The New York Philharmonic has announced 
plans to stage Kern & Hammerstein's Tony 
Award-winning musical Show Boat from 
November 5-8. Ted Sperling, winner of the 
2005 Tony for Best Orchestrations (Light in 
the Piazza), will direct and conduct.
Broadway's Vanessa Williams (After 
Midnight), Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman's 
Guide to Love and Murder), and Julian 
Ovenden (Butley) have been announced to 
star as Julie, Magnolia, and Gaylord Ravenal, respectively.