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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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Baldwin, BLOODY BLOODY et al. Set for NYCLU's 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom' Concert, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

On Monday, July 26, The New York Civil Liberties Union will present their annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom Concert, supporting the youth programs of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Hosted and musical directed by Seth Rudetsky, the starry line-up of performers includes: Nellie McKay (The Threepenny Opera), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent), Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins), J. Robert Spencer (Next to Normal), Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), De'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys), Dana Steingold (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Liana Stampur and Clinton Curtis and performers from the cast of Hair and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. (more...)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia Leads TALES FROM THE TUNNEL, Previews 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

Rat King LLC, Adam Blanshay, and Stephenie Overton in association with Brierpatch Productions announce the Off-Broadway Run of The New Comedy TALES FROM THE TUNNEL. Featuring Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (more...)

FORUM Opens '10 Williamstown Festival, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today much of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Guest on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Papermag.com reports that Broadway favorite Cheyenne Jackson will be joining the cast of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm for several episodes next season. Jackson reportedly broke the news to the site himself at his Celebrity Autobiography appearance on Saturday. (more...)

Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats & More Set For LCT3's ON THE LEVEE, Opens 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats, Chuck Cooper, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, Dion Graham, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Seth Numrich, Stephen Plunkett, Michael Siberry and Shelley Thomas will be featured in its upcoming LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

Jackson, Olivo, O'Hara et al. Lead 'Making It on Broadway' Master Classes this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

'Making it on Broadway,' a week long intensive master class in New York City, has only a few spots left in its exciting summer session. This summer, the prestigious guest teachers include, but are not limited to, Kristin Chenowith (Wicked, Promises, Promises), Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific), Cheyenne Jackson (Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu), Karen Olivo (West Side Story), Tom Kitt (composer, Next to Normal, High Fidelity), and Stephanie Block (9 to 5, Pirate Queen). (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton To 50th Anniversary Cast Today, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Ben Cameron Welcomes CHICAGO's Terri White, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

Broadway Sessions with Ben D is thrilled to welcome Terri White on Tuesday, June 29th. (more...)

Irish Rep Honors Frank McCourt With THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

Honoring the one-year anniversary of the passing of Frank McCourt, The Irish Repertory Theatre presents a special engagement of THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt ('Angela's Ashes'). Directed by Charlotte Moore (more...)

Gets and Struthers Come To Pittsburgh CLO In CURTAINS 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Experience a night of laughs, mystery and drama when Pittsburgh CLO presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Curtains, June 22 - 27 at the Benedum Center, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The legendary writing team of Kander and Ebb delivers another hit with this hilarious musical whodunit. (more...)

Malcolm Gets Joins CURTAINS At CLO 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Malcolm Gets will join the ensemble of CURTAINS at CLO as LT. Frank Cioffi June 22 through 27. (more...)

Hugh Panaro & Denis Lambert to Appear in June 26 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Broadway's Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera, Lestat) and Denis Lambert (Yank!, Broadway's A Chorus Line) will appear with soprano Dorothy Stone in a gala concert of opera and musical theatre at Etcetera Etcetera on Saturday June 26th. Proceeds will go to VoceDoro, an organization dedicated to the study of music and the advancement of vocal training. Tickets are currently on sale at Smarttix.com or Vocedoro.com (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cast Recording Gets 8/31 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

PS_Classics_SONDHEIM_ON_SONDHEIM_20010101 As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, recorded the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and will close on June 27th. Today, it has been announced that the album will be available beginning August 31, 2010 in both online and retail outlets. The track list has now been unveiled on Amazon.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2010 BROADWAY BARES Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2010

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sunday's BROADWAY BARES XX: 'STRIP-OPOLY' made history by raising $1,015,985 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This marks the first time in BROADWAY BARES history that the $1 million dollar mark was reached, a goal that had been set this January by BARES creator and executive producer, Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. On Monday, BroadwayWorld brought you complete photo coverage of the event. Today, we bring you video highlghts of the 2010 BROADWAY BARES installment below! (more...)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia Leads TALES FROM THE TUNNEL, Previews 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Rat King LLC, Adam Blanshay, and Stephenie Overton in association with Brierpatch Productions announce the Off-Broadway Run of The New Comedy TALES FROM THE TUNNEL. Featuring Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (more...)

Hugh Panaro & Denis Lambert to Appear in June 26 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Broadway's Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera, Lestat) and Denis Lambert (Yank!, Broadway's A Chorus Line) will appear with soprano Dorothy Stone in a gala concert of opera and musical theatre at Etcetera Etcetera on Saturday June 26th. Proceeds will go to VoceDoro, an organization dedicated to the study of music and the advancement of vocal training. Tickets are currently on sale at Smarttix.com or Vocedoro.com (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cast Recording Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, recorded the original Broadway cast album of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM on June 6th and 7th. The production, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), began performances at Studio 54 on March 19th, opened officially on April 22nd and will close on June 27th. The track list has now been unveiled on Amazon.com. (more...)

