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Show Boat   

Ziegfeld Theatre, (1/05/1946 - 1/04/1947)
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Opening Date: Jan 05, 1946    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1947 Total Performances: 418

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
Theatre Owned / Operated by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Produced by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
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 the novel by Edna Ferber; Musical Director: Edwin McArthur; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Staged by Hassard Short; Choreographed by Helen Tamiris; Book directed by Oscar Hammerstein II
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Assistant to Howard Bay: Steven Tichacek; Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Anna Hill Johnstone
General Manager: Robert Milford
General Stage Director: Reginald Hammerstein; Stage Manager: William Hammerstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Torpey and Paul Shiers
Choral Director: Pembroke Davenport; Associate Choral Dir: Will Vodery; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Dance Captain: Paula Kaye; General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Press Representative: Mary Ward; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Oscar Hammerstein: Leighton K. Brill; Assistant to Hassard Short: William Strahlman; Assistant to Helen Tamiris: Daniel Nagrin
Cast
Jerome Addison
Singer
Gilbert Adkins
Singer
Carmine Alexandria
Singer
Robert Allen
Steve
Betty Barker
Child
Ivory Bass
Singer
Talley Beatty
Bora
Dancer
Marta Becket
English
Dancer
William Bender
Singer
Seldon Bennett
Pete
Janice Bodenhoff
French
Dancer
Eleanor Boleyn
Indian
Dancer
Thomas Bowman
Man with guitar
Tom Bowman
Singer
Grace Brenton
Singer
Carol Bruce
Julie
Robert Bulger
Singer
Ralph Chambers
Vallon
Edward Chappel
Singer
Vivian Cherry
Italian
Dancer
Jan Clayton
Magnolia
(Jan 05, 1946 - Apr 06, 1946)
Kim
William Cole
Singer
Clarise Crawford
Singer
Erno Czako
Singer
Jack Daley
Jim
Terry Dawson
Dancer
Billy De Forest
Child
Richard Di Silvera
Singer
Helen Dowdy
Queenie
Andrea Downing
Spanish
Dancer
Ralph Dumke
Cap'n Andy
Buddy Ebsen
Frank
Sara Floyd
Landlady
Howard Frank
Backwoodsman
Charles Fredericks
Gaylord Ravenal
Lydia Fredericks
Dolly
Singer
La Verne French
Sam
Dancer
Adah Friley
Singer
Dolores Gamble
Child
Roland Gamble
Child
John Garth III
Singer
Betty Jane Geiskopf
Dancer
Thomas W. Gomez
The Show Boat Ensemble
Hayes Gordon
Singer
Barker
Marion Hairston
Singer
George H. Hall
Singer
Katie Hall
Singer
Carol Harriton
Dancer
Edward Hayes
Child
Vickie Henderson
Dancer
Sheila Hogan
Sister
Marion Holaves
Singer
Eddie Howland
Dancer
Jean Jones
Singer
Elmira Jones-Bey
Dancer
Frances Joslyn
Singer
Charlotte Junius
Singer
Paula Kaye
Strong Woman
Dancer
Audrey Keane
Greek
Dancer
Elana Keller
Scotch
Dancer
Nancy Kenyon
Lottie
Robert Kimberly
Singer
James Lapsley
Singer
Ora Leak
Dancer
Gerard Leavitt
Dancer
Carol Lewis
Child
Olga Lunick
Russian
Dancer
Colette Lyons
Ellie
Alyce Mace
Kim (child)
Francis X. Mahoney
Rubber Face
Iris Manley
Mother Superior
Bowling H. Mansfield
Singer
Claude Marchant
Mala
Dancer
Assotta Marshall
Ethel
Singer
Linda Mason
Singer
Albert McCary
Singer
William McDaniel
Singer
William Miller
Dancer
Scott Moore
Windy
Walter Mosby
Singer
Nick Nadeau
Dancer
Joe Nash
Dancer
Billy O'Connor
Child
Ethel Owen
Parthy Ann Hawks
Pearl Primus
Sal
Dahomey Queen
Miriam Quinn
Child
Clarence Redd
Singer
Jean Reeves
Fatima
Jeanne Reeves
Dancer
Eulabel Riley
Singer
Duncan Scott
Jeb
Paul Shiers
Singer
Drunk
Max Showalter
Jake
Stanley Simmons
Dancer
Frederica Slemons
Old Lady on the Levee
William C. Smith
Doorman at Trocadero
Singer
William Sol
Singer
Kenneth Spencer
Joe
Eugene Steiner
Child
Sybil Stocking
Child
Agnes Sundgren
Singer
Alma Sutton
Ata
Dancer
Charles Tate
Jimmy Craig
Viola Taylor
Dancer
Bettina Thayer
Sally
Singer
Yvonne Tibor
Dancer
Rodester Timmons
Singer
Willie Torpey
Old Sport
David Trimble
Singer
Fannie Turner
Singer
William Weber
Dancer
Henry Wessel
Dancer
Ethel Brown White
Singer
Evelyn Wick
Singer
Francisco Xavier
Dancer
Understudy: Nancy Kenyon (Magnolia)
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton Blossom Ensemble
Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Stevedores
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartette
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Ensemble
You Are Love Magnolia
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie and Ensemble
You Are Love Gaylord Ravenal
ACT 2 Sung By
The Wedding Celebration Sightseers, Barkers and Ushers
Why Do I Love You? Magnolia, Gaylord Ravenal and Ensemble
Bill
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Julie
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise) Magnolia
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 (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia
Ol' Man River (Reprise) Joe
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Act Two Finale Ensemble