Musicals similar to or like Show Boat

Musical with music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and P. G. Wodehouse, and a book by Hammerstein II. Wikipedia

  • Carousel (musical)

    Second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). Adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. Wikipedia

  • Music in the Air

    Musical written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern (music). It introduced songs such as "The Song Is You", "In Egern on the Tegern See" and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". Wikipedia

  • Show Boat (1936 film)

    1936 romantic musical film directed by James Whale, based on the 1927 musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, which in turn was adapted from the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. Released in 1929. Wikipedia

  • Jerome Kern

    American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Song Is You", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Long Ago (and Far Away)". Wikipedia

  • South Pacific (musical)

    Musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. Immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. Wikipedia

  • Show Boat (1951 film)

    1951 American musical romantic comedy-drama film, based on the 1927 stage musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (script and lyrics), and the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber. Made by MGM, adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin, produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney. Wikipedia


    Sentences forShow Boat

    • It furthered the revolution begun by Show Boat, by thoroughly integrating all the aspects of musical theater, with the songs and dances arising out of and further developing the plot and characters.Oscar Hammerstein II-Wikipedia
    • In 1927, Kern and Hammerstein wrote their biggest hit based on Edna Ferber's bestselling eponymous novel, Show Boat, which is often revived, as it is considered one of the masterpieces of American musical theater.Oscar Hammerstein II-Wikipedia
    • Leaving these comparatively frivolous entertainments behind and taking the drama a step forward, Show Boat premiered on December 27, 1927, at the Ziegfeld Theatre.Broadway theatre-Wikipedia
    • According to his son, Frank Jr., King sat weeping in the audience at one of his father's concerts in 1963 as Sinatra sang "Ol' Man River", a song from the musical Show Boat that is sung by an African-American stevedore.Frank Sinatra-Wikipedia
    • Extending the precedents set by Show Boat (1927) and Porgy and Bess (1935), Hair opened the Broadway musical to racial integration; fully one-third of the cast was African American.Hair (musical)-Wikipedia
    • The first live-action musical film to have a commercially issued soundtrack album was MGM’s 1946 film biography of Show Boat composer Jerome Kern, Till the Clouds Roll By.Soundtrack-Wikipedia

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