Cast Member Profile: JANINE RAINTEAU

Janine Rainteau  |  Actress

 Janine Rainteau was exposed to the arts at a very early age and has always found her comfort on the stage. Since moving to New York City from, “across the pond” she has graduated from The City College of New York (CCNY) with a BFA in Classical vocal performance with a minor in theatre. She is currently a member of the Yip Harburg Rainbow Troupe. 


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Finian's Rainbow & Flahooley  | Open: 12/27/13 Close: 01/12/14 - 133rd Street Arts Center
 Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy;
 Lyrics by Harburg; Music by Burton Lane
 (Running time 60 minutes)

FINIAN’S RAINBOW shocked audiences when it opened in 1947 with its attacks on racism, class prejudice and injustice. It was the first fully integrated black and white cast performing on stage. The profound political and social economic messages that shocked the country over 60 years ago continue just as relevant today. Although FINIAN’S RAINBOW is certainly a beloved Golden Age American musical icon that is filed with charm and a wonderful score, it remains an important example of political theater that advocates for a utopian world where tolerance and social justice prevail.

 Original Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg;
 Music by Sammy Fain; Adaptation by Art Perlman
 (Running time 55 minutes)
Don't let the silly title mislead you! FLAHOOLEY is a provocative and hard hitting, politically charged musical that attacks capitalism, consumerism and corporate greed. FLAHOOLEY was created by Yip Harburg during the turbulent McCarthy era and raised eyebrows and ire when first produced in 1951. Harburg's response to being blacklisted and shunned by the Hollywood community was to write, direct and produce an allegorical musical that lambasted the witchhunts and injustices that plagued him and many of his colleagues. FLAHOOLEY was ahead of its time and still packs a punch today. HRT’s production is a rare opportunity to experience a revival of this extraordinary musical gem; a progressive and whimsical musical with all you can ask for: wire tapping, labor strike, political intrigue, love, dolls and a magical lamp.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf  | Open: 12/28/13 Close: 01/11/14 - 133rd Street Arts Center
For Colored Girls...

This remarkable choreopoem by Ntozaka Shange has not been seen at the HRT since 2005. Now is the ideal time to stage a revival of this powerful African American theatrical classic. Seven of the HRT’s finest actresses will bring Shange’s 20 heart-wrenching and soul-affirming poems to the stage in this much anticipated revival.

The production will be staged in an intimate environmental theatre space. This unusual seating arrangement will allow the audience to be close to the action as our brilliant young actresses take them on a passionate journey through Shange’s Tony award winning masterwork!