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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: June 9 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradleyand

1891 Birthday of composer Cole Porter (1891-1964), whose witty, urbane songs will grace five decades of musicals, including Anything Goes, Can-Can, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings and hi…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 28 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradleyand

1940 Victor Moore, William Gaxton and Vera Zorina star in the Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase, which runs 444 performances at the Imperial Theatre.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: MARCH 10 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradleyand

1925 Ernest Truex is The Fall Guy for a group of dope dealers. This James Gleason-George Abbott comedy will run at the Eltinge Theatre for almost three months.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 17 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradleyand

1902 Joseph Hart's popular musical Foxy Grandpa opens a 120-performance run today at the 14th Street Theatre.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 15 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradleyand

1905 Birthday of composer Harold Arlen (1905-1986) a cantor's son who cut his musical teeth in 1920s Harlem, and went on to write music for Broadway shows, Star and Garter, Jamaica, …

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 1 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradleyand

1859 Birthday of Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Broadway's operetta king, composer of Babes in Toyland, The Red Mill, Mlle. Modiste, Naughty Marietta, Sweethearts and numerous editions …

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 29 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1860 Birthday of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), one of the fathers of modern drama, whose comparatively small oeuvre includes classics The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, The Seagull and …

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Monday, January 19, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 19 by Robert Viagas and Robert Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1887 Birthday of Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943), actor, author, radio personality, theatre critic of The New York Times, and one of the original members of the Algonquin Round Table is …

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 1 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1900 Chris and the Wonderful Lamp is based on the Arabian Nights and opens at Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre in New York. This musical, with a book by Glen MacDonough and score by John P…

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Monday, December 29, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 29 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1919 The Lafayette Players of New York, a black troupe, opens the newest theatre in Philadelphia, the Dunbar, with a production of Within the Law. The house, named for poet Paul Lawrence Dun…

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 28 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1925 Queenie Smith is featured in Tip-Toes, the George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin musical about a vaudeville trio stranded in Florida. It introduces the song "Sweet and Low Down, and…

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 27 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1920 Brock Pemberton's Miss Lulu Bett opens today at the Belmont Theatre. It will run 198 performances and win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 26 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1904 Maude Adams returns to Broadway with a revival of J.M. Barrie's The Little Minister. It opens tonight and runs just 73 performances. A year later she'll be back with a better Ba…

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Monday, December 22, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 22 by Robert Viagas and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradleyand

1639 Jean Racine (1639-1699) is born today in France. He will go on to write classics Phedre and Bérénice.

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