A mythical and political story about a man and his daughter coming from Ireland with their stolen pot of gold.Average Rating: based on 3 votes
Show Category: Musical
|Opening:||Aug 4, 2009|
|Closing:||Jan 17, 2010|
Show Website: http://www.finiansonbroadway.com
St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
New York, NY
I wasn't expecting all too much from this musical revival that a friend had gotten tickets and, much to my delight and suprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Refreshing to see a revival that was presented without any bells, whistles, and theatrical or reinterpretation gimmicks, and exacly for what it is - a post-war, socially relevant (and daring for its time) musical with memorably music and exceptionally inventive lyrics.
Performed by an engaging, talented and enthusiastic cast who can act, sing and dance,led by Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Christopher Fitzgerald.
A word that comes to mind is "sincere", for the show lacked any trace of cynicism or camp. Yeah, maybe it is a bit sentimental and schmaltzy but hey, we're in a recession.
Left the theater with a warmed heart, on a very chilly and raining NYC evening, and a spring to my step as if I were touched by the faerie folk.
A fantastical musical with some political satire. It was interesting how some of the issues are still relevant today, although the play is quite old. The show was a bit slow at times, but I enjoyed the music and dancing.
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