Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Jerome Kern
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Sponsored by Jaylee Mead
Featuring Sandy Bainum, Terry Burrell, Will Gartshore, VaShawn McIlwain, Jim Newman, Bobby Smith, Stephanie Waters, Delores King Williams, and Harry Winter.
In the vein of earlier productions like Allegro and Les Misérables, Signature Theatre reinvents this American classic in a brand new production that features such beloved songs as Make Believe, Bill, Can't Help Lovin ‘Dat Man, and Ol' Man River.
Spanning the years 1880 to 1927, this lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi. Show Boat is a sweeping tale of enduring love and devastating hatred, illuminating through unforgettable music the cruelty of prejudice – and the beauty of romance.