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Show Boat - 1927 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the novel Show Boat 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.

Ziegfeld Theatre


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
6th Avenue at W. 54th St., Roof
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their September line-up for in-person cabaret performances, featuring See Eva Noblezada, James Jackson Jr. & John-Andrew Morrison and more. See the full lineup here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
The dates have been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022
Rita Gardner, who starred as Luisa in the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, has passed away at the age of 87 from leukemia, according to friend and collegue Alex Rybeck.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The Drama Book Shop will host a reading, discussion and signing for Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt’s new book, Transforming Space Over Time: Set Design and Visual Storytelling with Broadway’s Legendary Directors on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from INTO THE WOODS; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; PARADISE SQUARE; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; ROCK OF AGES and THE BEDWETTER.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s premiere professional theatre, has appointed Eric Jackson as the company’s Associate Artistic and Outreach Director. Jackson will create a new role focused on fostering artistic connections at PTC and with the community-at-large.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
Leapin’ Lizards! The full cast and creative team has been announced for the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award®-winning musical ANNIE. In the title role of Annie is Ellie Pulsifer, a 12-year-old actress from South Florida, making her tour debut. 
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
GINGER THATCHER will be on the faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.’s Summer Intensive which will be taking place from June 13-17, 2022 in Jackson, Tennessee. Ms. Thatcher will be teaching musical theater, jazz, and modern dance classes for the participants in this year’s Summer Intensive.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 4, 2022
Yet perhaps at no time during its vaunted and venerated history has Oklahoma! been so polarizing as it has become now, thanks to the 2019 Broadway revival directed by Daniel Fish which is touring the provinces. Read our critic's review.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Charlie Stemp and Carly Anderson will lead the cast of Susan Stroman’s new production of the musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU™, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 11 July – 4 September. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Broadway star FELICIA BOSWELL will join London’s new smash hit musical, The Drifters Girl. Felicia will play Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon.
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022
Oldcastle Theatre Company opens its 50th season on June 17, 2022 with 'Souvenir-A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins' by Stephen Temperley, directed by Nathan Stith.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
Partners Temah Higgins, Mollie Mann and DJ Martin of BOND Theatrical, an independently-owned booking and marketing agency for live entertainment, announced several staffing changes today that build on the agency's innovative and strategic offerings for their roster of clients.
by Jared Fessler - May 17, 2022
Recovering Child Co-Star from Full House, The Little Rascals, Hey Arnold, Recess, Ragtime the Musical and more! Recently seen on BRAVO's The People's Couch and the series finale of Fuller House! He is also a vocal coach and podcaster!
by Stephen Mosher - May 16, 2022
Reviving her hit show from 2018, Leslee Warren proves that good things only get better with time.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Show business tour de force and eight-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy will bring her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland, Monday, July 11th, at 7:00 p.m.  
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Penguin Rep Theatre, the Stony Point-based nonprofit professional theatre, kicks off its summer season with BREATH & IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, a musical play by Daniel Beaty about trailblazing African-American vocalist Roland Hayes, starting Friday, July 8, artistic director Joe Brancato announced.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Penguin Rep Theatre, the Stony Point-based nonprofit professional theatre, kicks off its summer season with BREATH & IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, a musical play by Daniel Beaty about trailblazing African-American vocalist Roland Hayes, starting Friday, July 8, artistic director Joe Brancato announced today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
The anthemic rock musical SuperYou by Lourds Lane has announced full casting for the viral sensation’s Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall concert debut on July 20 and 21, 2022. Chris McCarrell (The Lightning Thief) and Tony Award nominee and Astaire Award winner Elizabeth Parkinson (Movin’ Out) complete the cast of Broadway and Off-Broadway stars.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
Madison Opera's Opera in the Park celebrates its twenty-first year on Saturday, July 23 at 8pm in Garner Park on Madison's West Side.  The free annual concert of opera and Broadway hits returns in full force this summer with both the Madison Opera Chorus and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.  Audience members from across Wisconsin will join each other with picnic baskets and light sticks to listen to beautiful music under the stars...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular 'Tales of the Victorians' returns for its thirty-third year.  Take tea at a unique Cape May venue, indulge in tantalizing treats, and listen to stories by famous American authors like O. Henry, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mark Twain read by ELTC performers for only $12.00. Children are always welcome, and ages 12 and under are free. 
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2022
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by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 25, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2022
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by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 19, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022
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by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022
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by Michael Major - Aug 11, 2022
ABC News Studios will air “Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” featuring members of its all-star cast — Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Debra Martin Chase, Neil Meron, and costumer Ellen Mirojnick will also make appearances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company’s Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre.
by Social Watch - Apr 29, 2022
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by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
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Show Boat Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Show Boat have their been?
Show Boat has had 30 productions including Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, West End which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1932, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1954, West End which opened in 1959, US Tour which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1966, West End which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, Australia which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 1998, US Tour which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2016 and Regional (US) which opened in 2018.

What productions of Show Boat have their been?
Show Boat has had 30 productions including Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, West End which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1932, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1954, West End which opened in 1959, US Tour which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1966, West End which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, Australia which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 1998, US Tour which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2016 and Regional (US) which opened in 2018.

What is the order of songs in Show Boat and what's the order?
Cotton Blossom
Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo
Where's the Mate for Me?
Make Believe
Ol' Man River
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Life on the Wicked Stage
Till Good Luck Comes My Way
Misery’s Comin’ Aroun’
I Might Fall Back on You
C'mon, Folks
You Are Love
Finale Act One
At the Fair
Dandies on Parade
Why Do I Love You?
In Dahomey
Bill
Service and Scene Music
Trocadero Ballet
Goodbye, Ma Lady Love
Apache Dance
After the Ball
Hey, Feller
Eccentric Dance
Tap Dance
Musical Scena
Finale
I Would Like to Play a Lover's Part
Be Happy, Too
Cheer Up
My Girl
Coal Black Lady
Bully Song
Hello, Ma Baby
It's Getting Hotter in the North
Trocadero Opening Chorus
Harmonica Number
Box Office Scene
Yes, Ma'am
A Pack of Cards
The Creole Love Song
Out There in an Orchard
Party Song
Show Boat Song
Dance Away the Night
Me and My Boss
The Lonesome Road
Down South
Love Sings a Song in My Heart
Here Comes the Showboat
All God's Children Got Wings
Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho
Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
Deep River
Coon, Coon, Coon
I Have the Room Above Her
Gallivantin' Around
Ah Still Suits Me
Got My Eye on You
Negro Peanut Vender's Street Cry
Nobody Else But Me
Dance 1927
Auld Lang Syne
How'd You Like to Spoon with Me?
Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-der-e
An Old-Fashioned Wife
Why Was I Born?
No Gems, No Roses, No Gentlemen
No Shoes
Cakewalk
Misery
Adagio Dance
Kim’s Imitations
Overture
Congress of Beauties
Avenue "A" Release
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Kim’s Charleston
Entr’acte

What productions of Show Boat have there been?
Show Boat has had 30 productions including Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1927, West End which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1932, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Los Angeles which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1954, West End which opened in 1959, US Tour which opened in 1960, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1966, West End which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, Australia which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 1998, US Tour which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2016 and Regional (US) which opened in 2018.