PHOTO CALL: Goodspeed's Show Boat, With Sarah Uriarte Berry, Ben Davis, Lenny Wolpe, Meets the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Goodspeed's Show Boat, With Sarah Uriarte Berry, Ben Davis, Lenny Wolpe, Meets the Press
 
Goodspeed Musicals gave a sneak peek of its upcoming summer production of Show Boat for the press on May 23 at Pearl Studios.

Directed by Rob Ruggiero with choreography by Noah Racey, the Show Boat cast — bowing July 1 in East Haddam, CT — includes Sarah Uriarte Berry as Magnolia, Ben Davis as Gaylord Ravenal, Lesli Margherita as Julie, Karen Murphy as Parthy, Lenny Wolpe as Capt. Andy, Andrea Frierson as Queenie, Danny Gardner as Frank, Jennifer Knox as Ellie and Maddie Berry as Kim.

Here's a look at the cast and creative team:

The famous story of showfolk who perform on a floating stage that docks in river towns along the Mississippi features the classic songs "You Are Love," "Make Believe," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine," "Why Do I Love You" and "Old Man River." The musical broke ground by introducing serious story elements — racism, miscegenation, spousal abandonment — into the genre of musical comedy. The work ambitiously covers about 40 years of American history, from 1890 to 1927.

Tickets are available through the Box Office at (860) 873-8668 or at www.goodspeed.org.

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