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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
Lucas Aco1st Geologist
Anita AlvarezSusan Mahoney
Arlene AndersonSinger
Bette AndersonSinger
Robert BillheimerDancer
Eddie BruceBuzz Collins
Robert Eric Carlson2nd Sharecropper
2nd Deputy
Ralph Waldo Cummings3rd Sharecropper
Royal DanoMr. Shears
Kenneth DavisDancer
Harry Day3rd Deputy
Charles DaytonSinger
Nathaniel Dickerson2nd Geologist
Jane EarleJane
Michael Ellis1st Deputy
Lorenzo Fuller2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Cyprionne GabelDancer
Alan Gilbert1st Sharecropper
William GreavesHoward
Eleanore GregoryDancer
Erona HarrisDancer
Theodore HinesSinger
Ann HutchinsonDancer
Mimi KellySinger
Jerry Laws1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Ella LoganSharon McLonergan
Lyn Murray SingersEnsemble
Eve LynnSinger
Norma Jane MarloweOther Child
Dolores MartinSinger
Tom McElhanySheriff
Vera McNicholsDancer
Ann MittenDancer
Frank NealDancer
Roger OrhadienoDancer
Eddie PhillipsDancer
Robert PitkinSenator Billboard Rawkins
Donald RichardsWoody Mahoney
Elayne RichardsOther Child
James Flash RileyDancer
Louis Sharp3rd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Albert SharpeFinian McLonergan
Maude Simmons4th Sharecropper
Roland SkinnerJohn
the Preacher
Augustus Smith Jr.Henry
Kathleen StanfordDancer
Helen StantonSinger
Arthur TellMr. Robust
Sonny TerrySunny
Dorothy TuckerDancer
Margaret TynesSinger
Edythe UdaneDancer
David WayneOg
Gene WilsonDancer
Eleanor Winter
Captain of Singing Chorus
Diane WoodsDiane
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 RainbowSharon 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 LoveSharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
Something Sort of Grandish (Reprise) Og
Necessity The Lyn Murray Singers
That Great 'Come-and-Get-It' DaySharon McLonergan, Woody Mahoney and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
When the Idle Poor Become the Idle RichSharon McLonergan and Ensemble
Old Devil Moon (Reprise) Sharon McLonergan and Woody Mahoney
Fiddle FaddleOg
The BegatSenator 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 LoveOg and Susan Mahoney
If This Isn't Love (Reprise) Entire Ensemble
FinaleEntire Company