9, the multi-talented, three-time Tony Award nominee comes to Palm Beach Dramaworks to take part in the popular series Dramalogue Talking Theatre! Duncan will appear live, onstage with Sheryl Flatow, to discuss her fascinating, 60-year career that began in a summer production of The King and I in Dallas when she was 12. The program will be presented twice, at2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Announces 2018 Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students , announces some of the 2018 visiting faculty, including BTP's own successful alumni. BTP faculty range from professional dancers and choreographers to voice coaches and directors. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Everyone's favorite Whovillian, Queen Lesli Margherita
by Theater People Podcast - Dec 18, 2017

On Monday, December 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Olivier Award winner Leslie Margherita (MATILDA THE MUSICAL, DAMES AT SEA, ZORRO THE MUSICAL). On what will be the final Theater People episode of 2018, Margherita discusses WHO'S HOLIDAY, The one woman show in which she is currently starring as a grown up Cindy Lou Hoo--the character from the beloved Dr. Seuss Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced additional details and casting for Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), the Encores! original production which opens the 25th season of the beloved, Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

NETworks Presentations presents the New York engagement of Elf The Musical. The show will play from tonight, December 13, through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Stephen Bogardus, John Cudia, and Melissa Errico Will Lead ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) will present ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, starring Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow) this summer. ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. (more...)

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