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Uris Theatre, (4/24/1983 - 6/26/1983)
First Preview: Apr 19, 1983 Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Apr 24, 1983    
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1983 Total Performances: 73

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1887-1927. On the Mississippi River, Natchez, Chicago.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced by The Houston Grand Opera
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber; Musical Director: John DeMain; Lyric for "Bill" by P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Michael Kahn; Choreographed by Dorothy Danner
Scenic Design by Herbert Senn and Helen Pond; Costume Design by Molly Maginnis; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald
Executive Producer: Robert A. Buckley and Douglas Urbanski; General Manager: Buckley & Urbanski; Company Manager: Martin Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Warren Crane; Stage Manager: Amy Pell
Conducted by Jack Everly
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Marilynn LeVine Public Relations; Historical Advisor: Miles Kreuger; Dance Captain: Joanna Beck; Fight direction by Conal O'Brien; Dialogue Coach: Timothy Monich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Lonette McKeeJulie
Donald O'ConnorCap'n Andy
Ron RainesGaylord Ravenal
Sheryl Woods
Broadway debut
Karla Burns
Broadway debut
Avril GentlesParthy Ann Hawks
Bruce HubbardJoe
Paul Keith
Broadway debut
Paige O'Hara
Broadway debut
Vanessa AyersEnsemble
Joanna BeckEnsemble
P.L. BrownCharlie
Karen CulliverKim
Michael-Pierre DeanEnsemble
Olivia DetanteEnsemble
Richard DixWindy
Hal DouglasRadio Announcer
Kim FairchildEnsemble
Merwin FoardEnsemble
Cheryl FreemanEnsemble
Joe GarciaEnsemble
James GedgeJeb
Michael GrayEnsemble
Larry HansenOld Sport
Young Man with Guitar
Randy HansenMahoney
Jacob Mark HopkinVallon
Lynda KarenLa Belle Fatima
Dale KristienDolly
Glenn MartinPete
Linda MilaniMother Superior
Randy MorganEnsemble
Gloria ParkerLottie
Tracy PaulYoung Kim
Dennis PerrenEnsemble
Leonard PiggeeEnsemble
Veronica RhodesEnsemble
Mary RoccoLandlady
Old Lady on the Levee
Alton SpencerEnsemble
Wayne TurnageSteve
Robert VincentEnsemble
Molly WassermannEnsemble
Lewis WhiteBackwoodsman
Carrie WilderEnsemble
Wardell WoodardEnsemble
Swings: Ed Battle, Tom Garrett, Suzanne Ishee and Jeane July
Standby: Lizabeth Pritchett (Parthy Ann Hawks)
Understudies: Vanessa Ayers (Queenie), Joanna Beck (Dolly), P.L. Brown (Joe), Karen Culliver (Magnolia, Young Kim), Richard Dix (Cap'n Andy), Kim Fairchild (Mother Superior), Tom Garrett (Barker, Jeb, Old Sport, Young Man with Guitar), James Gedge (Backwoodsman, Jake), Larry Hansen (Frank, Mahoney), Suzanne Ishee (Kim, Lottie), Jeane July (La Belle Fatima), Dale Kristien (Magnolia), Linda Milani (Landlady, Old Lady on the Levee), Gloria Parker (Julie), Dennis Perren (Charlie), Wayne Turnage (Gaylord Ravenal), Robert Vincent (Pete, Steve), Lewis White (Jim, Vallon, Windy) and Carrie Wilder (Ellie)
Tony Award®
 1983 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lonette McKee
 1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Karla Burns
 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Kahn
Drama Desk Award
 1983 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Bruce Hubbard
winner 1983 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Karla Burns
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton BlossomEnsemble
Show Boat BallyhooCap'n Andy, Show Boat Troupe and Townspeople
Only Make BelieveGaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man RiverJoe and Steve
Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManJulie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartet
I Might Fall Back on YouEllie and Frank
Queenie's BallyhooQueenie, Cap'n Andy and Ensemble
Life Upon the Wicked StageEllie and Ensemble
You Are LoveMagnolia and Gaylord Ravenal
Cakewalk and FinaleEntire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
At the FairSightseers, Barkers and Ushers
Why Do I Love You?Magnolia, Gaylord Ravenal and Ensemble
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise) Magnolia
Only Make Believe (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the BallMagnolia
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man RiverJoe
FinaleEntire Company