Saturday, September 26, 2015

Preview: Kern & Hammerstein's SHOWBOAT on PBS

Vanessa Williams as "Julie" in Showboat
Set your DVRs for this not to be missed Broadway musical experience as Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis and a cavalcade of major talent performs the classic Showboat.

From PBS:
Both a cultural and artistic watershed, this groundbreaking musical redefined entertainment and changed the face of American theater. Spanning from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi, in Chicago and on Broadway. Its impact remains unparalleled, addressing serious subjects like racial prejudice, introducing a bi-racial cast to Broadway, and pointing the way toward a new synthesis between music and spectacle.
The show airs Friday, October 16th. Check local listings for times.

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