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Premiere of "Show Boat" on Broadway....
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December 28, 1927
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 28, 1927
* Musical "Show Boat" premiere on Broadway
* Jerome Kern - Florenz Ziegfeld
The top of page 26 has one column headings that include: "'SHOW BOAT' PROVES FINE MUSICAL SHOW" "Distinguished Audience Finds New Production One of Ziegfield's Best" Play is Staged Lavishly" and more. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 48 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.
wikipedia notes: The musical was first produced in 1927 by Florenz Ziegfeld. The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway was an important event in the history of American musical theatre. It "was a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness", compared with the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies and "Follies"-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century.
Category: The 20th Century