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Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Suzan-Lori Parks, American, born 1963  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Mos Def, American, born 1973  Search this
Jeffrey Wright, American, born 1965  Search this
Ambassador Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 8 7/16 × 5 3/8 × 1/16 in. (21.5 × 13.6 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 7/16 × 10 1/2 × 11/16 in. (21.5 × 26.7 × 1.8 cm)
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
March 2002
Playbill, volume 118, number 3, featuring the play, "Topdog/Underdog," written by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright, and performed at the Ambassador Theatre, New York, 2002. The top third of the cover is the masthead, a yellow rectangular field with black type with the magazine's title, [PLAYBILL ®] above the text [AMBASSADOR THEATRE]. Below the masthead is a white field outlined in black, with a black-and-white illustration depicting a frontal view of a bulldog’s head above the same image upside-down. Dividing the two illustrations is the title of the play, which is also the main coverline, is written in two black-outlined boxes in black-and-white text, [TOP DOG / UNDERDOG]. The word “Underdog” is written upside-down. The playbill website is printed at the bottom of the front cover. The back cover features an ad for Target Stores. All of the pages are glossy and bound together with staples. Most of the interior pages are off-white with black type with black-and-white images and color images. The magazine has fifty (50) pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Families  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Theatre companies  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
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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