Finian's Rainbow

Musical - Revival

City Center

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  • Opening Date: May 18, 1955
  • Closing Date: May 29, 1955
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  • Performances: 15

Music: Burton Lane

Book: E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy

Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg


A blend of romantic fantasy and social commentary, Finian's Rainbow 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.


Opening Night Cast

Anita Alvarez Susan Mahoney
Jonelle Allen Honey Lou
Helen Baisley Singer
Richard Blofson 2nd Deputy
Frank Borgman Senator Billboard Rawkins
John Bouie Singer
1st Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer
Walter P. Brown Singer
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Opening Night Production Credits

E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Book
Fred Saidy Fred Saidy Book
Burton Lane Burton Lane Music
E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Lyrics
  William Hammerstein Staging
  Onna White Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Featured Actor in a Musical Will Mahoney Nominee
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