80s Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies Musical t-shirt Large



Chest 20 in.

Length 28.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Hanes

This cool vintage shirt features the original poster art for Sophisticated Ladies, a musical revue based off the music of Duke Ellington, which premiered on Broadway in 1981. The poster art captures the art deco style of the jazz era with a stunning Erte inspired image. The musical ran from 1981 to 1983 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and during that time it managed to win two Tony Awards, one for Hinton Battle for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and one for Best Costume Design for the costumes created by Willa Kim. The score featured a slew of Ellington classics such as “Mood Indigo”, “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, “In a Sentimental Mood”, “Satin Doll”, and “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good”.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is some discoloration on the back, see pics.