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Based on the novel by Edna Ferber.
An epic musical revealing life behind the scenes on a show boat. Magnolia falls in love with Gaylord, a river gambler, and leaves her father's show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.
When a huge cache of musical theatre scripts, scores and orchestra parts were discovered in Warner Brothers' warehouse in Secaucus, NJ in 1982, among them was a great deal of material for Show Boat. Historian Robert Kimball, who was hired to catalog the discovery, later in a New York Times article, "No one conceived that so much Kern material had survived. [snip] There were 11 boxes, including thousands of pages, and more than 200 manuscripts written in Kern's own hand. Among them were many original manuscripts for Show Boat."See more
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