‘Show Boat’ opens on Broadway 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1927)


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(Tuesday, December 27, 1927, 8:15 p.m. EST)Show Boat, a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II about riverboat entertainers who find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along “Old Man River,” opened tonight on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

The original cast included Norma Terris as Magnolia Hawks and her daughter Kim (as an adult), Howard Marsh as Gaylord Ravenal, Helen Morgan as Julie LaVerne, Jules Bledsoe as Joe, Charles Winninger as Cap’n Andy Hawks, Edna May Oliver as Parthy Ann Hawks, Sammy White as Frank Schultz, Eva Puck as Ellie May Chipley and Tess Gardella as Queenie.


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