Decades before Jesse Jackson coined the phrase ‘rainbow coalition’ to express the idea of cultural pluralism, Miho visualized this redevelopment program with a series of rainbow-hued squares, each containing the symbol of a black/white handshake of mutual goals, respect, and action.
Poster portraits of the play's two leads: a pensive Meryl Streep with late actor John Cazale glowing in the background. Between 1975 and 1991, Davis created 51 posters for the New York Public Theater, the organization responsible for the free summer performances of Shakespeare in Central Park's open-air Delacorte Theater.
Elson's photograph of the Shubert Theater at night captures all the glitter of The Great White Way -- a perfect visual equivalent for the quintessential theatrical piece about the the gypsies who make up the heart and soul of New York's fabled musical stage. The poster doubtless contributed to the musical's then record-breaking Broadway run: 6,137 performances between October 1975 and April 1990.