Show Boat

Musical - Revival

George Gershwin Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 22, 1994
  • Opening Date: October 2, 1994
  • Closing Date: January 5, 1997
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 947

Music: Jerome Kern

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Oscar Hammerstein II

Synopsis

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's groundbreaking musical version of Edna Ferber's novel examines the lives of Cap'n Andy and his troupe of traveling show boat performers, including his naïve daughter Magnolia, her gambling husband Gaylord Ravenal, the tragic mixed-race actress Julie, and black stevedore Joe, who marvels at the constancy of the "Ol' Man River" they travel on.

 

Opening Night Cast

Mark Jacoby in Show Boat Mark Jacoby Gaylord Ravenal
Rebecca Luker in Show Boat Rebecca Luker Magnolia
Lonette McKee in Show Boat Lonette McKee Julie
John McMartin in Show Boat John McMartin Cap'n Andy
Elaine Stritch in Show Boat Elaine Stritch Parthy Ann Hawks
Michel Bell in Show Boat Michel Bell Joe
Joel Blum in Show Boat Joel Blum Frank
Gretha Boston in Show Boat Gretha Boston Queenie
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Book
  Jerome Kern Music
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Lyrics
P. G. Wodehouse P. G. Wodehouse Lyrics for "Bill"
  Joseph E. Howard Music and lyrics for "Goodbye, My Lady Love"
  Charles K. Harris Lyrics for "After the Ball"
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1995 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Lonette McKee Nominee
1995 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Elaine Stritch Nominee
1995 Outstanding Costume Design Florence Klotz Winner
1995 Outstanding Director of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1995 Outstanding Lighting Design Richard Pilbrow Nominee
1995 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1995 Outstanding Set Design Eugene Lee Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1995 Outstanding Choreography Susan Stroman Winner
1995 Outstanding Costume Design   Winner
1995 Outstanding Director of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1995 Outstanding Lighting Design   Winner
1995 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Winner
1995 Outstanding Set Design   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1995 Theatre World Award Gretha Boston Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1995 Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominee
1995 Actor in a Musical Mark Jacoby Nominee
1995 Actress in a Musical Rebecca Luker Nominee
1995 Choreography Susan Stroman Winner
1995 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Florence Klotz Winner
1995 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1995 Featured Actor in a Musical Michel Bell Nominee
1995 Featured Actor in a Musical Joel Blum Nominee
1995 Featured Actress in a Musical Gretha Boston Winner
1995 Revival of a Musical   Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 5, 1997 32 $723,344
-
-$188,932 $56.80
$75.00
12735
1918
8
0
83.00% -6.00%
Dec. 29, 1996 31 $912,276
-
$415,107 $59.38
$75.00
15363
1918
9
0
89.00% 27.14%
Dec. 22, 1996 30 $497,169
-
-$134,950 $52.38
$75.00
9492
1918
8
0
61.86% -12.81%
Dec. 15, 1996 29 $632,119
-
- $55.17
$75.00
11457
1918
8
0
74.67% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,764,908
-
  $55.93 49047
63294
33
0
77.49 %  
Cumulative
  $89,171,712
-
  $55.79
$75.00
1585144
1839362
947
12
86.18 %  
 
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