Show Boat Revival

Ages: 6+
Opened: April 28, 1998
Closing: September 19, 1998

Show Boat - 1998 - West End History , Info & More

Prince Edward Theatre
(Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road) Old Compton Street London

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.

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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
Service and Scene Music
Trocadero Ballet
Goodbye, Ma Lady Love
Apache Dance
After the Ball
Hey, Feller
Eccentric Dance
Tap Dance
Musical Scena
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?
An Old-Fashioned Wife
Why Was I Born?
No Gems, No Roses, No Gentlemen
No Shoes
Adagio Dance
Kim’s Imitations
Congress of Beauties
Avenue "A" Release
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Kim’s Charleston
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.
Show Boat has been nominated for the Outstanding Musical Production award at the Olivier Awards for Jerome Kern.



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