Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Used by
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912
Subject of
Rainey, Ma, American, 1886 - 1939
Wilson, August, American, 1945 - 2005
Dutton, Charles S., American, born 1951
Jackson, Leonard, American, born 1928
Judd, Robert, American, died 1986
Seneca, Joe, American, 1919 - 1996
Criscuolo, Lou, American, born 1934
Carpenter, John, American, born 1948
Mitchell, Aleta, American, born 1952
Davenport-Richards, Scott
Loomis, Christopher
Merritt, Theresa, American, 1922 - 1998
Date
1984
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Description
Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. White background with yellow box at top; black box below with graphic of a woman in front of a microphone with her arms stretched out to her sides. [PLAYBILL/CORT THEATRE/Ma Rainey's Black Bottom] White circular sticker on back, handwirtten 1984.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
theater programs
Topic
Actors
Blues (Music)
Broadway Theatre
Drama (Theatre)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number
2011.45.59
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
GUID
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