Finian's Rainbow

City Center Revival (1960)

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Director and Choreographer
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Co-Choreographer

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Susan Mahoney
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Maude
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Finian McLonergan
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Sharon McLonergan
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Woody Mahoney
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Og (A Leprechaun)
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Senator Billboard Rawkins
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Howard
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Buzz Collins
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Sheriff

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Act One

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  • This Time of the Year .... Singing Ensemble
  • This Time of the Year (Dance) .... Susan and Dance Ensemble
  • How Are Things in Glocca Morra? .... Sharon
  • Look to the Rainbow .... Sharon and Singing Ensemble
  • Look to the Rainbow (Dance) .... Susan, Finian and Dance Ensemble
  • Old Devil Moon .... Sharon and Woody
  • How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Reprise) .... Sharon
  • Something Sort of Grandish .... Sharon and Og
  • If This Isn't Love .... Sharon, Woody and Singing Ensemble
  • Something Sort of Grandish (Reprise) .... Og
  • Necessity .... Singer and Women's Singing Ensemble
  • Great Come-and-Get-It-Day .... Sharon, Woody and Ensemble

Act Two

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  • When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich .... Sharon and Company
  • Old Devil Moon (Reprise) .... Sharon and Woody
  • Dance of the Golden Crock .... Susan
  • The Begat .... Senator Rawkins and Passion Pilgrim Gospeleers
  • Look to the Rainbow (Reprise) .... Sharon, Woody and Singing Ensemble
  • When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love .... Og and Susan
  • If This Isn't Love (Reprise) .... Entire Ensemble
  • Finale .... Company

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Trivia & History

After excellent reviews and strong box office for its run at City Center, the production was picked up by commercial producers for a run at the 46h Street Theatre, where the original production had played. Business did not remain strong when the production moved. Then an Actors Equity strike started on June 2, and the production did not return when the strike was over on June 13. 

A summer-stock tour of Finian's Rainbow featuring members of this production's cast, including stars Jeannie Carson, Biff McGuire and Bobby Howes, was arranged. An announcement was made that it would play Toronto, Coconut Grove, Las Vegas and possibly Chicago and other cities. It did play Toronto from June 20 through 25, but Jeannie Carson got her own summer-replacement TV series on ABC, The Jeannie Carson Show, which started on June 29. It seems that the tour did not continue with a replacement Sharon after the Toronto run.

Cris Alexander, who joined the cast in a supporting role when the production moved to the 46th Street, played Og during the Toronto run.


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