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About the Show

Story: Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon travel to Missitucky to bury a pot of gold, hoping it will grow and multiply there. However, they have been followed from Ireland by a leprechaun, who is determined to recover his treasure.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Burton Lane
Lyricist: E.Y. Harburg
Librettist: E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: 46th Street Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 10, 1947
Total Performances: 725
Original Cast: Anita Alvarez, Eddie Bruce, Royal Dano, Jane Earle, William Greaves, Ella Logan, Tom McElhany, Robert Pitkin, Donald Richards, Elayne Richards, Albert Sharpe, Roland Skinner, Augustus Smith Jr., Arthur Tell, David Wayne, Diane Woods
Director: Bretaigne Windust
Choreographer: Michael Kidd
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Eleanore Goldsmith

1955 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: May 18, 1955
Total Performances: 15
Original Cast: Jonelle Allen, Anita Alvarez, Frank Borgman, Eddie Bruce, John Bryan, Terry Carter, Donn Driver, James Elward, Helen Gallagher, Michael Gilford, Merv Griffin, Lynn-Rose Kohan, Will Mahoney, Oggie Small
Director: William Hammerstein
Choreographer: Onna White
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker
Scenic Design: Howard Bay
Costume Design: Alvin Colt

1960 Broadway Revival
Theatre: 46th Street Theatre
Opening Night: May 23, 1960
Original Cast: Anita Alvarez, Carol Brice, Jeannie Carson, Biff McGuire, Howard Morris, Bobby Howes, Patty Austin, Sorrell Booke, Eddie Bruce, Edgar Daniels, Michael Darden, Arthur Garrison, Tom McElhany, Jim McMillan, Joe Ross
Director and Choreographer: Herbert Ross
Musical Director: Max Meth
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker
Scenic and Lighting Design: Howard Bay
Costume Design: Stanley Simmons

2009 Broadway Revival
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 29, 2009
Total Performances: 92
Original Cast: Kate Baldwin, Guy Davis, Alina Faye, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton, Brian Reddy, David Schramm, Terri White, William Youmans, Chuck Cooper, Christopher Fitzgerald
Director and Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
Costume Design: Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design: Ken Billington

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