Playbill for Porgy and Bess

Image for Playbill for Porgy and Bess
Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Used by
Gershwin Theatre, American, founded 1972
Subject of
Albert, Donnie Ray, American, born 1950
Dale, Clamma, American, born 1948
Shakesnider, Wilma
Lind-Oquendo, Abraham
Hinds, Esther
Ivory-Davis, Delores, American, born 1939
Mosely, Robert, American, died 2002
Oliver, Irene
Gershwin, George, American, 1898 - 1937
Gershwin, Ira, American, 1896 - 1983
Heyward, DuBose, American, 1885 - 1940
ink on paper
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
theater programs
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Playbill for Porgy and Bess. White background with yellow box at top; white box below with graphic of scenes from the production, including a man resting his head on the chest of a woman. Graphics located underneath title. [PLAYBILL/URIS THEATRE/PORGY/AND/BESS] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1976,
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
African American
Broadway Theatre
Opera (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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