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Cast Announced for Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow

Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Finian’s Rainbow which will open at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on October 29 (with previews starting October 8).

The cast includes Kate Baldwin (Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Sharon, Jim Norton (The Seafarer) as Finian, Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Wicked) as Og and Chuck Cooper (Lennon, Caroline or Change, The Life) as Billboard. Casting for the role of Woody, which was played by Cheyenne Jackson in the original Encores! performance, has not yet been announced.

Warren Carlyle will direct and choreograph the David Richenthal and Jack Viertel produced transfer, with musical direction by Rob Berman.

Finian’s Rainbow 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 have been followed from Ireland by the owner of the gold, a leprechaun, who shows up determined to recover his treasure.” It features the songs Look to the Rainbow, How Are Things in Glocca Morra?, Old Devil Moon, and If This Isn’t Love, among others.

Tickets went on sale via telecharge today.


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2 Comments»

  Mace Anderson wrote @

Why is Cheyenne not in the cast? He was wonderful in the Encores production.

  vrigsbee wrote @

Producers just announced that Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, All Shook Up) will reprise the role of Woody he played in the Encores production. :)


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