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Playbill for The Who’s Tommy

Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
Playbill for The Who’s Tommy. White background with yellow box at top; white box below with graphic repeatedly spelling out the title, as well as lyrics. [PLAYBILL/ST. JAMES THEATRE/THE/WHO'S/TOMMY/THE/WHO'S/TOMMY/THE/WHO'S/TOMMY/TOMMY/CAN YOU/HEAR ME/THE/WHO'S/EVER SINCE/I WAS A/YOUNG BOY]
Published by
Playbill, American, founded 1884
Used by
St. James Theatre, American, founded 1927
Subject of
Pete Townshend, British, born 1945
Date
1993-1995
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type
theater programs
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Object number
2011.45.95
Topic
African American
Broadway Theatre
Musical Theatre
Rock and roll (Music)
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.