Courtesy of Art Meets Commerce, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the Broadway smash Finian’s Rainbow, starring openly gay heartthrob Cheyenne Jackson. This week the show made TIME Magazine’s list “The Top Ten Everything Of 2009.”
A Broadway revival for this 1947 musical was a long time coming. And with good reason: its book, featuring a leprechaun looking for a pot of gold and a bigoted Southern politician who is turned black, is just too loony to take seriously. But director Warren Carlyle’s spunky Broadway revival does right by the great Burton Lane-Yip Harburg score, whose mixture of Irish lyricism, social commentary and Tin Pan Alley pizzazz is something really grandish.
A special discount ticket rate for JMG readers has been created on the Finian’s Rainbow site. Click on this link for tickets at $69 (Tues-Thurs) and $85 (Fri-Sun.) The discounted rate is available through January 31st. (A handful of dates are already sold out.)
Enter to WIN two tickets by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave your email address in the text of your comment. Entries close at midnight on Wednesday, west coast time. If you cannot be in NYC to attend the show, your winning entry is transferable to another party. (Instant Xmas present!) Publicists: If you’d like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.