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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
nominee 1947 Award [recipient]
David Wayne
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
Necessity The Lyn Murray Singers
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