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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
Cast
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
Jeb
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung 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 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
Bill
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Julie
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