Jamie deRoy and Friends Come To The Met Room 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy presents a special evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Wednesday, July 14th (7PM) at the New York hotspot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~between 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Complete 2010 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today the remainder of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts Hosts Musical Theater Audition Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) is pleased to announce the school's annual summer Musical Theater Audition Intensive, to be offered in collaboration with Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) of New York City, August 23-26 from 1-4pm. (more...)

BROADWAY BARES Raises $1,015,985 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sunday's BROADWAY BARES XX: 'STRIP-OPOLY' made history by raising $1,015,985 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Welcomes New Principals to the Pridelands 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

The North American touring production of Disney's THE LION KING is pleased to welcome to the company beginning Tuesday, July 13 (more...)

Gets and Struthers Come To Pittsburgh CLO In CURTAINS 6/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Experience a night of laughs, mystery and drama when Pittsburgh CLO presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Curtains, June 22 - 27 at the Benedum Center, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The legendary writing team of Kander and Ebb delivers another hit with this hilarious musical whodunit. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

5th Season Of BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Kicks Off 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

FIRE ISLAND - THE ICE PALACE, located within the Grove Hotel in Cherry Grove, is pleased to announce the fifth season of BRANDON & RAY'S BROADWAY AT THE BEACH, an open-mic musical theatre party on Fire Island featuring Broadway's best! On Monday, June 21st, from 9pm till 11pm, join host BRANDON CUTRELL (Bistro, three-time MAC, and Nightlife Award winner) with RAY FELLMAN (Bistro Award winner) at the piano for opening night of this weekly party on Fire Island. There is no cover charge and no minimum. (more...)

Irish Rep Honors Frank McCourt With THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

Honoring the one-year anniversary of the passing of Frank McCourt, The Irish Repertory Theatre presents a special engagement of THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt ('Angela's Ashes'). Directed by Charlotte Moore (more...)

BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows Dallas
by Erin Privratsky - Jun 19, 2010

Idina Menzel made her Texas debut Thursday night at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and impressed the 2000+ people in attendance so much that she was called out for two encores. (more...)

5th Season Of BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Features Chamberlin, Leung & More 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2010

FIRE ISLAND - THE ICE PALACE, located within the Grove Hotel in Cherry Grove, is pleased to announce the fifth season of BRANDON & RAY'S BROADWAY AT THE BEACH, an open-mic musical theatre party on Fire Island featuring Broadway's best! On Monday, June 21st, from 9pm till 11pm, join host BRANDON CUTRELL (Bistro, three-time MAC, and Nightlife Award winner) with RAY FELLMAN (Bistro Award winner) at the piano for opening night of this weekly party on Fire Island. There is no cover charge and no minimum. (more...)

Nash & Jackson to Host Logo's NewNowNextAwards 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Logo, the entertainment network for gays, lesbians and their families and friends announced the co-hosts for the 2010 'NewNowNext Awards.' Actress/comedienne Niecy Nash and actor Cheyenne Jackson are set to co-host the third annual 'NewNowNext Awards.' Logo also announced musicians Little Boots, Agnes and Dan Black are set to perform for the 'NewNowNext Awards' in front of a live audience at the retro-glam Edison in Downtown Los Angeles on June 8th. (more...)

Cleale Joins Baldwin in Westport's I DO! I DO!, 8/10-8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

The Westport Country playhouse has announced that Lewis Cleale will join the previously announced Kate Baldwin in their production of I DO! I DO! The production will run from August 10 to August 28. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Welcome Trafton, Bateman, Dixon, West To 50th Anniversary Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will welcome Juliette Trafton, Bill Bateman, MacIntyre Dixon and Charles West to the cast, as Kimberly Whalen, Steve Routman and Scott Willis depart. (more...)

Baldwin, Kudisch et al. Set for Summer Bway Festival in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

The Town Hall presents the Fourth Annual Summer Broadway Festival created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights in July at 8PM are BROADWAY WINNERS: THE AWARD-WINNING MUSIC OF BROADWAY! on July 12th, BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 19th, and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' on July 26th. The evenings will feature music and dance coupled with witty insider tidbits, all performed by Broadway's finest. Tickets for BROADWAY WINNERS and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' are $50 and $40. Tickets for BROADWAY'S RISING STARS are $30 and $25. All tickets are on sale through TicketMaster (800-982-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com) or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824. (more...)

