Finian's Rainbow musical (1947)
- Act 1
- This Time Of The Year
- How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
- Look To The Rainbow
- Old Devil Moon
- Something Sort Of Grandish
- If This Isn't Love
- Something Sort Of Grandish (Reprise)
- That Great Come-And-Get-It Day
- Act 2
- When The Idle Poor Become The Idle Rich
- The Begat
- When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love
- Finale: That Great Come-And-Get-It Day
Finian's Rainbow Description
Release date: 1947.
Type: Broadway musical.
Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Burton Lane. The 1947 Broadway production ran for 725 performances. Several revivals and a 1968 film version followed. A Broadway revival ran from October 8, 2009 until January 17, 2010. The Irish-tinged score also includes gospel and R&B influences.
Finian moves to the southern United States (the fictional state of Missitucky is a humorous combination of Mississippi and Kentucky) from Ireland with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. A leprechaun follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complications arise when a bigoted and corrupt U.S. Senator gets involved, and when wishes are made inadvertently over the hidden crock. All ends happily.