The Irish Repertory Theatre revival of Finian’s Rainbow, adapted by artistic director Charlotte Moore and starring Tony nominee Melissa Errico, officially opens November 6 following previews that began October 26. 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 the Off-Broadway staging, and Barry McNabb choreographs.
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.
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First Look at Melissa Errico in Finian’s Rainbow
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.