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Finian's Rainbow   

46th Street Theatre, (1/10/1947 - 10/02/1948)
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Opening Date: Jan 10, 1947    
Closing Date: Oct 02, 1948 Total Performances: 725

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Rainbow Valley, Missitucky.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Lee Sabinson and William R. Katzell
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
Directed by Bretaigne Windust; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Eleanore Goldsmith; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
General Manager: Charles Harris; Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: James Russo
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
Cast
Lucas Aco
1st Geologist
Dancer
Anita Alvarez
Susan Mahoney
Arlene Anderson
Singer
Bette Anderson
Singer
Robert Billheimer
Dancer
Eddie Bruce
Buzz Collins
Robert Eric Carlson
2nd Sharecropper
2nd Deputy
Ralph Waldo Cummings
3rd Sharecropper
Singer
Royal Dano
Mr. Shears
Kenneth Davis
Dancer
Harry Day
3rd Deputy
Charles Dayton
Singer
Nathaniel Dickerson
2nd Geologist
Jane Earle
Jane
Michael Ellis
1st Deputy
Lorenzo Fuller
2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Cyprionne Gabel
Dancer
Alan Gilbert
1st Sharecropper
William Greaves
Howard
Sharecropper
Eleanore Gregory
Dancer
Erona Harris
Dancer
Theodore Hines
Singer
Ann Hutchinson
Dancer
Mimi Kelly
Singer
Jerry Laws
1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Ella Logan
Sharon McLonergan
Lyn Murray Singers
Ensemble
Eve Lynn
Singer
Norma Jane Marlowe
Other Child
Dolores Martin
Singer
Tom McElhany
Sheriff
Vera McNichols
Dancer
Ann Mitten
Dancer
Frank Neal
Dancer
Roger Orhadieno
Dancer
Eddie Phillips
Dancer
Robert Pitkin
Senator Billboard Rawkins
Donald Richards
Woody Mahoney
Elayne Richards
Other Child
James Flash Riley
Dancer
Louis Sharp
3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Albert Sharpe
Finian McLonergan
Maude Simmons
4th Sharecropper
Singer
Roland Skinner
John
the Preacher
Singer
Augustus Smith Jr.
Henry
Kathleen Stanford
Dancer
Helen Stanton
Singer
Arthur Tell
Mr. Robust
Sonny Terry
Sunny
Dorothy Tucker
Dancer
Margaret Tynes
Singer
Edythe Udane
Dancer
David Wayne
Og
Gene Wilson
Dancer
Eleanor Winter
Captain of Singing Chorus
Singer
Diane Woods
Diane
Understudies: Royal Dano (Sheriff), Charles Dayton (1st Deputy, 1st Sharecropper, 2nd Sharecropper, Mr. Shears), Eleanore Gregory (Susan Mahoney), Theodore Hines (2nd Geologist, Howard), Coyal McMahan (1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, John), Larry Stewart (Woody Mahoney) and Arthur Tell (Buzz Collins, Senator Billboard Rawkins)
Tony Award®
winner 1948 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
winner 1947 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
David Wayne
winner 1947 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
Theatre World
winner 1947 Award [recipient]
David Wayne
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