Show Boat

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There are a total of 85 productions in Ovrtur's database.

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Score

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Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

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Studio Cast (1945)
Stuart Foster, Peggy Mann, Sy Oliver, The Sentamentalists, Tommy Dorsey
Studio Cast (1949)
Bing Crosby, Kenny Baker, Tony Martin, Frances Langford, Lee Wiley
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Studio Cast (1949)
Dorothy Kirsten, Robert Merrill
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Studio Cast (1951)
Patti Page, Sophie Tucker, Tony Martin, Tony Fontane, Louise Carlisle (ii)
Studio Cast (1953)
Carol Bruce, Helena Bliss, William C. Smith, John Tyres
Studio Cast (1956)
Robert Merrill, Patrice Munsel, Risë Stevens, Katherine Graves, Janet Pavek
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Studio Cast (1956)
performers unknown
Studio Cast (1958)
Howard Keel, Anne Jeffreys, Gogi Grant
Studio Cast (1958)
Doreen Hume, Bruce Trent, Mike Sammes Singers
Studio Cast (1959)
Shirley Bassey, Maryls Watters, Don McKay, Inia Te Wiata, Isabelle Lucas
Studio Cast (1959)
Barbara Leigh, Andy Cole, Bryan Johnson (i), Maxine Daniels, Denis Quilley
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Studio Cast (1960)
Audrey Marsh, Lee Venora, Richard Torigi
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Compilation (1960)
Polly Bergen, Roy Hamilton, Shirley Jones, Earl Wrightson, Lois Hunt
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Compilation (1960)
Thelma Carpenter, Robert Russell Bennett, Harry Sosnik
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Studio Cast (1960)
Frank Chacksfield
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Studio Cast (1961)
Martin Lawrence, Isabelle Lucas, Stella Moray, Donald Scott, Janet Waters
Studio Cast (1962)
John Raitt, Barbara Cook, William Warfield, Anita Darian, Fay DeWitt
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Studio Cast (1964)
Richard Fredricks, Rosalind Elias, Anna Moffo, Mary Ellen Pracht, Valentine Pringle
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Studio Cast (1971)
June Bronhill, Freddie Williams, Julie Dawn, Fred Lucas, Rita Williams
Studio Cast (1988)
Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Teresa Stratas, Bruce Hubbard, Karla Burns

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

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Source Material

Based on the novel by Edna Ferber.


Synopsis

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.


Trivia & History

Edna Ferber (who wrote the source novel) and composer Jerome Kern were introduced by Alexander Woollcott at the opening of Kern's Criss Cross in 1926. Ferber was not keen on the adaptation of her novel to the stage at first because most musicals were fluffy and shallow. But Kern relented, convinced that he could do something with it. She eventually agreed.

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Alternate Titles

  • Showboat (alternate title)


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