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Show Boat - 1983 - 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.

History:

Revival
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: April 19, 1983
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Closing: June 26, 1983

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2010
The national tour of WICKED will close at the Civic Center's Crouse-Hinds Theater's stage on January 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2010
The Lyric Stage, Dallas County's only locally produced professional musical theater company, presents SHOW BOAT in concert with a full orchestra in Carpenter Hall. Performances are January 28-31, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010
Ticket are on sale for the two Special Screenings of 'Keep Dancing' Marge Champion and Donald Saddler at the Dance On Camera Festival co-presented by the Dance Film Association and The Film Society of Lincoln Center at the Walter Reade Theatre (Lincoln Center) 165 West 65th Street.
by Beau Higgins - Jan 28, 2010
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ('My So Called Life,' 'Once And Again' and 'thirtysomething'), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues, 9 to 5) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 28, 2010
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre of Indianapolis will cut loose this February with Footloose, the stage adaptation of the hit 1980s movie musical. Nominated for four Tony Awards and live on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Footloose is the story of a big-city kid who shakes things up when he comes to a small town.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010
The Lyric Stage, Dallas County's only locally produced professional musical theater company, presents SHOW BOAT in concert with a full orchestra in Carpenter Hall. Performances are January 28-31, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2010
Following the success of 2008's Jeeves Intervenes, playwright Margaret Raether has created another uproarious adaptation of the works of the British humorous P.G. Wodehouse. The latest entry in the Jeeves and Wooster saga makes its Chicago area debut at First Folio Theatre, at their indoor home in Mayslake Hall, on the grounds of the Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2010
Theatre artists and productions nominated for The 26th Annual Helen Hayes Awards were announced this evening at a press conference hosted by The National Theatre in its Helen Hayes Gallery. The complete list of nominees can be found below.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2010
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return engagement of WICKED this fall, beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The most successful show in Chicago history makes its triumphant return to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for eight weeks only, December 1, 2010 to January 23, 2011. Tickets for WICKED will go on sale to Broadway In Chicago Subscription Series holders and groups in February, 2010. Individual tickets for WICKED will be available at a later date to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010
The Diary of a Dancer, a brand new one-person show, debuts at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios for a limited engagement January 21-23, 2010. Written by and starring Wade Dooley, Diary is the autobiographical tale of Mary Shennanbargger, an eighty-something retired performer-turned-teacher.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010
Join Lyric Stage on January 23 for our annual benefit as we present Broadway star Tommy Tune in his new show, STEPS IN TIME.
by Jeff Dennhardt - Jan 22, 2010
Stage Door Records will release of the 1980 Original London Cast Recording of the musical COLETTE by John Dankworth on February 22nd. The release will be the first time the recording has been available on CD. The musical starred Cleo Laine in the title role. The show originally opened at The Stables Theatre, Wavendon in 1979 and transferred to the Comedy Theatre, London in September 1980.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2010
The Diary of a Dancer, a brand new one-person show, debuts at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios for a limited engagement January 21-23, 2010. Written by and starring Wade Dooley, Diary is the autobiographical tale of Mary Shennanbargger, an eighty-something retired performer-turned-teacher.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010
Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of the new musical Wonderland about Alice, a children's book writer in Manhattan who is suffering through a creative block, estranged from her husband and alienated from her daughter. It takes a trip to a strange-yet-familiar Wonderland for her to regain her life's balance and again find the love and everyday magic that reside in us all - if we know how to look. With a book by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy (The Civil War), lyrics by Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), and directed by Gregory Boyd, Wonderland begins previews Friday, January 15, opens officially Wednesday, January 20 and runs through Sunday, February 14.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 20, 2010
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from January 27th to February 14th at the Peace Center.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 19, 2010
Noted director/actor/writer Austin Pendleton will direct Bus Stop, Olney Theatre Center's first production of its 2010 season.
by Samantha Jacobsen - Jan 18, 2010
As previously reported, according to the Toronto Star, Broadway producer Garth Drabinsky is hoping to make a comeback this year despite his 2009 felony conviction.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010
The Signature Theatre, nationally renowned for its innovation in musical theater, will reinvent the 1927 classic American musical, Show Boat, in a brand new production playing November 10, 2009 through January 17, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010
Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce that the beloved 'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah' will return to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre for a special tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For two performances only, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., ATRU will be filled with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this jazz and gospel, All-American reinvention of Handel's 'Messiah.' Single tickets are now on sale and prices start at just $30.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010
The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, nationally known for its interpretation of Stephen Sondheim musicals, celebrates its 20th anniversary season by presenting Sondheim's most popular musical SWEENEY TODD, directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. The new production runs in the 276-seat MAX Theater, February 9 through April 4, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2010
Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce that the beloved 'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah' will return to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre for a special tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For two performances only, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., ATRU will be filled with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this jazz and gospel, All-American reinvention of Handel's 'Messiah.' Single tickets are now on sale and prices start at just $30.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2010
Columbia Stages presents Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed byMikhael Tara Garver and produced in association with The New Ensemble. On astormy night, Sergei sits alone with his first great novel in a small room inMoscow. A knock at the door propels him down the rabbit hole into an adventureof ridiculous proportions. This world premiere event melds together thehilarious and stunning adaptation by Keith Reddin with an epic original scoreby Andrew Gerle and Royce Vavrek. From the thunderous sound of the keys, thetrue music of a man's voice battles with your expectations. Performances for 'Black Snow' will be held February 3-6.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2010
