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Casino Theatre, (5/19/1932 - 10/22/1932)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: May 19, 1932    
Closing Date: Oct 22, 1932 Total Performances: 180

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.


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: Oscar Bradley and Sammy Lee
Choreographed by Sammy Lee; Directed by Oscar Hammerstein II
Scenic Design by Joseph Urban; Costume Design by John Harkrider
General Manager: Nick Holde; Resident Manager: P.G. Thomas
Technical Director: T. Bernard McDonald; Stage Manager: Herbert Burns; Assistant Stage Mgr: Murry Cohn
General Press Representative: Arthur J. Levy
Cast
Bessie Allison
Ensemble
Bertha Fitzhugh Baker
Ensemble
Rachel Beech
Ensemble
J. Mardo Brown
Ensemble
A. Alan Campbell
Windy
Billie Campbell
Ensemble
Mamie Cartier
Ensemble
Willy Lou Chalfant
Ensemble
Laura Clairon
Old Lady on the Levee
Catherine Clark
Ensemble
Walter Costello
Ensemble
Jack Daley
Backwoodsman
Jim
Charles Davis
Ensemble
Henry Davis
Ensemble
Dorothy Denese
La Belle Fatima
Leon Diggs
Ensemble
Evelyn Eaton
Kim (child)
William Ehlers
Ensemble
Charles Ellis
Steve
Caja Eric
Ensemble
Robert Faricy
Jake
Estelle Floyd
Ethel
Ensemble
Dell Fradenburg
Ensemble
John Fredrik
Ensemble
Tess Gardella
Queenie
Ray Giles
Ensemble
Blanche Glenn
Ensemble
Thomas Gunn
Vallon
Marion Hairston
Ensemble
Edgar Hall
Ensemble
Annie Hart
Landlady
William Haskins
Ensemble
Mae Haygood
Ensemble
Mari Hellgren
Mary
Eunice Holmes
Ensemble
Maurine Holmes
Hazel
Ensemble
Rhogenia Jamison
Ensemble
J. Louis Johnson
Charlie
Ensemble
Charlotte Junius
Ensemble
Tana Kamp
Dolly
Ensemble
V. Anne Kaye
Sister
Dennis King
Gaylord Ravenal
Angeline Lawson
Ensemble
James Lillard
Ensemble
Henrietta Lovelace
Ensemble
Herbert Lyle
Ensemble
Francis X. Mahoney
Rubber Face
Pat Mann
Man with guitar
Ensemble
Rose Mariella
Ensemble
Richard McAllister
Ensemble
Dolly McCormick
Ensemble
James McKay
Ensemble
John Mobley
Ensemble
Helen Morgan
Julie
Ethel Moses
Ensemble
Lucia Moses
Ensemble
Edna May Oliver
Parthy Ann Hawks
Joseph Olney
Ensemble
Ann Lee Patterson
Ensemble
Pauline Pennell
Ensemble
Inez Persand
Ensemble
Lancelot Pinard
Ensemble
Eva Puck
Ellie
Hattie King Reavis
Ensemble
Wilburn Riviere
Ensemble
Paul Robeson
Joe
Elsie Rossi
Ensemble
Jennie Salmons
Ensemble
Earle Sanborn
Ensemble
Mildred Schwenke
Mother Superior
Ensemble
Phil Sheridan
Gambler
Ensemble
Maude Simmons
Ensemble
Charles Spencer
Ensemble
James Swift
Pete
Old Sport
Wen. Talbert
Ensemble
Lucille Taylor
Ensemble
Norma Terris
Magnolia
Kim
Wynn Terry
Ensemble
Tillie Thomas
Ensemble
Archie Thomson
Ensemble
Lee Timmans
Ensemble
Gladstone Waldrip
Faro Dealer
Jeb
Ensemble
Gertrude Walker
Lottie
Billie Wallace
Ensemble
Elida Webb
Ensemble
Sammy White
Frank
Charles Willis
Ensemble
Charles Winninger
Cap'n Andy
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? 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
Hey, Feller Jubilee Singers
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia
Hey, Feller Queenie
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Ensemble
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
Why Do I Love You? (Reprise) Magnolia and Flappers