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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
Bessie AllisonEnsemble
Bertha Fitzhugh BakerEnsemble
Rachel BeechEnsemble
J. Mardo BrownEnsemble
A. Alan CampbellWindy
Billie CampbellEnsemble
Mamie CartierEnsemble
Willy Lou ChalfantEnsemble
Laura ClaironOld Lady on the Levee
Catherine ClarkEnsemble
Walter CostelloEnsemble
Jack DaleyBackwoodsman
Charles DavisEnsemble
Henry DavisEnsemble
Dorothy DeneseLa Belle Fatima
Leon DiggsEnsemble
Evelyn EatonKim (child)
William EhlersEnsemble
Charles EllisSteve
Caja EricEnsemble
Robert FaricyJake
Estelle FloydEthel
Dell FradenburgEnsemble
John FredrikEnsemble
Tess GardellaQueenie
Ray GilesEnsemble
Blanche GlennEnsemble
Thomas GunnVallon
Marion HairstonEnsemble
Edgar HallEnsemble
Annie HartLandlady
William HaskinsEnsemble
Mae HaygoodEnsemble
Mari HellgrenMary
Eunice HolmesEnsemble
Maurine HolmesHazel
Rhogenia JamisonEnsemble
J. Louis JohnsonCharlie
Charlotte JuniusEnsemble
Tana KampDolly
V. Anne KayeSister
Dennis KingGaylord Ravenal
Angeline LawsonEnsemble
James LillardEnsemble
Henrietta LovelaceEnsemble
Herbert LyleEnsemble
Francis X. MahoneyRubber Face
Pat MannMan with guitar
Rose MariellaEnsemble
Richard McAllisterEnsemble
Dolly McCormickEnsemble
James McKayEnsemble
John MobleyEnsemble
Helen MorganJulie
Ethel MosesEnsemble
Lucia MosesEnsemble
Edna May OliverParthy Ann Hawks
Joseph OlneyEnsemble
Ann Lee PattersonEnsemble
Pauline PennellEnsemble
Inez PersandEnsemble
Lancelot PinardEnsemble
Eva PuckEllie
Hattie King ReavisEnsemble
Wilburn RiviereEnsemble
Paul RobesonJoe
Elsie RossiEnsemble
Jennie SalmonsEnsemble
Earle SanbornEnsemble
Mildred SchwenkeMother Superior
Phil SheridanGambler
Maude SimmonsEnsemble
Charles SpencerEnsemble
James SwiftPete
Old Sport
Wen. TalbertEnsemble
Lucille TaylorEnsemble
Norma TerrisMagnolia
Wynn TerryEnsemble
Tillie ThomasEnsemble
Archie ThomsonEnsemble
Lee TimmansEnsemble
Gladstone WaldripFaro Dealer
Gertrude WalkerLottie
Billie WallaceEnsemble
Elida WebbEnsemble
Sammy WhiteFrank
Charles WillisEnsemble
Charles WinningerCap'n Andy
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?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
Hey, FellerJubilee Singers
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Hey, FellerQueenie
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise) Magnolia and Flappers