A revival of the 1947 musical by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg, the 1960 production of Finian’s Rainbow was the second of three revivals of that show presented by the New York City Center Light Opera Company. It first opened at the City Center on April 27, 1960, and moved to the 46th Street Theater on May 23, 1960, with a cast that included Jeannie Carson, Carol Brice, Bobby Howes, Howard Morris, and Robert Guillaume, under the direction of Herbert Ross. A delightful blend of fantasy and social satire, its whimsical story followed an Irishman newly arrived in the Southern state of Missitucky with his daughter and a crock of gold he has stolen from a leprechaun.
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