This is an ORIGINAL ITEM - NOT A REPRODUCTION ! It was created to promote this Theatrical Production's Philadelphia Tryout Engagement in 1975!
This approx. 11 x 17" Item:
BETTE MIDLER'S CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL REVIEW ~ U.S. PRE-BROADWAY TRYOUT POSTER ~ ERLANGER THEATRE, PHILADELPHIA ~ 1975
This great RARELY-OFFERED poster from the one-week Philadelphia tryout of BETTE MIDLER's hit 1975 Broadway musical extravaganza (Limited Engagement / 80 New York Performances) is in good / very good condition. With minor edge and surface wear ; a few pale, circular stains in bottom right and left corners ; light fingerprinting ; approx. 1/4" ink smudge at bottom center. Not folded ; not faded ; Black and white ; printed on flat cardboard poster stock.
The poster features a great RICHARD AMSELL ART image of music / movie / concert superstar BETTE MIDLER posing seductively on a clam's half shell. With nice stylized star and title logos. A great collectible for any fan of BETTE MIDLER and RARE THEATRICAL / CONCERT POSTERS!
This Philadelphia tryout: ERLANGER THEATRE (subsequently demolished) 3/31 - 4/6/75.
New York engagement: MINSKOFF THEATRE 4/14 - 6/22/75 (80 Performances) .
Starring BETTE MIDLER / Guest Star LIONEL HAMPTON / With JOEY COLEMAN , LEE ROY COOKS , CHARLOTTE CROSSLEY , VINSON CUNNINGHAM , DORETHA DOCTOR , NORMAN P. HAWKINS , CLIFFORD JAMERSON , JEANNIE PAIGE , RICARDO PORLETTE , MICHAEL POWELL , SHARON REDD , CHARLENE RICKS , SHIRLEY UNDERWOOD and PEGGY WILLIAMS / Choreographed and Directed by JOE LAYTON / Sets & Costumes by TONY WALTON / Book by BRUCE VILANCH , BILL HENNESSEY and JERRY BLATT / Musical Director: DONALD YORK / Orchestrations: JIMMIE HASKELL
Text On The Poster Reads:
" PREVIEWS! PRIOR TO N.Y. ENGAGEMENT! "
About The Poster Artist:
Prolific and popular poster artist, the late RICHARD AMSEL (1947 - 1985) created an amazing array of recognizable music concert , movie and theatre poster images. His Broadway posters include Follies ; Godspell ; Tommy ; Bette Midler's Clams on the Halfshell Review and many more.
Some of his movie posters: Chinatown ; The Sting ; The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean ; The Shootist ; Hello, Dolly! , McCable and Mrs. Miller ; Up the Sandbox ; The Long Goodbye ; Papillon ; The Little Prince ; Death on the Nile ; Murder on the Orient Express ; Lucky Lady ; Nashville ; The Last Tycoon ; Voyage of the Damned ; The Seven Percent Solution ; Julia ; New York , New York ; Paradise Alley , The Muppet Movie ; The Rose ; The Last Picture Show ; Norma Rae ; Coal Miner's Daughter ; Little Miss Marker ; Flash Gordon ; Raiders of the Lost Ark ; Dark Crystal ; Terms of Endearment ; A Star Is Born (1983 Restored Version) ; The Incredible Shrinking Woman ; Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and many, many more.
In addition, AMSEL created album covers, artwork for Jimi Hendrix , The Who and the commerative poster for Woodstock!
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