Show Boat's legacy is assessed by comparison with recent Broadway musicals that use interracial casts and racially-marked popular music styles. Ragtime, Hairspray, and Memphis are considered as radical remakings of Hammerstein and Kern's vision for Show Boat as a cultural space where black and white music, characters, and performers might share the national stage.
Keywords: Ragtime; Hairspray; Memphis
Chapter. 3967 words.
Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music
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