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Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, American, born 1956  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Created by:
Terri Klausner  Search this
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 Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. White background with yellow box at top; black box below with graphic of a man in a tuxedo standing next ot a line of women walking on a path made of piano keys. [PLAYBILL/LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE/DUKE ELLINGTON'S/SOPHISTICATED LADIES] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1981.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
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Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc
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National Museum of African American History and Culture