The Theater: New Musicals in Manhattan, Jan. 20, 1947

Pinion's Rainbow (book by E. Y. Harburg & Fred Saidy; music & lyrics by Burton Lane and Mr. Harburg; produced by Lee Sabinson & William R. Katzell) is an apt title for a show where frequently rain is falling and the sun is shining at the same time. It is decidedly brighter than most musicals, and it might have been one of the brightest of them all; but its virtues can never quite shake themselves free of its faults.

A formula plot is certainly not one of these faults; what goes on in Finian's Rainbow...

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