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Finian�s Rainbow: Encores Production to star Jim Norton, Kate Baldwin & Cheyenne Jackson



Jim Norton, Kate Baldwin and Cheyenne Jackson will star in Finian�s Rainbow, the final production of New York City Center�s 2008-09 Encores! season, running from 26 - 29 Mar 2009.

Finian�s Rainbow has music by Burton Lane, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, and will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Rob Berman.

Finian�s Rainbow: The story of the Irishman Finian McLonergan, and his daughter Sharon who arrive in the small Southern town of Rainbow Valley 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.

Jim Norton (Finian) won Tony and Olivier Awards for his work in Conor McPherson's 'The Seafarer' (Richard Harkin: 2007) and previously appeared on Broadway in McPherson�s 'The Weir' (Jack: 1999) for which he won an Olivier Award. Norton�s many film credits include 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' and a leading role in Sam Peckinpaw�s 'Straw Dogs.' He can currently be seen in the film 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'.

Kate Baldwin�s (Sharon) Broadway credits include 'Wonderful Town' (Helen: 2003 revival), 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' (multiple: 2002) and 'The Full Monty' (Swing - replacement: 2000).

Cheyenne Jackson (Woody) last appeared on Broadway when he starred in 'Xanadu' (Sonny: 2007). He made his Broadway debut understudying both male leads in the Tony Award-winning musical 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Other Broadway credits include: 'Aida' (Radames - replacement: 2000), and 'All Shook Up' (Chad: 2005). On and Off Broadway, Cheyenne starred in the Encores! Summer Stars production of 'Damn Yankees.'

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