MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 10, 1947
Closing Date
Oct 02, 1948
Performances
725
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Jan 10, 1947 - Oct 02, 1948)

Setting
Rainbow Valley, Missitucky.

Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Music by Burton Lane; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman; Assistant Vocal arrang.: Ray Charles
Directed by Bretaigne Windust; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Eleanor Goldsmith; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey
General Manager: Charles Harris; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Joseph Harris; Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: James Russo; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Charles
Conducted by Milton Rosenstock; Music Contractor: Philip Palmer; Associate Conductor: Joseph Benavente
Dance Captain: Frank Neal; General Press Representative: Samuel J. Friedman; Press Representative: Theodore Goldsmith; Press Assistant: Harvey Sabinson; Assistant to the Director: Rosette Plesser
1st Geologist
 
Dancer
Susan Mahoney
Buzz Collins
2nd Sharecropper
 
2nd Deputy
3rd Sharecropper
 
Singer
Mr. Shears
Dancer
3rd Deputy
2nd Geologist
Jane
1st Deputy
2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
1st Sharecropper
Howard
Sharecropper
Dancer
Singer
1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Sharon McLonergan
Singer
Other Child
Sheriff
Dancer
Dancer
Senator Billboard Rawkins
Woody Mahoney
Other Child
3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Finian McLonergan
4th Sharecropper
 
Singer
John
the Preacher
 
Singer
Singer
Mr. Robust
Sunny
Dancer
Dancer
Eleanor Winter
Captain of Singing Chorus
Singer
Diane
Understudies: Royal Dano (Sheriff), Charles Dayton (1st Sharecropper, 2nd Sharecropper, 1st Deputy, Mr. Shears), Eleanore Gregory (Susan Mahoney), Theodore Hines (Howard, 2nd Geologist), Coyal McMahan (John, 1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer), Larry Stewart (Woody Mahoney) and Arthur Tell (Buzz Collins, Senator Billboard Rawkins)

46th Street Theatre (Jan 10, 1947 - Oct 02, 1948)

Conducted by Max Meth and Ray Charles

Cast

Connie Baxter
Performed during Ella Logan's illness
Sharon McLonergan
Feb 04, 1947 - Feb 08, 1947
1st Deputy
Sharon McLonergan
1st Deputy
Diane
Other Child
 
Henry
5th Sharecropper
 
Singer
Other Child
Sharon McLonergan
Susan Mahoney
Finian McLonergan
Susan Mahoney
2nd Sharecropper
 
2nd Deputy
 
Singer
Finian McLonergan
2nd Geologist
 
Singer
2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Finian McLonergan
Singer
Singer
Honey Lou
4th Sharecropper
 
Singer
3rd Sharecropper
1st Sharecropper
 
Singer
4th Sharecropper
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Tourist
Sharon McLonergan
3rd Deputy
 
Tourist
 
Dancer
Finian McLonergan
Understudies: George Charles (1st Geologist), Charles J. Davis (Og, 1st Geologist), James Grimes (Honey Lou, Henry), Sheila Guyse (5th Sharecropper), Kitty Kallen (Sharon McLonergan), Brayton Lewis (Mr. Robust), Bertha Powell (3rd Sharecropper), Thomas Reider (1st Sharecropper, 2nd Sharecropper, Mr. Shears, 1st Deputy) and Philip Truex (Og)
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 Rainbow
Sharon 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 Love
Sharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
Something Sort of Grandish (Reprise)
Og
Necessity
The Lyn Murray Singers
That Great 'Come-and-Get-It' Day
Sharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich
Sharon McLonergan and Ensemble
Old Devil Moon (Reprise)
Sharon McLonergan and Woody Mahoney
Fiddle Faddle
Og
The Begat
Senator 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 Love
Og and Susan Mahoney
If This Isn't Love (Reprise)
Entire Ensemble
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

Conductor and Musical Director

1948 Winner
Conducted by Max Meth

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1947 Winner
David Wayne

Best Choreography

1947 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Kidd

Theatre World

Award

1947 Recipient
David Wayne
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