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Show Boat: The Musical
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Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:13 am ]
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All-singing, all-dancing - and all difficult
by MATT WOLF for the Daily Telegraph

What the director says:
"The political and social issues are in some ways as powerful and potent today as they were at the time of writing," says Francesca Zambello. "Racism is the thing that drives the plot forward and provides the constant backdrop; to have a cast that's 50/50 white/black is a special experience."

published: June 12, 2006
more in the ending part of the linked article

Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:28 am ]
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That ol' steamer just keeps rollin' along on a river of pleasure
by DOMINIC CAVENDISH for the Daily Telegraph

After making a big splash with the scene-setting opener, the world and his wife rising to greet the dawn, an early highlight arrives with Mark Coles's exquisitely mournful rendition of Ol' Man River - a song made famous by Paul Robeson. Coles's Joe hymns the cruelty and beauty of nature in a voice that would drill a hole in the floor were it any deeper.

published: June 15, 2006

Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:10 am ]
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"Show Boat" lists at Royal Albert Hall


Steve: Jarrod Carland

Queenie: Angela Renee Simpson

Pete/Jim: Gareth Snook

Parthy Ann Hawkes: Jenny Galloway

Windy: Hugh Futcher

Captain Andy Hawkes: David Burt

Ellie May Chipley: Emma Dodd

Frank Schultz: Steve Elias

Julie LaVerne: Rebecca Thornhill

Gaylord Ravenal: John Owen Jones

Sheriff Valon/Radio Announcer: Steve Devereaux

Magnolia Hawkes: Elena Shaddow

Joe: Mark Coles

Mrs. O'Brien: Sarah Ingram

Jake: Seann Alderking

Mother Superior: Susie Fenwick

Young Kim: Katie Scales/Keenia Silkman

Older Kim: Lindsey Wise

Old Lady on the levee: Miquel Brown


Music: Jerome Kern

Book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel "Showboat" by Edna Ferber

Director: Francesca Zambello

Musical director: David Charles Abell, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Set design: Peter J. Davison

Costume design: Sue Willmington

Choreography: Arthur Pita

Lighting: Andrew Bridge & Alistair Grant

Sound: Bobby Aitken

published: June 15, 2006

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