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This is a rare November 10th, 1947 "Playtime" playbill (with an original ticket stub) from the one-week, Post-Broadway engagement of the JEROME KERN and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II musical comedy "SHOW BOAT" at the Opera House in Boston, Massachusetts. (The Broadway revival opened January 5th, 1946 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and ran for 418 performances before going on the road.) ..... This masterwork by JEROME KERN and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II remains one of the greatest of all musicals and possibly the greatest musical theatre score to date. The story starts in the 1880's on one of the many American riverboats that featured traveling shows. The cast included PAMELA CAVENESS as "Magnolia", MARTHA KING as "Julie", BILLY HOUSE as "Cap'n Andy", HELEN DOWDY as "Queenie", ALMIRA SESSIONS as "Parthy Ann Hawks", CLARE ALDEN as "Ellie", NORWOOD SMITH as "Gaylord Ravenal", WILLIAM C. SMITH as "Joe" and from the Original 1927 Broadway Cast, SAMMY WHITE as "Frank" ..... CREDITS: Music by JEROME KERN ("Roberta", "Very Good Eddie", "Leave It To Jane", "Sally"); Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN 2nd ("Oklahoma!", "Carousel", "The King and I", "Flower Drum Song", "South Pacific", "The Sound of Music") adapted from the novel by EDNA FERBER; Sets designed by HOWARD BAY; Costumes designed by LUCINDA BALLARD; Choreographed by HELEN TAMIRIS; Directed by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II; Produced by RICHARD RODGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II ..... DETAILS: The sixteen page playbill measures 6" X 9" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes, list of musical numbers, bios of each of the leading actors and wonderful vintage advertising, but no cast photos. Includes a loose ticket stub from the November 13th, 1947 evening performance ..... CONDITION: With the exception of a light moisture ring on the front cover, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any musical theatre aficionado or historian.
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