Showboat stamp art, 1993
Illustrator: Wilson McLean
Showboat was one of the first Broadway productions with a bi-racial cast. Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II and based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel of the same name, the show premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 27, 1927 and ran for 77 weeks.
Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection