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Show Boat   

Ziegfeld Theatre, (12/27/1927 - 5/04/1929)
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Opening Date: Dec 27, 1927    
Closing Date: May 04, 1929 Total Performances: 572

Category: Musical, Drama, Original
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.

Production Staff
Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics for "Bill" by P. G. Wodehouse; Music and lyrics for "Goodbye, My Lady Love" by Joseph E. Howard; Music and lyrics for "After the Ball" by Charles K. Harris; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber; Musical Director: Victor Baravalle; Choral director: Will Vodery; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Staged by Zeke Colvan and Oscar Hammerstein II; Choreographed by Sammy Lee
Scenic Design by Joseph Urban; Costume Design by John Harkrider
Jules BledsoeJoe
Alan CampbellWindy
Bert ChapmanPete
Old Sport
Laura ClaironOld Lady on the Levee
Jack DaleyJim
Ted DanielsMan with guitar
Dorothy DeneseLa Belle Fatima
Charles EllisSteve
Robert FarleyJake
Estelle FloydEthel
Thomas GunnVallon
Annette HardingSister
Annie HartLandlady
Aunt JemimaQueenie
J. Louis JohnsonCharlie
Tana KampLottie
Francis X. MahoneyRubber Face
Howard MarshGaylord Ravenal
Helen MorganJulie
Dagmar OaklandDolly
Edna May OliverParthy Ann Hawks
Eva PuckEllie
Mildred SchewenkeMother Superior
Eleanor ShawYoung Kim
Phil SheridanGambler
Norma TerrisMagnolia
Kim (child)
Sammy WhiteFrank
Charles WinningerCap'n Andy
Jack WynnFaro Dealer
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton BlossomStevedores and Townspeople
Where's the Mate for Me?Gaylord Ravenal
Make BelieveGaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man RiverJoe and Stevedores
Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManJulie, Queenie, Joe, Magnolia and Ensemble
Life Upon the Wicked StageEllie and Townswomen
Till Good Luck Comes My WayGaylord Ravenal, Pete, Frank and Townsmen
Mis'ry's Comin' ArounQueenie, Stevedores and Gals
I Might Fall Back on YouEllie, Frank and Girls
Queenie's BallyhooQueenie, Stevedores and Gals
You Are LoveGaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
ACT 2 Sung By
At the FairSightseers, Barkers, and Dandies
Dandies on ParadeCity Folk
Why Do I Love You?Magnolia, Gaylord Ravenal, Cap'n Andy, Parthy Ann Hawks and Company
In DahomeyJubilee Singers and Dahomey Dancers
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise) Magnolia
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia and Ensemble
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
Hey, FellerJubilee Singers and Queenie
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise) Magnolia and Flappers