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The Century (Show Boat) #187523

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) How a single Broadway show introduced in 1927 changed the theater forever examined; excerpts shown from several versions of "Show Boat". [Director Harold PRINCE - says earlier musicals were trivial; calls "Show Boat" a potent anthem.] [Institution for the American Musical Miles KREUGER, historian John Steele GORDON - say "Show Boat" is the watershed.] How "Show Boat" dealt with themes of the 1920s explained. [KRUEGER - says Oscar Hammerstein intended to shock the audience.]

Jennings, Peter

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