Opening Date

Mar 11, 1997

Closing Date

MusicalDramaRevivalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Setting
Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.

Produced by Livent (U.S.) Inc.
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel 'Show Boat' by Edna Ferber; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and William David Brohn; Dance arrangements by David Krane; Musical Director: Derek Bate
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Assistant Choreographer: Ron Gibbs
Production Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Associate Scenic Design: Peter Baran; Associate Lighting Design: Dawn Chiang; Assistant Scenic Design: Randi Savoy; Assistant Lighting Design: Stuart Cotts; Assistant Sound Design: Christopher Jordan; Production Vari*Lite Programmer: Mike Novosel
General Manager: Randy Buck; Company Manager: Frank Lott; Associate Co. Mgr: Jeff Pluth
Technical Supervisor: Kent McKay; Production Stage Manager: Harold Goldfaden; Stage Manager: Kathleen E. Purvis; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Horton Black and Kurt Wagemann
Production Musical Supervisor: Jeffrey Huard; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Conducted by Derek Bate; Assistant Conductor: Cynthia Hoxie; Electronic Music Design & Programming: Music Arts Technologies, Inc.; Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell
General Press Representative: Terence Womble; Dance Captain: Rennie Wilkinson; Assistant Dance Captain: Ron Wilson; Photographer: Catherine Ashmore; Additional Photography: Michael Cooper
Cap'n Andy
Parthy
Magnolia
Gaylord Ravenal
Queenie
Steve
 
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Cymbals
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
Ellie
Frank
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Bass Trombone, Tuba
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Drums
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Dealer
 
Jake
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Flute & Piccolo
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Clarinet
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
Backwoodsman
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Mother Superior
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
Jeb
 
Drunk
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Landlady
 
Old Lady on the Levee
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Jim Greene
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Radio Announcer's Voice
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Trombone
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
Young Kim
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
Charlie
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
Understudies: Craig Ashton (Gaylord Ravenal), Vanessa Ayers (Queenie), Leslie Becker (Ellie), Elizabeth Beeler (Magnolia), Moses Braxton, Jr. (Joe), Sara Brenner (Kim), Raquela Burt (Julie), Patti Butler (Julie), John Clonts (Gaylord Ravenal), David Earl Hart (Steve, Windy, Pete, Drunk, Jim Greene, Charlie), Cynthia Leigh Heim (Ellie), Ellen Horst (Parthy, Landlady, Old Lady on the Levee), John Vincent Leggio (Frank), Marvin Lowe (Joe), Gillian Luttrell (Julie), Scott Mikita (Jim Greene), Tysh Nelson (Lottie, Dottie), Jackie Olesko (Young Kim), Darcy Pulliam (Parthy, Mother Superior), Janelle A. Robinson (Queenie), Michael Scott (Cap'n Andy, Steve, Vallon, Backwoodsman, Vallon), Darick Spaans (Frank), Katherine Valentine (Magnolia), Rennie Wilkinson (Ellie, Kim, Lottie, Dottie) and Ralph Williams (Cap'n Andy)
Production Supervisor: Harold Goldfaden; Production Stage Manager: Joseph Sheridan; Stage Manager: Fred Klaisner and Teri Wertman
Musical Coordinator: Sam Lutfiyya

Cast

Steve
Steve
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Trombone
Balcony Soloist
The Show Boat Ensemble
Young Kim
The Show Boat Ensemble
Mother Superior
 
Lottie
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
Fan on the Levee
 
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Clarinet
The Show Boat Ensemble
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Tuba
The Show Boat Ensemble
Radio Announcer's Voice
The Show Boat Ensemble
 
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Drums
"Band on The Cotton Blossom" - Flute
Dealer
 
Jake
Young Kim
Understudies: Rachael Bey (Julie), Randie Shane Brotman (Kim), David Dannehl (Windy, Pete, Drunk, Vallon, Jim Greene, Backwoodsman, Charlie, Jake), William Johnson (Joe), Joan Krause (Parthy, Landlady, Old Lady on the Levee), John Vincent Leggio (Charlie, Jake), Cheryl Martin (Magnolia), Tysh Nelson (Landlady, Mother Superior, Fan on the Levee), Daria Lynn Scatton (Ellie, Lottie, Dottie, Fan on the Levee), Scott Tucker (Gaylord Ravenal, Steve) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Julie, Ethel)
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)
Stevedores, Gals and Townspeople
Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo
Cap'n Andy, Parthy, the Showboat Troupe, Stevedores, Gals 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
Till Good Luck Comes My Way
Gaylord Ravenal, Pete, Frank and Townsmen
Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun
Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
I Have the Room Above Her
Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Life Upon the Wicked Stage
Ellie and Townswomen
Queenie's Ballyhoo
Queenie, Stevedores and Gals
You Are Love
Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
The Wedding Celebration
Company
Act 2
Sung By
Why Do I Love You?
Parthy and Company
Dandies on Parade
City Folk
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Choir
Ol' Man River (Reprise)
Joe
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise)
Magnolia
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard and Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris and Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia and Ensemble
Dance Away the Night
Magnolia
Kim's Charleston
Kim, Parthy and Company
Act Two Finale
Joe and Company
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Nov 25, 1998 - Dec 06, 1998
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Oct 23, 1998 - Nov 15, 1998
Indianapolis, IN
Sep 25, 1998 - Oct 17, 1998
Dallas, TX
Aug 21, 1998 - Sep 20, 1998
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 21, 1998 - Aug 09, 1998
Milwaukee, WI
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Sacramento, CA
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San Francisco, CA
Mar 10, 1998 - Mar 22, 1998
San Antonio, TX
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Philadelphia, PA
Oct 07, 1997 - Nov 02, 1997
Tempe, AZ
Aug 26, 1997 - Sep 27, 1997
Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 03, 1997 - Aug 14, 1997
Boston, MA
Mar 11, 1997 - May 18, 1997
Detroit, MI