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Finian's Rainbow - 1997 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021
The Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) ushers in its 107th season with stellar productions of the acclaimed musical Harmony: A New Musical by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, a co-production with the New York City Opera of the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis, a virtual presentations of Kadye Molodowsky's Ale Fenster Tsu Der Zun (All the Windows Face the Sun), 15 Minute Yiddish (More or Less), and much more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Philomene Doucette, is a made-to-order assassin struggling between her programming and her desire for free will. Brainwashed and systematically fractured from the age of six, the pretty killer disassociates between her Six-Year-Old Self, the heart, Philomene, the head, and the Monarch Queen, the abyss who finds no issue with killing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2021
A two-week Musical Theatre intensive for performers who are, or soon to be, #ready4newyork, Ages 18 and up. All students, all faculty: fully vaccinated.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2020
Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021
Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 30th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 17-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production, directed by Scott Evans, will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway & TV star Richard Thomas returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021
Petula Clark who currently plays Bird Woman in the West End production of Mary Poppins was surprised by the cast at the at the curtain call last night (15 November 2021) as she celebrated her birthday. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his popular Nothing Like a Dame, is available today in hardcover and digital formats on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A Wonderful Guy is published by Oxford Press.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
by Clarissa Moon - May 24, 2021
Tyrick Wiltez Jones has appeared in FINIAN’S RAINBOW and HAIRSPRAY on Broadway in addition to multiple national tours, including BAT OUT OF HELL, FOSSE and MISS SAIGON. I sat down with Jones to discuss performing on Broadway, touring the world and Fosse’s influence on his career.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2021
Casting has been announced for Transcendence Theatre Company's MY HERO, June 4th - 20th.
by Team BWW - May 20, 2021
Chuck Cooper and Lilli Cooper are stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances and interviews before their show on Sunday!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced the appointment of playwright Chisa Hutchinson and actor Jason Tam to Keen’s Board of Directors. Also announced today was the appointment of actor Kate Baldwin to Keen’s Advisory Council.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021
Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actress Petula Clark will be honored at the 36th annual Bistro Awards on Friday, April 30. This virtual special event will have its premiere screening at 8 pm. Ms. Clark will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award for her eight decades of artistic accomplishments.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 23, 2021
Petula Clark first arrived in America as the distaff member of the historic British invasion of the ‘60s. Her iconic single “Downtown” soared up the charts, the first in a series of memorable hits that won the hearts of listeners.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his wildly popular Nothing Like a Dame, will be released on Thursday, April 1 and is published by Oxford Press. A Wonderful Guy will be available in hardcover and digital formats with pre-orders now being accepted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2021
Liz Callaway has shared a video of herself singing 'Look to the Rainbow' from Finian's Rainbow in her kitchen. She shared, 'I was inspired to sing a song today for St Patrick's Day, and this gem from Finian's Rainbow came to mind. The arrangement is by my pal, and cast-mate from Merrily We Roll Along, David Loud.'
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2021
St. Patrick's Day is here, and while you raise a pint in celebration, we're inviting you to turn up the volume with a wee bit o' Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
Perhaps she was best known for her concerts at Carnegie Hall, which began in 1955. She performed benefit concerts every year on St. Patrick’s Day for more than two decades, and they all sold out.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 14, 2021
There is nothing like Celtic music to bring a lift to the step and a smile to the heart, and SONGS OF IRELAND, a new benefit concert streaming on the Fulton Theatre’s virtual platform, Fulton HD, delivers an hour of irresistible tunes performed with impeccable style, charm, and emotional depth by a stellar ensemble, who have a strong bond with Maine theatre. Directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, this beautifully crafted musical revue brings together Curt Dale Clark, Charis Leos, David Girolmo, Cary Michele Miller, Jay Poff, and Gillian Hassert, all of whom are favorites at Maine State Music and most veterans of either the 2016 THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY co-production with Portland Stage or Robin’s restaging at the Fulton Theatre in 2018.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Award-winning singer and actor Steven Brinberg (Simply Barbra) brings his new show On A Clear Day You Can See SIMPLY BARBRA Forever…  to The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street (in Yotel Hotel) NYC on Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Whether it be a live or recorded performance, a classical, contemporary, musical theatre or spiritual song, British/Italian soprano Carly Paoli, certainly knows how to deliver and 24 September 2021 will see the release of a brand-new album,  Carly Paoli & Friends on the Abiah label. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022
Feinstein's/54 Below presents the music of Andy Roninson as part of the “New Writers at 54” series on August 5th, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico and Billboard Chart-topping pianist Lara Downes have come together to collaborate on a new recording of the Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg classic: “Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022
After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement as of the end of 2021. Mr. Viertel came to the company in 1987 and was involved in the production of many award-winning plays and musicals, including six of August Wilson’s legendary ten–play Century Cycle.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Broadway's Max von Essen!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2021
Broadway Smashes COVID is going to be a star-studded evening of music and laughter with performances by Tony and Grammy Award winners, operatic icons, televisions celebrities and YouTube sensations to benefit Health Care Without Walls, a nonprofit that provides free medical care to a growing number of homeless women and children in Greater Boston.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021
Today (February 25) in live streaming: its Game Night on Stars in the House, Brian Stokes Mitchell on Backstage Live, and more!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Feb 22, 2021
Today's special guest is Broadway favorite Max Von Essen. Max is a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri in the award winning production of An American in Paris on Broadway. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021
They’re dancing again & watching iconic feature films on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Government mandated COVID-19 guidelines have been loosened and the Center is presenting Saturday Wellness Classes featuring African Dance taught by Dr. Jewel, Tuesday Night Dance Classes withLauren Lim Jackson & more.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2021
On Saturday, February 20 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., will present the fifteenth installment of 'Open 'Tho Shut,' its afternoon of 'walk-by theater' that is staged in its set shop and visible from East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Staff - Dec 22, 2021
The Axelrod PAC in New Jersey has set two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Finian’s Rainbow) and film and TV star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich and the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music) as the leads for their production of The Bridges of Madison County, directed by one of its original stars Hunter Foster.
by Stephi Wild - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
Rowdy and fun, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is our joyous celebration of the return of theatre. Closed since March 2020, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) opens with Ain't Misbehavin' on September 10, 2021 through September 25, 2021. It will be presented scripts-in-hand, as a concert musical but fully staged with the orchestra on stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021
Transcendence Theatre Company celebrates the 10th anniversary season of Broadway Under The Stars and the return to Jack London State Historic Park with an all-new concert, ROAD TRIP!, now through August 29th.  First production shots have just been released.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony-nominated actor William McGuire, known by his nickname 'Biff' has died at age 94.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 22, 2021
Company star Kyle Dean Massey and his husband, fellow Broadway veteran Taylor Frey, have just announced that they are expecting their first child. 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2021
We're taking a closer look at the musicals that inspired writers, creators, and performers for years to come, and today we're kicking it off at the top of the Golden Age. Study up on the great musicals of the 1940s with a playlist of 75 showtunes of the era.