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Finian's Rainbow   

City Center , (5/18/1955 - 5/29/1955)
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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
Jonelle Allen Honey Lou
Anita Alvarez Susan Mahoney
Helen Baisley Singer
Richard Blofson 2nd Deputy
Frank Borgman Senator Billboard Rawkins
John Bouie 1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Walter P. Brown 1st Geologist
Eddie Bruce Buzz Collins
John Bryan Sheriff
Terry Carter Howard
Donn Driver Og
James Elward Mr. Shears
Clifford Fearl Singer
Al Fiorella Dancer
Helen Gallagher Sharon McLonergan
Michael Gilford Henry
Merv Griffin Woody Mahoney
Erona Harris Dancer
Norma Kaiser Dancer
Robert Karl Dancer
Emory Knight 2nd Geologist
3rd Deputy
Lynn-Rose Kohan Diane
Rosetta LeNoire 2nd Sharecropper
Howard Lear 1st Deputy
Loys Lozano Dancer
Will Mahoney Finian McLonergan
Therese Mari Singer
Mary Martinet Dancer
Rosalie Maxwell Singer
Vera McNichols Dancer
Eileen Moran Singer
Tom Panko Dancer
Louise Pearl Singer
Charles Queenan Dancer
Michelle Reiner Singer
Nadine Revene Dancer
Seth Riggs 2nd Sharecropper
Jay Riley 3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Robert Rippy Singer
Harry Lee Rogers Dancer
Janice Samarie Singer
Oggie Small Mr. Robust
Elwood Smith 2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Christine Spencer Singer
Evans Thornton 1st Sharecropper
Rodester Timmons John
the Preacher
Kirsten Valbor Dancer
Murray Vines Singer
Marc West Dancer
Elizabeth Williamson Dancer
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Will Mahoney
music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1Sung 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
That Great 'Come-and-Get-It' Day Sharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung 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