Finian’s Rainbow Begins Off-Broadway Tonight

News   Finian’s Rainbow Begins Off-Broadway Tonight Following Irish Rep’s earlier concert revival, the musical returns as a mainstage production starring Melissa Errico.
Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Performances begin October 26 for the Irish Repertory Theatre revival of Finian’s Rainbow, adapted by artistic director Charlotte Moore and starring Tony nominee Melissa Errico. The story follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter who hope to strike it rich in America using a pot of gold stolen from a leprechaun.

Finian’s Rainbow features music by Burton Lane, a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, and lyrics by Harburg. Moore also directs, and Barry McNabb choreographs, with performances set to run through December 18. An opening night is scheduled for November 6.

Joining Errico as Sharon are William Bellamy as a Gospeleer, Kimberly Doreen Burns (Grease national tour) as Lilly Mae, Dewey Caddell (This Life) as Senator, Peyton Crim (A Crime to Remember) as Sheriff, Mark Evans (High School Musical) as Og, Matt Gibson (Gypsy) as Buzz Collins, Angela Grovey (Leap of Faith) as Sallyann, Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd) as Finian, Ramone Owens (Motown the Musical) as a Gospeleer, Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) as a Gospeleer, Ryan Silverman (Passion) as Woody, and Lyrica Woodruff (Switched at Birth) as Susan the Silent.

The staging features scenic design by James Morgan (Cagney), costume design by David Toser (Natural Affection), and lighting design by Mary Jo Dondlinger (New Girl in Town at Irish Rep). John Bell (Fiddler on the Roof) serves as music supervisor, with Stephen Gabis (Heisenberg) as dialect coach.

Tickets to Finian’s Rainbow range from $50-$70 and are on sale through Irish Rep’s box office by calling (212) 727-2737 or online at irishrep.org.

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