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Finian's Rainbow   

 
City Center, (5/18/1955 - 5/29/1955)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 18, 1955    
Closing Date: May 29, 1955 Total Performances: 15

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Off-Broadway
Setting: Rainbow Valley, Missitucky.



Production Staff
Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (William Hammerstein: General Director)
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Music by Burton Lane; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
Staged by William Hammerstein; Choreographed by Onna White; Based the original choreography by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Alvin Colt
Production Stage Manager: Bernard Gersten; Stage Manager: Richard Blofson
Conducted by Julius Rudel
Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Michael Shurtleff; Costume Supervisor: Frank Spencer
Cast
Jonelle AllenHoney Lou
Anita AlvarezSusan Mahoney
Helen BaisleySinger
Richard Blofson2nd Deputy
Frank BorgmanSenator Billboard Rawkins
John Bouie1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Singer
Walter P. Brown1st Geologist
Singer
Eddie BruceBuzz Collins
John BryanSheriff
Terry CarterHoward
Sharecropper
Donn DriverOg
James ElwardMr. Shears
Clifford FearlSinger
Al FiorellaDancer
Helen GallagherSharon McLonergan
Michael GilfordHenry
Merv GriffinWoody Mahoney
Erona HarrisDancer
Norma KaiserDancer
Robert KarlDancer
Emory Knight2nd Geologist
3rd Deputy
Lynn-Rose KohanDiane
Rosetta LeNoire2nd Sharecropper
Howard Lear1st Deputy
Singer
Loys LozanoDancer
Will MahoneyFinian McLonergan
Therese MariSinger
Mary MartinetDancer
Rosalie MaxwellSinger
Vera McNicholsDancer
Eileen MoranSinger
Tom PankoDancer
Louise PearlSinger
Charles QueenanDancer
Michelle ReinerSinger
Nadine ReveneDancer
Seth Riggs2nd Sharecropper
Singer
Jay Riley3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Dancer
Singer
Robert RippySinger
Harry Lee RogersDancer
Janice SamarieSinger
Oggie SmallMr. Robust
Elwood Smith2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Singer
Christine SpencerSinger
Evans Thornton1st Sharecropper
Singer
Rodester TimmonsJohn
the Preacher
Singer
Kirsten ValborDancer
Murray VinesSinger
Marc WestDancer
Elizabeth WilliamsonDancer
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Will Mahoney
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1 Sung By
This Time of the Year Ensemble
How Are Things in Glocca Morra?Sharon McLonergan
Look to the RainbowSharon McLonergan and Ensemble
Old Devil Moon Sharon McLonergan and Woody Mahoney
How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Reprise) Sharon McLonergan
Something Sort of Grandish Susan Mahoney and Og
If This Isn't LoveSharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
Something Sort of Grandish (Reprise) Og
Necessity
That Great 'Come-and-Get-It' DaySharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
When the Idle Poor Become the Idle RichSharon McLonergan and Ensemble
Old Devil Moon (Reprise) Sharon McLonergan and Woody Mahoney
Fiddle FaddleOg
The BegatSenator Billboard Rawkins, 1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, 2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer and 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Look to the Rainbow (Reprise) Sharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
When I'm Not Near the Girl I LoveOg and Susan Mahoney
If This Isn't Love (Reprise) Entire Ensemble
FinaleEntire Company