Show Boat

Musical - Revival

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • Opening Date: January 5, 1946
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 418

Music: Jerome Kern

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Oscar Hammerstein II


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

Robert Allen Steve
Seldon Bennett Pete
Carol Bruce Julie
Ralph W. Chambers Vallon
Jan Clayton Magnolia
Jack Daley Jim
Helen Dowdy 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
  Hassard Short Staging
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Direction of Book
  Helen Tamiris Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1945 - 1946

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