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About this show

This spectacular new production of Show Boat, Broadway's original masterpiece, brings unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, and an epic story together to make great entertainment and great art. With something in store around every bend as the Cotton Blossom travels the Mississippi with a troupe of riverboat performers, Julie, Joe, Queenie, and of course Magnolia and Ravenal make their way through the decades, navigating the trials of show business, love, and loss in a landscape overshadowed by racial inequality. The legendary songs of Show Boat--like "Ol' Man River," "You Are Love," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Bill," and many more--will be performed the way the composer intended, with a full orchestra and robust chorus, in this production created by WNO Artistic Advisor Francesca Zambello and conducted by John DeMain.

Show Details

  • Running Time:3hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC