Posted on December 13, 2009
Show Summary An Irish man and his daughter are hounded by an irate leprechaun when they take his crock of gold and bring it to the mythical state of Missitucky in this revival of the 1940s musical. Broadway Review Finian's Rainbow is a very unusual musical, with its mix of magic, wit, and socio-political commentary, much of which is still relevant today. It also happens to have one of the most memorable musical scores in Broadway history, featuring Burton Lane/E.Y. Harburg songs such as "Old Devil Moon," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?", "If This Isn't Love," "Something Sort of Grandish," "Look To the Rainbow," "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love," "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich," "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day," and "Necessity". The songs are beautifully sung by a top-rate cast (including the radiant Kate Baldwin, handsome Cheyenne Jackson, and hilarious Christopher Fitzgerald) in this charming production.