From January 15th - February 13th 2010, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the New England premiere of the hit Broadway musical [title of show].
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 14, 2010
Join Lyric Stage on January 23 for our annual benefit as we present Broadway star Tommy Tune in his new show, STEPS IN TIME.
by Jeff Dennhardt - Jan 14, 2010
Day two of the hit reality TV show 'American Idol' continued tonight, moving the audition phase to Atlanta, Georgia, with guest judge Mary J. Blige. Atlanta proved rather comparable to last night's Boston auditions for the less-than-stellar singers, but, for a city that has featured the likes of Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson (both who held their initial audition in Atlanta), seemed to lack some of the more extraordinary performers. Although there were several good singers in the mix, the more colorful performances stole the show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010
The national tour of WICKED is set to land on the Civic Center's Crouse-Hinds Theater's stage for a three week engagement beginning January 13 to 31.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 13, 2010
Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen ('The Boys from Syracuse') and Norm Lewis ('The Little Mermaid' and the upcoming 'Sondheim on Sondheim') bring beloved music of the Great White Way to Princeton on Saturday, January 30, as part of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's PSO POPS! sixth annual Broadway Concert.
by Beau Higgins - Jan 12, 2010
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ('My So Called Life,' 'Once And Again' and 'thirtysomething'), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues, 9 to 5) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).
by Robert Diamond - Jan 12, 2010
Fred Applegate, George Hearn, David Patrick Kelly, Michael McCormick, Rondi Reed, Elena Shaddow, James Snyder and Ted Sutherland have been cast in Fanny, the 50th Encores! musical produced by New York City Center since 1994 and the second Encores! production of the season. Fanny, running February 4 - 7, has music and lyrics by Harold Rome and book by S.N. Behrman and Joshua Logan, and is based on Marcel Pagnol's trilogy Marius, Fanny and Cesar. Fanny will be directed by Mark Bruni and choreographed by Lorin Latarro with music direction by Rob Berman.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2010
The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, nationally known for its interpretation of Stephen Sondheim musicals, celebrates its 20th anniversary season by presenting Sondheim's most popular musical SWEENEY TODD, directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. The new production runs in the 276-seat MAX Theater, February 9 through April 4, 2010.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 8, 2010
There will be a Special Screening / Program of 'Keep Dancing' An Afternoon with Marge Champion and Donald Saddler.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2010
The final performance for Colombia Stages' 'Black Snow' will be held on February 6, 2010.
by BWW - Feb 6, 2010
'It was early 1982 and I was a voice major at the Manhattan School of Music. Houston Grand Opera was mounting a revival of SHOW BOAT starring Donald O'Connor...'
by Jessica Lewis - Feb 5, 2010
Broadway stars Victor Garber, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, and Signature favorite Sherri L. Edelen will salute Angela Lansbury at the Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala on April 12 at the Embassy of Italy. The beloved stage, screen, and television actress will be presented with the company's first Stephen Sondheim Award, established last year in honor of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer.
by Jeff Dennhardt - Feb 5, 2010
Broadway vet Leslie Becker will perform a host of Broadway classics and modern tunes in her cabaret, 'All I Do is Sing' at Don't Tell Mama. The performance will take place February 28th at 9:30pm. Becker will perform songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Andrew Lippa, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Maury Yeston, Irving Berlin, and more.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 5, 2010
Ron Bohmer (RAGTIME, WOMAN IN WHITE), Nat Chandler (SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Teri Dale Hansen (THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, SHOW BOAT) and Leah Hocking (BILLY ELLIOT, ALL SHOOK UP) will perform an evening of MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestras respectively on Friday February 13th, 2010.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 3, 2010
The Chicago Cabaret Professionals present their Spring Series '100 Years of Broadway' every Sunday in March, at Davenport's Cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010
Columbia Stages presents Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed byMikhael Tara Garver and produced in association with The New Ensemble. On astormy night, Sergei sits alone with his first great novel in a small room inMoscow. A knock at the door propels him down the rabbit hole into an adventureof ridiculous proportions. This world premiere event melds together thehilarious and stunning adaptation by Keith Reddin with an epic original scoreby Andrew Gerle and Royce Vavrek. From the thunderous sound of the keys, thetrue music of a man's voice battles with your expectations. Performances for 'Black Snow' will be held February 3-6.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010
After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2006 and 2007, the smash-hit musical WICKED returns to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), February 3-28. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2010
The Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre will present the world-premiere of the new musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson and directed by Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman with musical direction by David Loud. Previews begin February 12, 2010 prior to an official opening date of March 10, it has been announced by Vineyard Artistic Director Douglas Aibel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2010
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre of Indianapolis will cut loose this February with Footloose, the stage adaptation of the hit 1980s movie musical. Nominated for four Tony Awards and live on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Footloose is the story of a big-city kid who shakes things up when he comes to a small town.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 11, 2010
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from Wednesday, February 17 through Sunday, March 7 at The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, in downtown Dayton.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 11, 2010
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre of Indianapolis will cut loose this February with Footloose, the stage adaptation of the hit 1980s movie musical. Nominated for four Tony Awards and live on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Footloose is the story of a big-city kid who shakes things up when he comes to a small town.
by Samantha Jacobsen - Feb 10, 2010
The national tour of WICKED is set to play at Dayton's Victoria Theatre beginning February 17th and will run through March 7th. For tickets and more information, please visit Ticketmaster.

Show Boat Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Show Boat been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical for Michael Kahn.

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.

What is the songs are 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