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  • (April 1997 - July 1997) "Finian's Rainbow," book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; directed by Gabriel Barre; at the Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA.
  • (1931) Stage Play: Earl Carroll's Vanities. Musical revue. Music by Burton Lane [earliest Broadway credit]. Book by Ralph Spence and Eddie Welch. Lyrics by Harold Adamson. Musical Director: Ray Cavanaugh. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino. Additional music by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Maurice Ravel and Hyman Grossman. Featuring songs with lyrics by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Nathaniel Lief and Max Lief. Featuring songs by Larry Besson. Staged by Edgar J. MacGregor. Choreographed by George Hale. Ballets by Gluck Sandor. Conceived and assembled by Earl Carroll. Scenic Design by Vincente Minnelli and Hugh Willoughby. Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli and Charles Le Maire. Special Effects by Professor Tax Teuber. Directed by Earl Carroll. Earl Carroll Theatre (moved to The 44th Street Theatre from 29 Feb 1932- close): 27 Aug 1931- 9 Apr 1932 (300 performances). Cast: Lucille Adair, Irene Ahlberg, Louise Allen, Doris Andress, Helen Arlen, Audrey Arlington, Violet Arnold, George Bailey, Arthur Barry, William Barton, Charles Benjamin, Brooks Berkwich, Renee Bonnie, Ernest Brown, Samuel Brown, Fred Byer, Marian Carew, Claire Carter, Irving Carter, Dan Carthe, Peter Clark, Julius Corsack, Betty Dell, William Demarest, Mickey Devine, Jack Durant, William Dyas, Marcelle Edwards, Herbert Ellis, Maryjo Engers, Collette Francis, Genie Fursa, Howard Garvin, John George, Dolores Grant, Harriet Hagman, Marion Harcke, Albert Harris, William Hart, John Hilliman, Agatha Hoff, Edgar Hughes, Vivian Keefer, Alice Kerwin, Sunny Kest, Nelda Kincaid, Glenfield Knight, Dorothy Knowlton, Anderson Lewis, Helen Lynd, Martha Mackay, Will Mahoney, Irving Mangott, Lois Maye, Charles V. Maynard, Ferne McAllister, Theresa Meredith, Ida Michaels, Frank Miller, Woods Miller, Villi Milli, Frank Mitchell, Julia Mooney, Jane Moxon, Rosemary Murphy, Al Norman, Helen Oakes, Olive Olsen, Gay Orlova, Lucille Page, Edythe Paige, Shirley Parshall, Irma Philbin, Paul H. Phillips, Louise Porach, Lydia Resh, Lorna Rodionoff, The Rooney Ensemble, Lillian Roth, Norman C. Rucker, Enrique do los Ruelos, Frank Schegar, Betty Schleindl, Alie Sellier, The Slate Brothers, Betty Sundmark, Jacqueline Swift, James Tamm, The Thermein Ensemble, Jasper Thomas, Phil Thomas, George Turner, Beryl Wallace, Florence Ward, Milton Watson, Eileen Wenzel, Raymond Young. Produced by Earl Carroll. Note: (1) Production marked the first time a Broadway show benefited from a dedicated Lighting Designer rather than electricians. (2) Mr. Carroll chose to charge a top admission price of $3 due to the Depression and the show ended up grossing a then-astronomical $675,000.
  • (1940) Stage Play: Hold on to Your Hats. Musical comedy.
  • (1944) Stage Play: Laffing Room Only. Musical revue.
  • (1947) Stage Play: Finian's Rainbow. Musical comedy. Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Assistant Vocal arrangements: Ray Charles. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Eleanore Goldsmith. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. 46th Street Theatre: 10 Jan 1947- 2 Oct 1948 (725 performances). Cast: Lucas Aco, Anita Alvarez, Arlene Anderson, Bette Anderson, Robert Billheimer (as "Dancer"), Eddie Bruce, Robert Eric Carlson, Ralph Waldo Cummings, Royal Dano (as "Mr. Shears"), Kenneth Davis (as "Dancer"), Harry Day, Charles Dayton (as "Singer"), Nathaniel Dickerson, Jane Earle, Michael Ellis, Lorenzo Fuller, Cyprionne Gabel (as "Dancer"), Alan Gilbert, William Greaves, Eleanore Gregory (as "Dancer"), Erona Harris (as "Dancer"), Theodore Hines, Ann Hutchinson (as "Dancer"), Mimi Kelly (as "Singer"), Jerry Laws, Ella Logan, Eve Lynn, Norma Jane Marlowe, Dolores Martin (as "Singer"), Tom McElhany, Vera McNichols, Ann Mitten, Lyn Murray, Frank Neal, Roger Orhadieno (as "Dancer"), Eddie Phillips (as "Dancer"), Robert Pitkin, Donald Richards, Elayne Richards, James Flash Riley (as "Dancer"), Louis Sharp, Albert Sharpe (as "Finian McLonergan"), Maude Simmons, (as "4th Sharecropper/Singer") Roland Skinner (as "John, the Preacher/Singer"), Augustus Smith Jr. (as "Henry"), Kathleen Stanford (as "Dancer"), Helen Stanton (as "Singer"), Arthur Tell, Sonny Terry, Dorothy Tucker (as "Dancer"), Margaret Tynes (as "Singer"), Edythe Udane(as "Dancer"), David Wayne (as "Og"), Gene Wilson (as "Dancer"), Eleanor Winter (as "Singer"), Diane Woods (as "Diane"). Replacement actors: George Charles (as "1st Deputy"), Dorothy Claire (as "Sharon McLonergan"), Charles J. Davis (as "1st Deputy"), Mary Dawson (as "Diane"), James Grimes (as "Other