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Show Boat   

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: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.

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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 McKee Julie
Donald O'Connor Cap'n Andy
Ron Raines Gaylord Ravenal
Sheryl Woods
Broadway debut
Karla Burns
Broadway debut
Avril Gentles Parthy Ann Hawks
Bruce Hubbard Joe
Paul Keith
Broadway debut
Paige O'Hara
Broadway debut
Vanessa Ayers Ensemble
Joanna Beck Ensemble
P.L. Brown Charlie
Karen Culliver Kim
Michael-Pierre Dean Ensemble
Olivia Detante Ensemble
Richard Dix Windy
Hal Douglas Radio Announcer
Kim Fairchild Ensemble
Merwin Foard Ensemble
Cheryl Freeman Ensemble
Joe Garcia Ensemble
James Gedge Jeb
Michael Gray Ensemble
Larry Hansen Old Sport
Young Man with Guitar
Randy Hansen Mahoney
Jacob Mark Hopkin Vallon
Lynda Karen La Belle Fatima
Dale Kristien Dolly
Glenn Martin Pete
Linda Milani Mother Superior
Randy Morgan Ensemble
Gloria Parker Lottie
Tracy Paul Young Kim
Dennis Perren Ensemble
Leonard Piggee Ensemble
Veronica Rhodes Ensemble
Mary Rocco Landlady
Old Lady on the Levee
Alton Spencer Ensemble
Wayne Turnage Steve
Robert Vincent Ensemble
Molly Wassermann Ensemble
Lewis White Backwoodsman
Carrie Wilder Ensemble
Wardell Woodard Ensemble
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 1Sung By
Cotton Blossom Ensemble
Show Boat Ballyhoo Cap'n Andy, Show Boat Troupe and Townspeople
Only Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Steve
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartet
I Might Fall Back on You Ellie and Frank
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie, Cap'n Andy and Ensemble
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Ensemble
You Are Love Magnolia and Gaylord Ravenal
Cakewalk and Finale Entire Company
ACT 2Sung By
At the Fair Sightseers, 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 Ball Magnolia
You Are Love (Reprise)Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River Joe
Finale Entire Company