9 Moments in Theatre History April 17–21

Video   9 Moments in Theatre History April 17–21
From Shakespeare’s death in 1616, to Fun Home opening on Broadway in 2015.

Talk a walk down memory lane with this week's From The Vault. Watch the video to learn what memorable moments happened in theatre history between April 17 and April 21—from the Bard’s death on April 23, 1616, to Beauty & the Beast opening on Broadway on April 18, 1994, and Fun Home opening on Broadway in 2015.

Below is a list of the dates in chronological order:

April 23, 1616: Shakespeare dies.

April 17, 1897: Thornton Wilder is born.

April 18, 1976: Gavin Creel born.

April 18, 1994: Beauty & the Beast opens on Broadway.

April 19, 2001: The Producers opens on Broadway

April 18, 2002: Thoroughly Modern Millie opens on Broadway

April 20, 2010: American Idiot opens on Broadway

April 22, 2014: Hedwig & the Angry Inch opens on Broadway

April 19, 2015: Fun Home opens on Broadway

For more Broadway history facts visit Playbill.com/Vault.

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