Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Broadway, Cort Theatre, 1984) | Playbill

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom



Legendary blues musician "Ma" Rainey, an ambitious trumpeter who hopes she will perform his arrangement of her signature tune, and the rest of her band and hangers-on make their music and deal with the harsh reality of their business and lives in 1927 Chicago.

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Drama Desk Award
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Winner
1985 Outstanding New Play Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1985 Best Play Winner
Theatre World Awards
1985 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1985 Play Nominee
1985 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1985 Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominee

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