Show Boat

London Production (1928)


Top Cast Members

Parthy Ann Hawks...
Cap'n Andy Hawks...
Ellie May Chipley...
Frank Schultz...
Julie LaVerne...
Gaylord Ravenal...
Magnolia Hawks...

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Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Cotton Blossom ..... Ensemble
  • Only Make Believe ..... Ravenal and Magnolia
  • Old Man River ..... Joe and Mississippi Chorus
  • Can't Help Lovin' That Man ..... Julie, Queenie, Magnolia and Joe
  • Life on the Wicked Stage ..... Ellie and Girls
  • Till Good Luck Comes My Way ..... Ravenal and Chorus
  • I Might Fall Back on You ..... Ellie, Frank and Girls
  • C'mon, Folks ..... Queenie and Mississippi Chorus
  • You Are Love ..... Magnolia and Ravenal
  • Finale ..... Ensemble

Act Two

  • At the Fair ..... Ensemble
  • Why Do I Love You? ..... Magnolia, Ravenal, Andy, Parthy and Chorus
  • In Dahomey ..... Mississippi Chorus and Dancers
  • Bill ..... Julie
  • Can't Help Lovin' That Man (Reprise) ..... Magnolia
  • Goodbye, My Lady Love ..... Frank and Ellie
  • After the Ball ..... Magnolia
  • Ol' Man River (Reprise) ..... Old Joe and Mississippi Chorus
  • Dance Away the Night ..... Kim, Parthy and Chorus
  • Finale ..... Ensemble

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Trivia & History

This production cut the following: "Goodbye, My Lady Love", "Hey, Feller", and "Kim's Imitations" (with "Eccentric Dance" and "Tap Dance"). "Goodbye, My Lady Love" was replaced with a previous Kern song "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?". "Kim's Imitations" was replaced with a new song written for Edith Day (who played Magnolia/Kim) called "Dance Away the Night". A song called "Me and My Boss" was written for Paul Robeson as Joe but never performed.

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Production Info

PREVIEWS: unknown
OPENING: May 3, 1928
CLOSING: March 2, 1929
LENGTH OF RUN: 350 perf.

Location Info

MARKET: West End
LOCATION: London, England


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