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Show Boat   

Uris Theatre, (4/24/1983 - 6/26/1983)
First Preview: Apr 19, 1983 Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Apr 24, 1983    
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1983 Total Performances: 73

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1887-1927. On the Mississippi River, Natchez, Chicago.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced by The Houston Grand Opera
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber; Musical Director: John DeMain; Lyric for "Bill" by P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Michael Kahn; Choreographed by Dorothy Danner
Scenic Design by Herbert Senn and Helen Pond; Costume Design by Molly Maginnis; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald
Executive Producer: Robert A. Buckley and Douglas Urbanski; General Manager: Buckley & Urbanski; Company Manager: Martin Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Warren Crane; Stage Manager: Amy Pell
Conducted by Jack Everly
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Marilynn LeVine Public Relations; Historical Advisor: Miles Kreuger; Dance Captain: Joanna Beck; Fight direction by Conal O'Brien; Dialogue Coach: Timothy Monich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Lonette McKee
Julie
Donald O'Connor
Cap'n Andy
Ron Raines
Gaylord Ravenal
Sheryl Woods
Broadway debut
Magnolia
Karla Burns
Broadway debut
Queenie
Avril Gentles
Parthy Ann Hawks
Bruce Hubbard
Joe
Paul Keith
Broadway debut
Frank
Paige O'Hara
Broadway debut
Ellie
Vanessa Ayers
Ensemble
Joanna Beck
Ensemble
P.L. Brown
Charlie
Ensemble
Karen Culliver
Kim
Ensemble
Michael-Pierre Dean
Ensemble
Olivia Detante
Ensemble
Richard Dix
Windy
Hal Douglas
Radio Announcer
Kim Fairchild
Ensemble
Merwin Foard
Ensemble
Cheryl Freeman
Ensemble
Joe Garcia
Ensemble
James Gedge
Jeb
Barker
Ensemble
Michael Gray
Ensemble
Larry Hansen
Old Sport
Young Man with Guitar
Ensemble
Randy Hansen
Mahoney
Barker
Jake
Ensemble
Jacob Mark Hopkin
Vallon
Jim
Ensemble
Lynda Karen
La Belle Fatima
Ensemble
Dale Kristien
Dolly
Ensemble
Glenn Martin
Pete
Ensemble
Linda Milani
Mother Superior
Ensemble
Randy Morgan
Ensemble
Gloria Parker
Lottie
Ensemble
Tracy Paul
Young Kim
Dennis Perren
Ensemble
Leonard Piggee
Ensemble
Veronica Rhodes
Ensemble
Mary Rocco
Landlady
Old Lady on the Levee
Ensemble
Alton Spencer
Ensemble
Wayne Turnage
Steve
Robert Vincent
Ensemble
Molly Wassermann
Ensemble
Lewis White
Backwoodsman
Barker
Ensemble
Carrie Wilder
Ensemble
Wardell Woodard
Ensemble
Swings: Ed Battle, Tom Garrett, Suzanne Ishee and Jeane July
Standby: Lizabeth Pritchett (Parthy Ann Hawks)
Understudies: Vanessa Ayers (Queenie), Joanna Beck (Dolly), P.L. Brown (Joe), Karen Culliver (Magnolia, Young Kim), Richard Dix (Cap'n Andy), Kim Fairchild (Mother Superior), Tom Garrett (Barker, Jeb, Old Sport, Young Man with Guitar), James Gedge (Backwoodsman, Jake), Larry Hansen (Frank, Mahoney), Suzanne Ishee (Kim, Lottie), Jeane July (La Belle Fatima), Dale Kristien (Magnolia), Linda Milani (Landlady, Old Lady on the Levee), Gloria Parker (Julie), Dennis Perren (Charlie), Wayne Turnage (Gaylord Ravenal), Robert Vincent (Pete, Steve), Lewis White (Jim, Vallon, Windy) and Carrie Wilder (Ellie)
Tony Award®
1983 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lonette McKee
1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Karla Burns
1983 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Kahn
Drama Desk Award
1983 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Bruce Hubbard
winner 1983 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Karla Burns
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton Blossom Ensemble
Show Boat Ballyhoo Cap'n Andy, Show Boat Troupe and Townspeople
Only Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Steve
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartet
I Might Fall Back on You Ellie and Frank
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie, Cap'n Andy and Ensemble
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Ensemble
You Are Love Magnolia and Gaylord Ravenal
Cakewalk and Finale Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
At the Fair 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
Only 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 Magnolia
You Are Love (Reprise) Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River Joe
Finale Entire Company