Child/Henry"), Sheila Guyse (as "Singer/5th Sharecropper"), Regina Jouvin (as "Other Child"), Beryl Kaye (as "Susan Mahoney"), P.J. Kelly (as "Finian McLonergan"), Pearl Lang (as "Susan Mahoney"), Brayton Lewis (as "2nd Deputy/2nd Sharecropper/Singer"), Marijane Maricle (as "Singer"), Norma Jane Marlowe (as "Jane"), Ian Martin (as "Finian McLonergan"), William McDaniel (as "2nd Geologist/Singer"), Coyal McMahan (as "2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer/Singer"), Peggy Murray (as "Dancer"), Jack Nagle (as "Dancer"), David Newman (as "Dancer"), Betty Nichols (as "Dancer"), James O'Neill (as "Finian McLonergan"), Albert Popwell (as "Dancer"), Morty Rappe (as "Singer"), Thomas Reider (as "Singer"), Elayne Richards (as "Honey Lou"), William Scully (as "4th Sharecropper/Singer"), Maude Simmons (as "3rd Sharecropper"), Larry Stewart (as "1st Sharecropper/Singer"), Gene Tobin (as "Singer/4th Sharecropper"), Harry Townes (as "Og"), Philip Truex (as "Og"), Onna White (as "Dancer"), Parker Wilson (as "Dancer"), Eleanor Winter (as "Tourist"), Nan Wynn (as "Sharon McLonergan"), Louis Yetter (as "3rd Deputy/Dancer/Tourist"), Joe Yule (as "Finian McLonergan"). Understudies: George Charles (as "1st Geologist"), Charles J. Davis (as "1st Geologist/Og"), James Grimes (as "Henry/Honey Lou"), Sheila Guyse (as "5th Sharecropper"), Brayton Lewis (as "Mr. Robust"), Bertha Powell (as "3rd Sharecropper"), Thomas Reider (as "1st Deputy/1st Sharecropper/2nd Sharecropper/Mr. Shears"), Philip Truex (as "Og"). Produced by Lee Sabinson and William R. Katzell. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros./Seven Arts as Finian's Rainbow (1968).
  • (1955) Stage Play: Finian's Rainbow. Musical comedy (revival). Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.
  • (1960) Stage Play: Finian's Rainbow. Musical comedy (revival). Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.
  • (1965) Stage Play: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Musical comedy.
  • (1968) Stage Play: We Bombed in New Haven. Satire. Written by Joseph Heller. Music for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along" by Burton Lane. Lyrics for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along" by Joseph Heller. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Directed by John Hirsch. Ambassador Theatre: 16 Oct 1968- 29 Dec 1968 (85 performances + 10 previews). Cast: Jason Robards (as "Captain Starkey"), Diana Sands (as "Ruth"), Anthony Holland (as "Corporal Bailey"), Ron Leibman (as "Sergeant Henderson"), William Roerick (as "The Major"), Frank Andre (as "Frank"), Victor Arnold (as "Vic"), Don Billett (as "Corporal Sinclair"), Tom Brannum (as "Private Fisher"), Robert Christian (as "Bob"), Maxwell Glanville (as "Pfc. Joe Carson"), Elek Hartman (as "Golfer"), Garry Mitchell (as "Garry"), David Piel (as "David"), Hansford Rowe (as "Hunter"), Gene Scandur [credited as Gene Scandur] (as "Starkey's Son"), Dale Williams (as "Young Fisher"). Standbys: Alexandra Berlin (as "Ruth") and John Harkins (as "Captain Starkey"). Understudies: Frank Andre (as "Corporal Sinclair/Pfc. Joe Carson"), Victor Arnold (as "Sergeant Henderson"), Robert Christian (as "Corporal Bailey"), Elek Hartman (as "The Major"), Garry Mitchell (as 'Golfer/Hunter"), David Piel (as "Private Fisher/Starkey's Son") and Lewis Rosen (as "Young Fisher"). Produced by 'Helen Bonfils', Morton Gottlieb, Harold Leventhal and Joseph Stein.
  • (1979) Stage Play: Carmelina. Musical.
  • (1980) Stage Play: Perfectly Frank. Musical revue.
  • (1999) "Finian's Rainbow," book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; music by Burton Lane; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; with Kate Baldwin and Ian Brennan in the cast; at the Marriott Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • (September 26 to October 20, 1974) He was composer for the musical revue, "I Got a Song," at the Studio Arena Theatre, 681 Main Street, Buffalo, New York with D'Jamin Bartlett, Alan Brasington, Norma Donaldson, Bonnie Franklin, Miguel Godreau and Gilbert Price in the cast. E.Y. Yarburg was original composer. Harold Stone was director. Geoffrey Holder was choreographer. E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy wrote the book. Marty Henne was music director and vocal arranger. Tony Ragusa was conductor. R.J. Graziano was set designer. Theoni V. Aldredge was costume designer. Tom Skelton was lighting designer. Paul Repetowski was associate producer. Jay Longacre was management and development director. Gintare Sileika was production director. Donald Walters was production stage manager. Neal Du Brock was executive producer. Joel Schenker and Claire Nichtern were producers. Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Sammy Fain, Jay Gorney and Earl Robinson were also composers.

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