1919 After 30 days, 37 productions closed and 16 openings prevented, the actors’ equity strike is settled at 3 a.m. The strike, which began on August 7, is the longest in the history of American theater.
1979 A revival of the musical Peter Pan opens at the Théâtre Lunt-Fontanne, with Sandy Duncan like Peter and Georges rose as Captain Hook. It performs 554 performances, more than three times longer than the original. Future years see more Pan alarm clocks, featuring Cathy Rigby.
1985 André Gregoire, Arthur rubin, Barbara cook, Georges hearn, Mandy patinkin, Lee remick, Jim walton, Howard mcgillin, Marguerite Prince, Liz callaway, Betty comden, Adolphe Vert, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine stitch, Phyllis newman, Carol burnett, Licia Albanese and Erie Mills reunite on stage at Avery Fisher Hall to perform a concert version of Stephen Sondheim‘s Follies. Originally produced on Broadway in 1971, the musical later received full Broadway covers in 2001 and 2011.
2000 Ralph fiennes, who played Hamlet on Broadway in 1995, returned to New York in two other Shakespearean roles. The British actor alternates in the lead roles of the productions of the Almeida Theater Company of Richard II and Coriolanus to Brooklyn Academy of Music. Jonathan kent, who crossed out Fiennes in Hamlet, takes over the production management.
2012 After a three-year hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini Broadway forbidden returns to New York with Broadway banned: alive and kicking, Off-Broadway opening at 47th Street Theater. Marking the 30th anniversary of the longtime revue, the show features parodies of Porgy and Bess, Once, Evita, It’s all happening, Spider-Man turn out the dark, News, The Book of Mormon, and Good job if you can get it, among others.
2013 The musical adaptation of Lear deBessonet and Todd Almond de William Shakespeare‘s Storm, using a 200-person cast made up of professional actors and audience members, begins performances at the Delacorte Theater as the first installment of Public theaterthe Public Works initiative of. Co-screenwriter Almond, Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis, Carson Elrod, Jeff hiller, and Jacob Ming Trent Star.
2016 A cover of the 60th anniversary of Lerner and Loewe’s My beautiful lady, directed by the original Eliza Doolittle, Julie andrews, opens at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The production stars Olivier Award-winning Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins and young Australian star Anna O’Byrne as Eliza.
2016 Mandy Gonzalez, who created the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the heights, joins the cast of his hit Broadway musical Hamilton like Angelica Schuyler.
Today’s birthdays: James K. Hackett (1869-1926). Otto Kruger (1885-1974). Billy Rose (1899-1966). Jo Anne Worley (born 1937). Swoosie Kurtz (born 1944). Jane curtin (born 1947). Rosie Perez (born 1964). Anika Noni Rose (born 1972). Bertie carvel (born 1977).
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