Audemars Piguet Gives 1.3M to BC/EFA; Jackson, Grammer, Hodge et al. Partake in Auction Now Running
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

As part of a comprehensive partnership with The Tony Awards, Audemars Piguet has initiated a philanthropic effort through the brand's 'The Time to Give Foundation' to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Following the highly successful 'Time to Give' celebrity watch charity auction hosted last month, the program has raised $1.3m to date. (more...)

LCT3's ON THE LEVEE Begins Previews 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Amari Cheatom, Brian D. Coats, Chuck Cooper, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, Dion Graham, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Seth Numrich, Stephen Plunkett, Michael Siberry and Shelley Thomas will be featured in its upcoming LCT3 world premiere production of ON THE LEVEE, a play with music, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with play by Marcus Gardley, and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. (more...)

Broderick Set to Host Irish Rep's BRIGADOON Concert, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre will present a rare concert performance of Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe's BRIGADOON for its 2010 Annual Benefit Gala. The concert will be directed by Charlotte Moore and choreographed by Barry McNabb. This event is one night only: Monday, June 14 at the Shubert Theatre. Matthew Broderick (THE PRODUCERS) is set to host. (more...)

Broderick Set to Host Irish Rep's BRIGADOON Concert, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

The Irish Repertory Theatre will present a rare concert performance of Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe's BRIGADOON for its 2010 Annual Benefit Gala. The concert will be directed by Charlotte Moore and choreographed by Barry McNabb. This event is one night only: Monday, June 14 at the Shubert Theatre. Matthew Broderick (THE PRODUCERS) is set to host. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Douglas Hodge Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Catherine Zeta-Jones Wins 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Joe's Pub Presents Shells Cocktail Hour, Storm Large
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. (more...)

Lee & Raines Lead Summer Broadway Festival Held at The Town Hall 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

The Town Hall presents the 4th Annual Summer Broadway Festival created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Williamstown FORUM To Replace 'That'll Show Him' With 'The Echo Song'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2010

The Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM will feature the song 'The Echo Song' instead of 'That'll Show Him' in the second act. (more...)

NAMT Announces 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals 10/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced the selections for its 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2010 in New York City. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Complete 2010 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2010

Nicholas Martin announced today the remainder of the 2010 Season for Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the 56th season, and final one under Martin's tenure as WTF Artistic Director. (more...)

Photos: Cheyenne Jackson Begins Shooting for 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2010

Broadway favorite Cheyenne Jackson will be guest starring on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm next season and was recently spotted filiming in Washington Square Park. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour Welcomes New Principals to the Pridelands 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2010

The North American touring production of Disney's THE LION KING is pleased to welcome to the company beginning Tuesday, July 13 (more...)

SpotCo Launches New Marketing Division
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

One of Broadway's leading advertising agencies, SpotCo, has announced that it will launch a new division, which will offer added value marketing services, including sponsorship acquisitions, strategic partnerships, groups sales management, promotions and grassroots marketing. The creation of this new division marks SpotCo as the only advertising agency on Broadway to offer a complete range of services to its clients through media strategy, interactive, broadcast, and added-value marketing campaigns. (more...)

Town Hall Presents THE AWARD-WINNING MUSIC OF BROADWAY on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

The Town Hall presents the Fourth Annual Summer Broadway Festival created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights in July at 8PM are BROADWAY WINNERS: THE AWARD-WINNING MUSIC OF BROADWAY! on July 12th, BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 19th, and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' on July 26th. The evenings will feature music and dance coupled with witty insider tidbits, all performed by Broadway's finest. Tickets for BROADWAY WINNERS and ALL SINGIN' ALL DANCIN' are $50 and $40. Tickets for BROADWAY'S RISING STARS are $30 and $25. All tickets are on sale through TicketMaster (800-982-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com) or The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43 Street) between noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824. (more...)

Lee & Raines Lead Summer Broadway Festival Held at The Town Hall 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

The Town Hall presents the 4th Annual Summer Broadway Festival created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Williamstown Festival's 'FORUM' Closes 7/11; SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Up Next
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2010

Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of the Tony Award-winning musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will close on July 11. The all-male cast is directed by Jessica Stone (Butley, The Odd Couple), musical directed by Gary Adler (Avenue Q, Altar Boyz), and choreographed by Denis Jones (Legally Blonde, Broadway Bares). (more...)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia Leads TALES FROM THE TUNNEL, Previews 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2010

Rat King LLC, Adam Blanshay, and Stephenie Overton in association with Brierpatch Productions announce the Off-Broadway Run of The New Comedy TALES FROM THE TUNNEL. Featuring Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (more...)

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