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29 August, 10:48

Why is Show Boat significant to theatre history?

a. It celebrated the non-conformist lifestyle of young hippies in America.

b. It is the first time black and white actors appeared on stage together on Broadway.

c. It is the first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

d. It is the first all African American cast on Broadway.

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  1. 29 August, 10:57
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    The answer is B, it is the first time black and white actors appeared on stage together on Broadway

    Explanation:

    As at that time, Show Boat was able to address the social menace of its time which was social evolution and black racism. With the idea of a cast that incorporated both the blacks and the white, it was the first musical on Broadway to feature both white and black performers.
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