Finian’s Rainbow to Close on January 17

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On January 17, after a run of only 92 shows, the Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow will close. A statement from the producers said: "Despite the rave reviews and extraordinarily positive audience reception, the economic realities of Broadway today do not allow us to play at the St. James as long as we would have hoped." Finian's Rainbow joins a rash of other shows that couldn't make it out of 2009 alive, including Ragtime, Shrek the Musical, Superior Donuts, The 39 Steps and Bye, Bye Birdie. Sheesh, when will this cursed year end?

B'way to see end of 'Rainbow' [Variety]

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