Kwamina. The New Musical.
This 54th Street Theatre Broadway flop was set in a Western African nation as it was about the gain independence from Britain.
While the dances and musical numbers staged by Agnes de Mille were praised, the play’s storyline was not. “Shortly after the reviews came in, the show’s African drummer led a voodoo ritual backstage, aimed at destroying the critics who had not liked Kwamini.” (Ken Mandelbaum)
The cast album released by Capitol has been described as having now achieved cult status and this undated playbill could be from the play’s premier or from another date during its 1-month tenure on Broadway.
Description: Kwamina. The New Musical.
New York: October, 1961. Glossy single sheet folded once to form 4-page playbill; light creases; very good.