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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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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
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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
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BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
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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
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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Legendary Folk Singer Peter Yarrow to Visit FINIAN'S RAINBOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The cast of Finian's Rainbow prepares for visit tonight by legendary folk singer and political activist PETER YARROW of 'Peter, Paul & Mary' and modern members of the legendary band, including Noel Paul Stookey, Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappodocia. At 6pm, cast members will be treated to a meet & greet before the performance with these renowned political and musical figures attending tonight's 8pm sold out show. (more...)

Official: Jeremiah James and More Join Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today the new cast members joining Finian's Rainbow, which runs through January 29, 2017. (more...)

West End's Jeremiah James Joins Melissa Errico in FINIAN'S RAINBOW Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

New Year, new romance! West End star Jeremiah James is joining the cast of Irish Repertory Theatre's hit revival of Finian's Rainbow as 'Woody' opposite Melissa Errico, starting tonight, January 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
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Photo Coverage: Andrew Lippa & Friends Perform in American Songbook Series!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

On Wednesday, the acclaimed Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa hosts this delightful evening of song. BroadwayWorld was there and has a look at Andrew Lippa and his friends below! (more...)

First Look: Tyne Daly Takes the Stage in the Mad, Passionate Tale DEAR WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. The final presentation of the three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series features Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos) as Constance, Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as Gabrielle,and Lenny Wolpe (Wicked) as The Sewerman, with Dewey Caddell (Finian's Rainbow) as The Sergeant, J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis) as President 2, Ben Cherry (Fiddler on the Roof) as The Waiter, Stephen Mo Hanan (Jolson & Co.) as President 3, Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) as Nina, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as Julian, Peter Land (My Fair Lady) as President 1, Gordon Stanley (Ragtime) as The Prospector, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (The Nutty Professor) as The Mute. Stage Manager is Kimothy Cruse, with Assistant Stage Manager Shanna Allison. Directed by Michael Montel(director of twenty preview Musicals in Mufti presentations including Dear World, Take Me Along, and A Time for Singing), with music direction by Christopher McGovern (Cagney). PerCasting for the series is by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

DEAR WORLD Starring Tyne Daly Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, CASA VALENTINA, and More Among Spinning Tree's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces the 2017-18 season of plays and musicals. Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst: "Our 2017-18 season is a celebration of the human heart. With two Kansas City premieres, a little gem of a contemporary musical and an intimate retelling of a classic musical, our seventh season is a celebration of the human heart, art and humanity." (more...)

Melissa Errico to Sing from 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' at Transport Group Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Melissa Errico (who just finished an extended run in Irish Rep's critically acclaimed revival of Finian's Rainbow), has been added to the Transport Group's Benefit honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell on Monday, February 6 at 6pm at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
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BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2016
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BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
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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...)

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