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Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Royale Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Ma Rainey, American, 1886 - 1939  Search this
August Wilson, American, 1945 - 2005  Search this
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Whoopi Goldberg, American, born 1955  Search this
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, American, born 1941  Search this
Tony Cucci, American, born 1961  Search this
Jack Davidson  Search this
Carl Gordon, American, 1932 - 2010  Search this
Stephen McKinley Henderson, American, born 1949  Search this
Anthony Mackie, American, born 1979  Search this
Heather Alicia Simms, American, born 1970  Search this
Louis Zorich, American, born 1924  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Playbill for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. White background with yellow box at top; photograph below depicts a man wearing a fedora and holding a trumpet while a woman in the background sings into a microphone. [PLAYBILL/ROYALE THEATRE/MA RAINEY'S/BLACK BOTTOM/WWW.PLAYBILL.COM] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 2003.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
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
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture