Depending whose tally you use, the Broadway revival of Show Boat will surpass the run of the 1927 original Feb. 10 or 13.The "Best Plays of 1994-95" says the original Show Boat ran 572 performances, which Show Boat will achieve on the Saturday matinee Feb. 10, according to Mary Bryant, press agent for the Livent Inc. revival at the Gershwin Theatre.
But Billboard magazine says the total was 575, which would make the date Tuesday Feb. 13. Another accounting puts the total at 573, which will come at the Feb. 10 evening performance.
In any case, Bryant says, no special ceremony is planned. Coincidentally, however, there will be seven significant cast changes that week, including the return of Lonette McKee to the role of Julie, which she played in Toronto and in the 1994 Broadway opening.