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Finian's Rainbow - 1947 - West End

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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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that Tony Award-winning producer, Obie Award-winning actor and renowned director Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar on Broadway with Denzel Washington, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit') has signed on to direct the company's New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
When superstars support music education, they do it in a big way. On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7pm, the Music Conservatory of Westchester will present its 19th Annual Gala virtually, and it will be nothing short of spectacular.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
Goodspeed Musicals has announced Shakin' the Blues Away: A Virtual Gala Concert for Goodspeed. The exciting online event will premiere October 29, 2020. This gala concert benefitting the two-time Tony Award-winning theater will feature stars of Goodspeed and Broadway performing beloved songs from classic musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
For the fourth and final production in their 2020 Best Night Ever Online Virtual Season, Transcendence Theatre Company is pulling out all the stops and will present a night of unforgettable song and dance with their Annual Gala Musical Fundraiser, September 11th through 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, and Stars in the House will present its next offering of Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
On this day in 2012, Chaplin, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Chaplin, opened on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Love & Southern D!scomfort and Present Perfect. The live 45-minute presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) and WAPAVA President Jackson R. Bryer have announced that Rick Hammerly has joined the organization as its new Executive Director as of October 1, 2020. Hammerly, a 2-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actor/director, is also the Producing Artistic Director of Factory 449.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
The Old Globe announced today that its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for Keen After Hours. Next up is Kate Baldwin (October 5th), followed by Marsha Mason (October 19th), and John-Andrew Morrison & Jasminn Johnson (October 26th).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Today Patton Daye Slater Productions announced the forthcoming release of the haunting new single 'Liquid Courage,' a song from the upcoming musical theatre concept album Love & Southern D!scomfort. 'Liquid Courage' features music and lyrics by Bobby Daye, lyrics by Monica L. Patton, and vocals by Broadway veteran Ramona Keller.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld is premiering a timely new song/music video that's a part of the efforts of Broadway for Biden. 'Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe', from the 1943 Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg musical Cabin In the Sky, is performed by Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico and Billboard Chart-topping pianist Lara Downes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casts for Sing in a New Year! and Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the first two productions to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Today Patton Daye Slater Productions announced the release of 'Memory Lane,' the second single from the upcoming musical theatre concept album Love & Southern D!scomfort. 'Memory Lane' features vocals by Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) and Broadway veteran Anthony Wayne (Tootsie).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2020
Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, will celebrate the holiday season with Broadway Holiday Experiences, festive nights of seasonal song and dance - at the Drive-in and online. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) A Night at Rose's Turn, Part 2, streams tonight Tuesday, November at 7:15 pm ET, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Leslie Anderson. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
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 - 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 11, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Broadway's Max von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
The American Traditions Vocal Competition has announced its star-studded lineup of judges for its virtual 2021 season: two-time Tony nominee, singer, actress, songwriter and recording artist Kate Baldwin; Grammy winner, nominee, and acclaimed jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling; and Grammy nominee and renowned opera singer Lawrence Brownlee.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
Three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, who is set to star in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of  Company, will be seen this month on HBO Max in Steven Soderbergh's new film, Let Them All Talk.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2020
Tonight, Paper Mill Playhouse will begin streaming Sing in a New Year!, the first show to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Open Jar Studios is hosting three upcoming live solo concerts as part of the Broadway Relief Project series. The series gives limited capacity audiences their first opportunity to experience live performances again, following over five months of Broadway being shut down.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Every Thursday at 3pm from September 10th - October 31st, Tony award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins and TV & Broadway star Ciara Renée will come together for exclusive, one-on-one conversations with new guest stars each week when Pinkins' puts a horror-fying lens on the upcoming election with her film RED PILL.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Stars in the House presented a gala and telethon with French Woods Festival of the Arts partnering with the Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance this past Sunday, August 16th. The virtual Gala reached over 20,000 views throughout the Stars In The House network and raised $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the College Arts Scholarship Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
Goodspeed has announced a new fun and foot-stomping evening of live music featuring fan-favorite David Lutken and The Seat Of The Pants Band. Based on the huge success of the first set of outdoor concerts, Goodspeed Musicals has scheduled three new weekends of jubilant Americana music by the riverside!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
What have you been doing during the pandemic? New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller has been writing a collection of horror stories, all inspired by the musical theatre. Yes, you read that right.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
For the 109th Kritzerland show, roll out the ribbons, throw the confetti, because Kritzerland is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
For the 109th Kritzerland show, roll out the ribbons, throw the confetti, because Kritzerland is celebrating its tenth anniversary. 
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 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.