Bombo (musical)
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Bombo Musical
Bombo (musical)
Sheet music cover (cropped)
MusicSigmund Romberg
LyricsHarold R. Atteridge
BookHarold R. Atteridge
Productions1921 Broadway

Bombo is a Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Harold R. Atteridge and music by Sigmund Romberg.

Produced by Lee Shubert and J. J. Shubert, the Broadway production, staged by J. C. Huffman, opened on October 6, 1921 at the Jolson Theatre, where it ran for 219 performances. The cast included Al Jolson and Janet Adair.

The musical has a thin story designed to showcase Al Jolson, who was at the height of his popularity. Songs were added by several composers during the run of the show so that, by the end of the run, there were more songs by composers other than Romberg than by him. The success of the musical on Broadway led to a national tour.[1]


Al Jolson's character Gus is a servant for the explorer Christopher Columbus. Gus becomes a slave that Columbus brings along on his first voyage to the New World.

Al Jolson as Gus between Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus in a scene from Bombo.



  1. ^ Oberfirst, Robert. Al Jolson, You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, p. 171

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