Music by Jerome Kern
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
Company Premiere & New Production
Co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera Association, & Houston Grand Opera
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.
"This joyous, beautifully mounted entertainment should keep rolling along for a long while to come."
Approx. 3-1/2 hours
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Presented by: Washington National Opera