On this day, December 27th, Show Boat, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York City.Show Boat is considered to be the first true American musical. The preceding operettas and light musical comedies gave way to this two act musical, which was adapted from the book, Show Boatwritten by Edna Ferber. The musical told the entire story through song and follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi river show boat over the span of fifty years. The themes include racial prejudice and tragic love.
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