MusicalDramaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 24, 1983
Closing Date
Jun 26, 1983
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1983
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1983
Previews
5
Performances
73
MusicalDramaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Uris Theatre
(Apr 24, 1983 - Jun 26, 1983)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
1887-1927. On the Mississippi River, Natchez, Chicago.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Fred Tyson
Conducted by Jack Everly; Assistant Conductor: Michael Battistelli
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
Cap'n Andy
Gaylord Ravenal
Sheryl Woods
Broadway debut
Magnolia
Karla Burns
Broadway debut
Queenie
Parthy Ann Hawks
Paul Keith
Broadway debut
Frank
Paige O'Hara
Broadway debut
Ellie
Ensemble
Ensemble
Charlie
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Windy
Radio Announcer
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Barker
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Old Sport
 
Young Man with Guitar
 
Ensemble
Mahoney
 
Barker
 
Jake
 
Ensemble
 
Jim
 
Ensemble
La Belle Fatima
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Mother Superior
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Lottie
 
Ensemble
Young Kim
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Landlady
 
Old Lady on the Levee
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Backwoodsman
 
Barker
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
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 (Jeb, Barker, Young Man with Guitar, Old Sport), James Gedge (Backwoodsman, Jake), Larry Hansen (Frank, Mahoney), Suzanne Ishee (Lottie, Kim), Jeane July (La Belle Fatima), Dale Kristien (Magnolia), Linda Milani (Old Lady on the Levee, Landlady), Gloria Parker (Julie), Dennis Perren (Charlie), Wayne Turnage (Gaylord Ravenal), Robert Vincent (Steve, Pete), Lewis White (Windy, Vallon, Jim) and Carrie Wilder (Ellie)
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Cotton Blossom
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Oscar Hammerstein II)
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
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 and Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball
Magnolia
You Are Love (Reprise)
Gaylord Ravenal
Ol' Man River
Joe
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Lonette McKee
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Karla Burns
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1983 Nominee
Directed by Michael Kahn

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Bruce Hubbard

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1983 Winner
Karla Burns
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