About This Show

Since its premier in 1927, Show Boat has never stopped moving.

For over seven decades this seminal musical has continued to evolve on a journey that has reflected the ongoing development of the lyric theater, confirming its status as the pivotal work bridging operetta and contemporary musical theater.

After three film versions, numerous Broadway and London revivals, countless tours and recordings, legendary director Harold Prince took the helm for a new broadway production in 1994 that instantly became the blockbuster hit of the season. With Oscar Hammerstein’s eldest son William serving as adviser, Prince studied all previous versions of Show Boat and, with the celebrated choreographer Susan Stroman, developed a version of the classic that was hailed as a triumph by critics and audiences alive. This epic musical spans 40 years in the lives of three generations of show folk, following their loves and heartbreaks, their ambitions and disappointments along the Mississippi River and in Chicago.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 23, 2016 Final Performance: July 2, 2016

Theatermania Review

| | June 29, 2016
A lavish revival of the 1927 musical makes the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score its priority.

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