Of Time and the River
As Lyric Opera of Chicago opens its new production of the classic musical Show Boat, LAURENCE MASLON looks at the show's enduring strengths and complexities.
A scene from Universal's 1936 Show Boat film directed by James Whale
© Universal Pictures/Photofest 2012
If you intended to create a lighthearted operetta, with all the cotton-candy conventions and confections of the genre, would you raise the curtain on the most incendiary racist epithet of the twentiet...
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