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Finian's Rainbow   

46th Street Theatre, (5/23/1960 - 6/01/1960)
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Opening Date: May 23, 1960    
Closing Date: Jun 01, 1960 Total Performances: 12

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Comments: This production premiered as part of the City Center season, having played 15 performances from April 27 through May 8, 1960, before transferring to the 46th Street Theatre. Before transferring to Broadway, the role of Susan Mahoney was played by Anita Alvarez, the Sheriff was played by Tom McElhany, Mr. Shears was played by Joe Ross, 1st Deputy was played by Don Gray; additional singers were John Boni, Hugh Dilworth, Don Gray, and Marnell Higley; additional dancers were Marilynn Allwyn, Gene Gavin, Ellen Halpin, Mavis Ray, and Jaime Juan Rogers.



Production Staff
Produced by Robert Fryer, Lawrence Carr, John F. Herman and Theatrical Interests Plan, Inc.
As produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director); Transferred from City Center
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: Max Meth
Directed by Herbert Ross; Choreographed by Herbert Ross; Co - Choreographer: Peter Conlow
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Stanley Simmons; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Production Associate: Robert Linden; Production Stage Manager: Herman Shapiro; Stage Manager: Chet O'Brien
Press Representative: Tom Trenkle
Cast
Sorrell Booke
Senator Billboard Rawkins
Carol Brice
Maude
Jeannie Carson
Sharon McLonergan
Bobby Howes
Finian McLonergan
Biff McGuire
Woody Mahoney
Howard Morris
Og
Cris Alexander
Mr. Shears
Eddie Bruce
Buzz Collins
Carmen Gutierrez
Susan Mahoney
Judson Morgan
Sheriff
Issa Arnal
Singer
Patty Austin
Diane
Nan Courtney
Singer
Edgar Daniels
Mr. Robust
Michael Darden
Henry
Julius C. Fields
Dancer
Jerry Fries
Dancer
Arthur Garrison
Sam
Sharecropper
Bill Glover
2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Singer
Don Grilley
1st Deputy
Singer
Robert Guillaume
2nd Geologist
Singer
Colonel Tiger Haynes
3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Singer
Loren Hightower
Dancer
Nat Horne
Dancer
Barney Johnston
1st Geologist
Singer
Jerry Laws
1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Singer
Ronald Lee
Dancer
Sally Lee
Dancer
Mary Louise
Singer
John McCurry
1st Sharecropper
Singer
Diane McDaniel
Dancer
Jim McMillan
Howard
Sharecropper
Larry Mitchell
2nd Deputy
Singer
Carmen Morales
Dancer
Lispet Nelson
Singer
Paul Olson
Dancer
Wakefield Poole
Broadway debut
Dancer
Stephanie Reynolds
Singer
Sandra Roveta
Dancer
Ron Schwinn
Dancer
Alice Shanahan
Dancer
Knute Sullivan
2nd Sharecropper
Singer
Jacqueline Walcott
Dancer
Alyce Elizabeth Webb
Singer
Beverly Jane Welch
Singer
Myrna White
Dancer
Understudies: Nan Courtney (Sharon McLonergan), Robert Guillaume (Howard), John McCurry (1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, 2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer, 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer), Larry Mitchell (Woody Mahoney) and Knute Sullivan (Mr. Robust)
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