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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 Bledsoe Joe
Alan Campbell Windy
Bert Chapman Pete
Old Sport
Laura Clairon Old Lady on the Levee
Jack Daley Jim
Ted Daniels Man with guitar
Dorothy Denese La Belle Fatima
Charles Ellis Steve
Robert Farley Jake
Estelle Floyd Ethel
Thomas Gunn Vallon
Annette Harding Sister
Annie Hart Landlady
Aunt Jemima Queenie
J. Louis Johnson Charlie
Tana Kamp Lottie
Francis X. Mahoney Rubber Face
Howard Marsh Gaylord Ravenal
Helen Morgan Julie
Dagmar Oakland Dolly
Edna May Oliver Parthy Ann Hawks
Eva Puck Ellie
Mildred Schewenke Mother Superior
Eleanor Shaw Young Kim
Phil Sheridan Gambler
Norma Terris Magnolia
Kim (child)
Sammy White Frank
Charles Winninger Cap'n Andy
Jack Wynn Faro Dealer
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? Magnolia, Gaylord Ravenal, Cap'n Andy, Parthy Ann Hawks and Company
In Dahomey Jubilee 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, Feller Jubilee Singers and Queenie
You Are Love (Reprise)Gaylord Ravenal
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise)Magnolia and Flappers