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Finian's Rainbow

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 9, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) begins performances tonight, Tuesday September 3rd, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday September 24th.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 25, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group just celebrated Opening Night for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra last night, September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates Opening Night tonight, Tuesday September 24th, for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group opens Tuesday September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Abingdon Theatre Company today announced that Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos) will a?oejoin the partya?? at its upcoming Benefit Gala where they will honor Tony Award-nominated composer & lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, Big Fish) in celebration of the company's 27th anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?' the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?' will present a special one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The 1989 Tony Award winning Broadway musical has songs by Robert Wright & George Forrest, book by Luther Davis, and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The concerts a?' written and directed by Tony nominee Walter Willison, and dedicated to the memory of original Grand Hotel star Liliane Montevecchi a?' will take at The Green Fig, adjacent to The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel).
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Tony and Drama Desk nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello Dolly, Big Fish, Giant, Finnian's Rainbow) and Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde, Saturn Returns, Hello Again) team up on November 20 for a special recital in the Fabbri Chamber Concerts series, in the magnificent library of the historic Fabbri Mansion (now the House of the Redeemer) on the Upper East Side (7 East 95th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
This holiday season, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show). Jennings brings the Gospel to life on stage - in just 90 minutes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Kate Baldwin, a two-time Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Milwaukeean, will headline the Skylight Night Gala, an annual fundraiser benefiting Skylight Music Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 22nd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run November 10 a?' December 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" has announced that John Schneider has been added to the cast of the one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Earlier today, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed multi-platinum-selling recording artist, composer, lyricist, pianist, actress and Tony Award©-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!) and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon, Cats), Melissa Errico (Tony-nominated star of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Passion, Finian's Rainbow, Amour), Ryan McCartan (Scotland, PA; Wicked; Heathers; Disney Channel's 'Liv And Maddie'), and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award-winning star of Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) to preview their upcoming engagements.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 6, 2019
Earlier today, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed multi-platinum-selling recording artist, composer, lyricist, pianist, actress and Tony Award©-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Ryan McCartan, and Brian Stokes Mitchell to preview their upcoming engagements.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
John Schneider has been added to the cast of the one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Today, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced an exciting lineup of artists who will take the stage at San Francisco's premier intimate nightclub this winter. Additional artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now by visiting www.feinsteinssf.com or calling 866-663-1063. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Patton Daye Slater Productions and South Of Broadway Theatre Company will present the WORLD PREMIERE of the captivating new musical 'Love & Southern D!scomfort'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre announced that two-time Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Milwaukeean Kate Baldwin will perform in concert Saturday, October 26, 2019 headlining the Skylight Night Gala, an annual fundraiser benefiting Skylight Music Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Alison Luff and Mark Evans just joined the Broadway cast of Waitress as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter. Check out a video of their first curtain call below!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019
Today's top stories: Little Shop of Horrors returns off-Broadway, Britney Spears musical postponed, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with a new production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Guys and Dolls, running Tuesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 28 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Perfect Fit, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film, Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing, A Christmas Story National Tour, TrevorLive, The Pill) will be making its world premiere this Summer in a staged developmental production that will run August 11 - 23 as part of the Rave Theater Festival. Directed by Broadway veteran Garth Kravits (Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin' the Band Back Together), The Perfect Fit will run at the Teatro Latea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. 
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 20, 2020
Black Arts MKE, Adam Slater Productions and Patton Daye Slater Productions present the captivating new musical 'Love & Southern D!scomfort' in Milwaukee this May.
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 - Dec 6, 2019
This Sunday, December 8, the Christmas season commences at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) with the opening of The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show). Jennings brings the Gospel to life on stage - in just 90 minutes. Directed by John Pietrowski (Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey), The Gospel of John plays a limited holiday engagement through December 29 at The Sheen Center's Black Box Theater.  Currently in previews, the official opening is Sunday, December 8 at 3PM. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, has been extended through June 20, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Broadway casting director Tara Rubin (Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin) and choreographer Al Blackstone (SYTYCD) kicked off the premiere workshops of Open Jar Institute's Broadway Masterclass Series, which will feature ongoing workshops with award-winning Broadway professionals including Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, Tony-Winner Joanna Gleason, five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 6, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group will soon present a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Sunday September 24th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Abingdon Theatre Company today announced initial casting for its upcoming Benefit Gala where they will honor Tony Award-nominated composer & lyricist Andrew Lippa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Villain: DeBlanks makes its Jersey Shore debut with a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, September 9 at the Beachwood Community Center. This special event promises to be an evening of laughter and shenanigans, with proceeds to support the local campaign of Czarkowski & Wright for Ocean County Freeholder. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Jonathan Demar will make his Green Room 42 debut on November 10th at 7pm with an all new version of his solo show Setting the Standard.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
THE PERFECT FIT, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin made its world premiere this month in a staged developmental production as part of the Rave Theater Festival. The show quickly became the toughest ticket to get for the Rave Theater Festival and sold out the entire run prior to opening.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group today announced that Jeff Applegate would join the cast as Rufio for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), continuing through October 12th only.  Opening Night is set for Tuesday September 24th.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
New York City Center today announced select casting for the 2020 Encores! season.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 20, 2019
Tony Award nominated leading man, Max von Essen, celebrated the release of his debut solo recording, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, (LML Music), with one show at Birdland on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre announced a special evening with two-time Broadway Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin in conversation with Skylight Music Theatre's new Artistic Director Michael Unger on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Skylight's Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre announced a special evening with two-time Broadway Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin in conversation with Skylight Music Theatre's new Artistic Director Michael Unger on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Skylight's Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, WAITRESS will end its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. When the show says goodbye to Broadway, it will have played 33 previews and 1544 performances.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Tony Award nominated leading man, Max von Essen, will celebrate the release of his debut solo recording, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, (LML Music), with one show at Birdand on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 12, 2019
Broadway actors Julia Haubner and Ian Saraceni have joined the cast of The Perfect Fit, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film, Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing, A Christmas Story National Tour, TrevorLive, The Pill). The production will be making its world premiere in a staged developmental production that will run August 11 - 23 as part of the Rave Theater Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
It only takes a taste! Sneak a peek at new Waitress stars Alison Luff and Mark Evans sweetening up their new roles!