MusicalDramaOriginal
Opening Date
Dec 27, 1927
Closing Date
May 04, 1929
Performances
572
MusicalDramaOriginal

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

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Theatres
Ziegfeld Theatre
(Dec 27, 1927 - May 04, 1929)

Description
A musical in two acts

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

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
 
Old Sport
Old Lady on the Levee
Man with guitar
La Belle Fatima
Vallon
Landlady
Queenie
Lottie
Rubber Face
Gaylord Ravenal
Julie
Parthy Ann Hawks
Ellie
Mother Superior
Young Kim
Gambler
Magnolia
 
Kim (child)
Frank
Cap'n Andy
Faro Dealer
 
Jeb
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Cotton Blossom
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Oscar Hammerstein II)
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 2
Sung 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
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise)
Magnolia
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris and Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia and Ensemble
Ol' Man River (Reprise)
Joe
Hey, Feller
Queenie and Jubilee Singers
You Are Love (Reprise)
Gaylord Ravenal
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise)
Magnolia and Flappers
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