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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
Alan Campbell
Bert Chapman
Old Sport
Laura Clairon
Old Lady on the Levee
Jack Daley
Ted Daniels
Man with guitar
Dorothy Denese
La Belle Fatima
Charles Ellis
Robert Farley
Estelle Floyd
Thomas Gunn
Annette Harding
Annie Hart
Aunt Jemima
J. Louis Johnson
Tana Kamp
Francis X. Mahoney
Rubber Face
Howard Marsh
Gaylord Ravenal
Helen Morgan
Dagmar Oakland
Edna May Oliver
Parthy Ann Hawks
Eva Puck
Mildred Schewenke
Mother Superior
Eleanor Shaw
Young Kim
Phil Sheridan
Norma Terris
Kim (child)
Sammy White
Charles Winninger
Cap'n Andy
Jack Wynn
Faro Dealer
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton Blossom
(music by Jerome Kern and Jerome Kern; 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
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse and P. G. Wodehouse)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise) Magnolia
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball
(music by Charles K. Harris and 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