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1968 "Jimmy Shine" opening day Broadway play...

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December 12, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Dec. 12, 1968

* "Jimmy Shine" opening day Broadway play ad
*  Actor Dustin Hoffman and John Sebastian

Page 51 has a full page advertisement (review) for the Broadway play "Jimmy Shine" starring Dustin Hoffman. This play made it's premiere in New York City the same week.

wikipedia notes: Jimmy Shine is a play with music. It was written by Murray Schisgal with music and lyrics by John Sebastian. The plot centers on its title character who is a struggling artist in Greenwich Village during the 1960s. Much of the story follows Jimmy's relationships with various women in his life and how he copes with love, sex, death, and rejection in relation to both himself and his art. Jimmy Shine opened on Broadway on December 5, 1968, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it closed on April 26, 1969, after 161 performances. The production starred Dustin Hoffman in the title role.

I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 72 pages, tabloid size, one fold along the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: Moments in American History