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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.


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...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

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Recorded Books Narrators Honored with 2017 Tony Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Phoenix (more...)

Irish Rep to Stage World Premiere of Larry Kirwan's REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). Directed by Charlotte Moore (Finian's Rainbow), REBEL IN THE SOUL begins performances on April 12, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre and officially opens on April 18, running through May 24, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Boise (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE EMPEROR JONES Opens at The Irish Rep
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 13, 2017

Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Boise (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

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Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Croons at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to present Broadway leading lady Melissa Errico, who performed a special summer holiday concert on Monday, July 3. (more...)

BWW Review: MasterVoices' Babes in Toyland: "I did dwell within it and was forever happy there!"
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 5, 2017

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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
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

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BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

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
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2016
by - Dec 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2016
by - Dec 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 24, 2016
by - Dec 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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...)

Spinning Tree opens 7th Season with Intimate FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The 1947 musical fantasy Finian's Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, gets the Spinning Tree-tment September 1-17. The score, "one of the most enduringly delicious ever concocted for an American musical" (The New York Times), includes "Old Devil Moon," "How are things in Glocca Morra" and "Look to the Rainbow." (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre Opens 7th Season with FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 1947 musical fantasy Finian's Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, gets the Spinning Tree-tment September 1-17. (more...)

Spinning Tree Opens 7th Season with Intimate FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 1947 musical fantasy Finian's Rainbow, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, gets the Spinning Tree-tment September 1-17. The score, "one of the most enduringly delicious ever concocted for an American musical" (The New York Times), includes "Old Devil Moon," "How are things in Glocca Morra" and "Look to the Rainbow." (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/8/2017
by - Apr 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/8/2017. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

Melissa Errico and Scott Cohen Will Join Sarah Steele and Dominic Chianese in FRACTURED Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow, Billions) and Scott Cohen (Billions, Allegiance) will join the previously announced Sarah Steele (The Good Fight, Speech & Debate) and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) in a reading of Elizabeth Higgins Clark's new play FRACTURED tonight at 7 PM at the Acorn Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Chicago (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 15, 2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/15/2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/15/2017. (more...)

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