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Finian's Rainbow - 1947 - Broadway

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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46th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.
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by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2020
Today we rewind to 2009, when Finian's Rainbow had its fourth Broadway revival at the St. James Theatre. Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Baldwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jim Norton and Chuck Cooper, the musical transferred to Broadway following an Encores! production earlier that year. In Finian's Rainbow, An elderly Irishman, Finian, moves to the southern United States with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. Og, a leprechaun, follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. 
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Yesterday, May 27 he chatted with Come From Away star Chad Kimball!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Today (May 28) in live streaming: Josh Groban is back for movie night, Steven Pasquale has a Classic Conversation, and so much more!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 27, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, May 27 (12pm), as he chats with Come From Away star Chad Kimball!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Today (May 27) in live streaming: Chad Kimball visits Backstage Live, Debra Messing and Victoria Clark visit Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Max von Essen took to Instagram to perform for fans, in lieu of his cancelled concert set for this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Today (May 26) in live streaming: Star Trek Voyager reunites, a new episode of It's the Day of the Show Y'all, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced that their annual Spotlight Spectacular Gala will take place virtually on the Huntington's Facebook and YouTube channels Monday, June 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its first ever Online Summer Season. This summer will feature three of Irish Rep's most beloved recent productions reimagined for the screen and filmed remotely for limited release as part of A Performance on Screen.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) has announced a new roster of FSPA Broadway Faculty. The nine Broadway professionals are available to enrolled students for private coaching via Zoom. Coachings are available for singing, acting, dance, and self-marketing in the theater industry.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre will bring outstanding talent together -- while staying apart -- in an exclusive fundraising event, Skylight Sings: A Virtual Concert, on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. (CDT) to benefit Skylight Music Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Mrs. Doubtfire is officially in previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson will join Mayim Bialik, Swoosie Kurtz, and Kyla Pratt on the new series, Call Me Kat, on Fox. .
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
I am an actor. One that has lived in New York City a long time. Long enough to call myself a New Yorker.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year©: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that David Schramm has passed away. Schramm was a founding member of The Acting Company. The company's Margot Harley announced his death today. He was 73 years old.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Today, March 27, be sure to drop in as he chats with beloved stage and screen star Cheyenne Jackson. Watch live, right here at 4pm EST!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Tony-nominee Chad Kimball revealed on social media today that he is among the Broadway stars who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
March 17th is here! While most of the world will not be raising a pint in celebration of St. Patrick's Day this year, it also seems a crime to let the day go by without a tip of the hat to the Irish- Broadway style. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Broadway By The Year: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 has been rescheduled for Monday, July 27.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today upcoming editions of their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, will open their 2020 virtual season with 'Don't Stop Believin', July 10th through 12th, 17th through 19th,  and will be offered on the Transcendence Theatre Company website through the online platform Vimeo.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush of the podcast 'Mamas Talkin' Loud', in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced that Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up) and husband Jason Landau (CEO of Slant), recently joined them as part of their month of PRIDE to share their incredible journey to becoming fathers to twins, Ethan & Willow.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Showtunes Theatre Company produced its first musical in concert on January 22, 2000 at Town Hall in Seattle. That first show was Anyone Can Whistle, a Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents cult favorite that showcased 30+ local performers and musicians and enjoyed a sold-out-one-night-only performance. Now, 20 years and one month to the day, Showtunes has produced 40 musicals in concert, multiple cabarets and special events produced in and around Seattle since January of 2000 on the very stage it all began - Town Hall Seattle.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by Rob Lester - Jan 26, 2020
Two prolific writers who put the a?oeGreata?? in a?oeThe Great American Songbooka?? were celebrated and explored in the same week at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. In different presentations, there were embraces of the legacies of lyricist E.Y. (a?oeYipa??) Harburg and composer/lyricist Cole Porter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals are have announced the release of the new digital single, 'Something That You Do' performed by Kate Baldwin, the first song from her concert and forthcoming third solo album, How Did You Get This Number?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Goodman Theatre announces Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway veteran, television star and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, will headline its a?oeShades of Coola?? major gala fundraiser. For one night only, the multitalented entertainer brings his charisma and charm to a set of musical theater favorites and classic standards.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret presents Tony, Grammy and Drama Desk nominee Max von Essen making his solo West Coast debut with award-winning composer, arranger, vocalist and jazz pianist Billy Stritch performing a?oeCall Me Old Fashioned: The American Standarda?? on Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The duo recently completed a sold-out run at Birdland Jazz Club in New York and will also perform this standards-based show as part of Palm Springs' highly anticipated Cabaret 88 series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Alexander 'Sandy' Marshall / Close Quarter Productions (Network) and The Peccadillo Theater Company have announced that their production of SIDEWAYS, the New York premiere of Rex Pickett's stage adaptation of his acclaimed novel (the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film of the same name), directed by The Peccadillo's OBIE-Award winning artistic director Dan Wackerman, has extended its limited engagement. Originally scheduled to be performed through April 12, SIDEWAYS will now run through Sunday, May 24 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Get a first look at SIDEWAYS, the New York premiere of Rex Pickett's stage adaptation of his acclaimed novel (the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film of the same name), directed by The Peccadillo's OBIE-Award winning artistic director Dan Wackerman.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020
Alexander 'Sandy' Marshall / Close Quarter Productions (Network) and The Peccadillo Theater Company present SIDEWAYS THE EXPERIENCE, the New York premiere of Rex Pickett's stage adaptation of his acclaimed novel, the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, paired with a VIP pre-show premium wine and gourmet food event curated and presented by leading online wine retailer Wine Access and celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. Directed by The Peccadillo's OBIE-Award winning artistic director Dan Wackerman, SIDEWAYS THE EXPERIENCE is now playing at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves). The Opening is Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Alexander 'Sandy' Marshall / Close Quarter Productions (Network) and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present Sideways the Experience, the New York premiere of Rex Pickett's stage adaptation of his acclaimed novel, the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, paired with a VIP pre-show premium wine and gourmet food event curated and presented by leading online wine retailer Wine Access and celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. Directed by The Peccadillo's OBIE-Award winning artistic director Dan Wackerman, Sideways the Experience begins previews on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves). The Opening is Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Grammy-nominated stage, television and film actor, singer, and songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson, will perform his first ever UK concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 28 June at 2.30pm & 6.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein featuring an all-star cast. The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Watch Cheyenne Jackson sing 'Teenage Dream' in this exclusive clip from The Seth Concert Series! Cheyenne's concert re-airs today at 3pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
Broadway might be dark this month, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway today, April 7, 2020.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020
'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
'Empathy Concert & Perspectives!': A weekly, live, interactive video session with Elliott Masie, Frank Nguyen (CLO), and Broadway Stars Adam Pascal, Kate Baldwin, Melinda Doolittle, and Telly Leung on Friday, May 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today the May lineup for their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020
Need something new to read or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
Looking for a musical escape to another time or place? You'll find a song that'll take you there with this week's lineup of wistful numbers in the Encores! Archives Projecta?'all specially curated by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Encores! Off-Center Creative Advisor; Artistic Director 2013-2016).
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 2, 2020
We kicked off our UK Living Room Concerts series with the fabulous Lauren Drew singing 'World Burn' from the Mean Girls musical - check it out here! Next up is Christina Bennington, who brings us a bat-tastic performance from her home to yours. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Chad Kimball was recently a guest on CBC's q Podcast, hosted by Tom Power. 
by - Apr 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.