Friday, June 05, 2009

The Classic Musical "Finian's Rainbow" Returns to Broadway!

Here’s a pot o’gold o’ good news from Applause: The recent Encores! concert performance of the 1947 musical “Finian’s Rainbow” will transfer as a full production to the St. James Theater!
Finian’s Rainbow” — which has not been seen on Broadway since 1960 — includes a memorable score of such standards as "Look to the Rainbow", “Old Devil Moon” and “How Are Things in Glocca Morra.” Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon travel to a small town in the mythical state of Missitucky with plans to bury a stolen pot of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox in the mistaken belief it will grow and multiply. They have been followed from Ireland by the owner of the gold, a leprechaun named Og, who shows up determined to recover his treasure. I loved the movie which starred Fred Astaire and Petula Clark and can't wait to see it on stage.
The original cast is expected back for Broadway including the great Cheyenne Jackson and Kate Baldwin.
We are sorry, but tickets are not on sale yet except for group bookings for Finian's Rainbow.
Performances Begin: August 4, 2009
Tickets normally go on sale about a month in advance of a shows first performance.

Here are some of the reviews from the Encores production;

“MIGHTY WAVES OF LAUGHTER. Finian’s Rainbow is surprisingly ageless. Its mad invention is bathed in a radiant score by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg, weaving a spell of happy enchantment. The ever-delightful Jim Norton is perfectly cast as Finian. Kate Baldwin is a discovery as Sharon. Her rich, pure soprano rides the crest of the melodies with ease. Pixie dust must have been mixed into the recipe for Finian’s Rainbow.”- The New York Times

Finian’s Rainbow IS A POT OF MUSICAL GOLD! A 24-carat revival packed with fantastic tunes. Thanks to a terrific cast assembled by director Warren Carlyle, it is hard to imagine ‘How Are Things in Glocca Morra,’ ‘Look to the Rainbow,’ ‘Old Devil Moon,’ ‘When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love’ and the other songs sounding any better. The wonderful Kate Baldwin and the charismatic Cheyenne Jackson have sparkling chemistry together.”- Daily News

“Dazzling! Magical! A stirring production featuring a top-flight cast!”- NY Post

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