A Cover Story: Finian's Rainbow

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: Finian's Rainbow
Following a critically acclaimed City Center Encores! run in March, the 1947 Burton Lane-Fred Saidy-E.Y. Harburg musical Finian's Rainbow begins performances at the St. James Theatre Oct. 8.

The show, last revived on Broadway in 1967, tells the story of the Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon who travel to a small Southern town in the mythical state of Missitucky with plans to bury a stolen pot of gold in the shadows of Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief it will grow and multiply. They are followed from Ireland by the owner of the gold, a leprechaun, who shows up determined to recover his treasure.

Warren Carlyle again directs and choreographs, with musical direction by Rob Berman. The cast features Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Baldwin, Jim Norton, Christopher Fitzgerald and Chuck Cooper.


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