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Casino Theatre , (5/19/1932 - 10/22/1932)
First Preview: Total Previews:0
Opening Date:May 19, 1932   
Closing Date:Oct 22, 1932 Total Performances:180

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
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: Oscar Bradley and Sammy Lee
Choreographed by Sammy Lee; Directed by Oscar Hammerstein II
Scenic Design by Joseph Urban; Costume Design by John Harkrider
General Manager: Nick Holde; Resident Manager: P.G. Thomas
Technical Director: T. Bernard McDonald; Stage Manager: Herbert Burns; Assistant Stage Mgr: Murry Cohn
General Press Representative: Arthur J. Levy
Cast
Bessie Allison Ensemble
Bertha Fitzhugh Baker Ensemble
Rachel Beech Ensemble
J. Mardo Brown Ensemble
A. Alan Campbell Windy
Billie Campbell Ensemble
Mamie Cartier Ensemble
Willy Lou Chalfant Ensemble
Laura Clairon Old Lady on the Levee
Catherine Clark Ensemble
Walter Costello Ensemble
Jack Daley Backwoodsman
Jim
Charles Davis Ensemble
Henry Davis Ensemble
Dorothy Denese La Belle Fatima
Leon Diggs Ensemble
Evelyn Eaton Kim (child)
William Ehlers Ensemble
Charles Ellis Steve
Caja Eric Ensemble
Robert Faricy Jake
Estelle Floyd Ethel
Ensemble
Dell Fradenburg Ensemble
John Fredrik Ensemble
Tess Gardella Queenie
Ray Giles Ensemble
Blanche Glenn Ensemble
Thomas Gunn Vallon
Marion Hairston Ensemble
Edgar Hall Ensemble
Annie Hart Landlady
William Haskins Ensemble
Mae Haygood Ensemble
Mari Hellgren Mary
Eunice Holmes Ensemble
Maurine Holmes Hazel
Ensemble
Rhogenia Jamison Ensemble
J. Louis Johnson Charlie
Ensemble
Charlotte Junius Ensemble
Tana Kamp Dolly
Ensemble
V. Anne Kaye Sister
Dennis King Gaylord Ravenal
Angeline Lawson Ensemble
James Lillard Ensemble
Henrietta Lovelace Ensemble
Herbert Lyle Ensemble
Francis X. Mahoney Rubber Face
Pat Mann Man with guitar
Ensemble
Rose Mariella Ensemble
Richard McAllister Ensemble
Dolly McCormick Ensemble
James McKay Ensemble
John Mobley Ensemble
Helen Morgan Julie
Ethel Moses Ensemble
Lucia Moses Ensemble
Edna May Oliver Parthy Ann Hawks
Joseph Olney Ensemble
Ann Lee Patterson Ensemble
Pauline Pennell Ensemble
Inez Persand Ensemble
Lancelot Pinard Ensemble
Eva Puck Ellie
Hattie King Reavis Ensemble
Wilburn Riviere Ensemble
Paul Robeson Joe
Elsie Rossi Ensemble
Jennie Salmons Ensemble
Earle Sanborn Ensemble
Mildred Schwenke Mother Superior
Ensemble
Phil Sheridan Gambler
Ensemble
Maude Simmons Ensemble
Charles Spencer Ensemble
James Swift Pete
Old Sport
Wen. Talbert Ensemble
Lucille Taylor Ensemble
Norma Terris Magnolia
Kim
Wynn Terry Ensemble
Tillie Thomas Ensemble
Archie Thomson Ensemble
Lee Timmans Ensemble
Gladstone Waldrip Faro Dealer
Jeb
Ensemble
Gertrude Walker Lottie
Billie Wallace Ensemble
Elida Webb Ensemble
Sammy White Frank
Charles Willis Ensemble
Charles Winninger Cap'n Andy
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Cotton Blossom Stevedores and Townspeople
Where's the Mate for Me? Gaylord Ravenal
Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Stevedores
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Joe, Magnolia and Ensemble
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Townswomen
Till Good Luck Comes My Way Gaylord Ravenal, Pete, Frank and Townsmen
Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
I Might Fall Back on You Ellie, Frank and Girls
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
You Are Love Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
ACT 2Sung By
At the Fair Sightseers, Barkers, and Dandies
Dandies on Parade City Folk
Why Do I Love You? Parthy Ann Hawks and Company
In Dahomey Jubilee Singers and Dahomey Dancers
Bill
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Julie
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
Hey, Feller Jubilee Singers
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia
Hey, Feller Queenie
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Ensemble
You Are Love (Reprise)Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River (Reprise)Joe
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise)Magnolia and Flappers