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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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New York State Theatre


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their June line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
by Bobby Patrick - May 3, 2022
In one of the best group shows of all time, Michael Lavine and Robert W. Schneider turn 54 Below into a glamorous history lesson celebrating Broadway.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
The best of Broadway came together to salute love in all forms on May 23, 2022, singing and dancing in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at the first live performance of Broadway Backwards since 2019. View photos from Broadway Backwards here.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost twenty years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
The evening will take place at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman with Irish Repertory Theatre's Visionary Leadership Award in recognition of her philanthropic support of Irish communities and her tireless work in promoting Irish culture and heritage in the US and around the world.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
Tipperary's version of the Circus is Coming to Town. Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, arrives in Clonmel from July 1st to 10th. 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 16, 2022
Book exclusively priced tickets to see Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical The Drifters Girl, with the sensational Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will close its 2021-2022 Season with the regional premiere drama Tiny Beautiful Things. Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed (author of the best-selling book Wild), this story was brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
The Delray Beach Playhouse has a varied, eclectic, and thoroughly entertaining lineup planned for their 2022-2023 season. From musicals to musical comedy, to a myriad of musical memories… not to mention a suspenseful psychological thriller, a classic Neil Simon play, and a British backstage farce.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
East West Players has announced casting for the rolling world premiere of INTERSTATE, an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
Grammy-award winner Edie Brickell's new musical 38 MINUTES has announced the cast of their upcoming industry workshop, taking place on March 5, 2022, in Los Angeles following their successful 2019 reading.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
The World Premiere cast album for The Drifters Girl has been recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and is due for release on Friday 6 May 2022, by Tag8 Music, with BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited, Treadwell Entertainment Group and Showtime Productions Ltd. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy/drama about mid-life crises and aging parents, “Dot,” written by Colman Domingo, star of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” and directed by Q. Smith, on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022
The National Society of Arts & Letters Florida has announced their 4th Annual Star Maker Awards will be held at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum in Boca Raton on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm.  
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022
The cast is comprised of established Broadway artists and local rising stars. Part of the Virginia Arts Festival's 25th Anniversary Season, the new production is led by Conductor Rob Fisher, the Festival's Artistic Advisor of Musical Theater & American Songbook and Stage Director Matt Kunkel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre announced complete casting today for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022
The Virginia Arts Festival has announced the complete cast for The Sound of Music, co-produced by the Festival and the Virginia Opera May 13-15 at the Harrison Opera House.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman will find its way to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston after originally scheduled to open on May 15, 2020.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022
This afternoon, Broadway veteran Joel Hatch has played his final show with the company of the hit musical, Come From Away. A member of the original cast, Joel Hatch has been with the show since it opened on Broadway just over five years ago on March 12th, 2017. He portrayed 'Claude & others' other characters throughout the production. Gene Weygandt will begin performances in the roles on Tuesday, March 22. Gene joins the company directly from the Australia cast of Come From Away.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
In the short play Escape from Cottage Woods, Macie, 94, is a longtime resident of a retirement community in a bucolic setting in North Carolina. Lily, her daughter, believes that Macie is being overmedicated into a compliant, zombified state by the establishment's staff. Macie and Lily have some unresolved mother-daughter issues.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
 For the first time, the Palm Beach Symphony and Sinclair Broadcast Group will bring the thrilling excitement of Independence Day to viewers with “The Sounds of Freedom” that will be broadcast on CBS12 News and CW34. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2022
 The countdown to the Tony Awards continues! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Garth Drabinsky!
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 26, 2022
Debbie Wileman transcended the arts of impression, imitation or recreation and elevated it all to an illusion so complete and full that it brought tears and cheers and all of them well deserved.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
Tipperary's version of the Circus is Coming to Town.  Clonmel Junction Arts Festival arrives in Clonmel from July 1st to 10th.  The Junction Dome, a temporary performance structure for theatre, literature, and more, comes alive.  It takes over empty retail spaces; and sparks conversations on how to creatively enhance a regional town through the arts.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022
For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince, at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm. Check out photos from the concert here!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 14, 2022
For its 2022 gala, Irish Repertory Theatre presented A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince,  at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 12, 2022
Chances are good that you will also find something to like and might end up dancing in the aisles. The limited run of the show plays now through June 25th. A wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the wand-wielding Off-Broadway hit parody, PUFFS — which The New York Times proclaims 'a fast-paced romp through the 'Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.''
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022
The evening will take place at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman with Irish Repertory Theatre's Visionary Leadership Award in recognition of her philanthropic support of Irish communities and her tireless work in promoting Irish culture and heritage in the US and around the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced the second year of its beloved fundraising event BROADWAY VS. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
Vanguard University's department of theatre arts will present the smash hit Broadway musical, Mamma Mia. The production is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning February 25th, 2022, and running three weekends through March 13th.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022
Florida Studio Theatre presents Laughing Matters (Variant 6): Paranoia on Parade, a new edition of the theatre's hit musical sketch comedy revue inspired by today's culture and politics.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 2, 2022
New Adventures has just announced that Associate Artist and Tony and Olivier Award Winning designer Lez Brotherston on his Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 for services to Dance and Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022
Experience the passion and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. Directing the production is Victor Malana Maog, critically-acclaimed and award-winning veteran of the stage with over 25 years of theatre experience. Musical direction is by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson with choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.  
by Team BWW - Feb 5, 2022
Black History Month is here, and while the music of Black theatre-makers and performers can (and should) be celebrated all year long, what better time to study up? Today, we're bringing you the soundtrack of your month- full of songs written and performed by some of Broadway's most prolific Black artists.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
Julian Ovenden will star as 'Emile de Becque' throughout the Sadler's Wells season and UK and Ireland Tour of the critically acclaimed, landmark Chichester Festival Theatre production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC alongside the previously announced Gina Beck as 'Ensign Nellie Forbush'.
by Jim Munson - Feb 22, 2022
BroadwayWorld talks to legendary actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell about the uplifting show he'll be performing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on February 25th.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2022
The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning musical that forever changed American theater running now through March 27, 2022.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce its upcoming Mainstage production of SIDE SHOW, playing April 22 – May 8. From the composer of Dreamgirls comes a remarkable, true story of famed entertainers and twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous during the 1930’s. SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women whose bond brings them the spectacle of fame, but denies them true love and acceptance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Additional casting and the design team have been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street).
by Marianka Swain - Apr 20, 2022
Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical The Drifters Girl, with the sensational Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) and Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Showboat).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced performers and presenters for A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince, this season’s annual Gala benefit production. The evening will take place at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036) on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Irvine Barclay Theatre, known for its intimate setting providing unique experiences and personal interactions with top performers, has announced its 2022-23 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre will again feature renowned artists in its broadest range of genres ever.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum was “Alive with the Sound of Music!” A dazzling event recently hosted by the National Society of Arts & Letters of Florida and raising over $47,000 to support the Boca Raton-based nonprofit's mission of supporting local emerging performing and visual artists.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, begins previews tonight, April 14, 2022 Opening night is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St). Meet the cast here!

Showboat Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Showboat have their been?
Showboat 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 Showboat have their been?
Showboat 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 Showboat 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