Finian's Rainbow Revival 1997

Ages: 6+
Opened: April 25, 1997
Closing: July 04, 1997

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

Goodspeed Opera House
PO Box A, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT 06423

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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