Show Boat

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Jerome Kern

Original Production

1927 – 

1928Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Opened May 3, 1928
The cast included Paul Robeson as Joe, Edith Day as Magnolia, Cedric Hardwicke as Capt. Andy and Alberta Hunter as Queenie.



1932 – Casino Theatre (Ziegfeld)

1946 – Ziegfeld Theatre, produced by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II

1971Adelphi Theatre, London (909 performances)
Directed and Choreographer by Wendy Toye
Produced by Harold Fielding
Scenery & Costumes designed by Tim Goodchild
Lighting by Richard Pilbrow
Musical Direction & Dance Music Arrangements by Ray Cook
Choral Director: John McCarthy
Associate Choreographer: Frederic Franklin
Script Editor: Benny Green
Orchestrations by Keith Amos

1989 Grand Theatre, Leeds
8 December 1989 – February 1990
Production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Feb 10 1990. 
1990, London Palladium
2 August 1990 – 22 September 1990, then on a regional tour and the back to the Palladium 13 March 1991 – 18 May 1991
Opera North/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production
Directed by Ian Judge
Costume Designer: Alexander Reid
Choreographer: Lindsay Dolan
Lighting Design: Robert Bryan
Set Design: Russell Craig
Sound: ?

1998Prince Edward Theatre, London
20 April 1998 – 19 September 1998
Directed by Harold Prince, nominated for an Olivier Award

2006, Royal Albert Hall
Directed by Francesca Zambello 

2016, New London Theatre (Transferred from Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre)
Directed by Daniel Evans.
Lighting Design by David Hersey
Choreography by Alistair David
Design by Lez Brotherson
Sound by Paul Groothuis.